How Glaciers Change Our Earth - Denton ISD

How Glaciers Change Our Earth - Denton ISD

How Glaciers Change Our Earth 5.7B Thinking About Glaciers Glaciers cover about one-tenth of the Earths surface. Most of the fresh water found on the Earth is frozen in glaciers.

Glaciers move very slowly and can cause very slow changes to the Earths surface. What are glaciers? How do glaciers form? How do glaciers change our Earth? Words to Know Glaciera large body of moving ice that stays frozen all year

Iceberga large mounded mass of ice that has broken away from a glacier and floats in the sea Morainea ridge of rocks left by a glacier U-shaped valleylow-lying area of land surrounded by higher ground formed by the movements of a glacier What are Glaciers? Glaciers are large areas of ice and snow that move very

slowly. Where are Glaciers? Some glaciers are in mountains. Some glaciers hang on mountains. Some glaciers are in cirques, areas in mountains rubbed away by glaciers. Cirque Glacier

Hanging Glacier Where are Glaciers? Some glaciers are in mountain valleys. These

glaciers look like rivers of ice and snow. Valley Glaciers Valley glaciers move down mountains. As they move over the Earths surface, rocks and dirt break off and are picked up by the glacier. The rocks and dirt become part of the glacier.

Some glaciers are in mountains. Some glaciers hang on mountains. Some glaciers are in cirques, areas in mountains rubbed away by glaciers. Some glaciers are in mountain valleys. These glaciers look like rivers of ice and snow.

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