Glacier Power started as a 1997 middle-school curriculum supplement produced by the Alaska Satellite Facility (ASF) in collaboration with glaciologists, local scientists, teachers, students, and artists. Although parts of the supplement have become outdated, several components of Glacier Power are still user favorites and rank among ASF’s most-visited pages.
ASF has updated Glacier Power content in the form of Q&A pages and lesson plans for teachers. Many of the Q&A pages contain vocabulary lists, review questions, or exercises.
Credits With special thanks to… Dr….
Glacier Voices Glaciers are giants that seem to come to life with strange voices, mysterious powers, and unusual life forms….
Glaciers Have Their Own Warning Signs Glaciers can be dangerous in many ways….
From Snowflakes to Rivers of Ice Glaciers are massive and incredibly powerful, but they begin with small snowflakes….
Glaciers Are Solid Rivers A glacier is a large accumulation of many years of snow, transformed into ice….
Exercises – Teacher’s Guide Where Have Glaciers Been?…
Segment Review Questions Teacher’s Guide What is a Glacier?…
Glacier Power Glossary Ablation, Ablation zone Processes (especially melting) by which a glacier loses ice and snow: melting, evaporation, calving, and erosion….
Crevasses A crevasse is a crack in the surface of a glacier….
A Glacier Begins with Small Snowflakes Glaciers are massive and incredibly powerful but they begin with small snowflakes. Each lacy, delicate crystal flake is unlike any other; imagine how many…
Calving Cows have calves, and glaciers calve icebergs, which are chunks of ice that break off glaciers and fall into the water….
Anatomy of a Glacier The anatomy of a glacier as it slowly slides down the valley….
Find your clues!…
Glacial ice is a different color from regular ice….
Think of a glacier as a huge ice box with the answers about how our world was a long time ago locked inside….