Mrs. Konop's Class' Glacier Experiment

Mrs. Konop's Class' Glacier Experiment
Posted on 11/30/2016
Mrs. Konop's Class' Glacier Experiment

Mrs. Konop’s 4th and 5th graders learned about glaciers in different ways as they studied Wisconsin history yesterday.  They studied the effects of glaciers on the landscape and how glaciers shaped Wisconsin’s landscape in particular. 

The students did an experiment to try to mimic real life to see how water melts, erodes, and washes stones away with it.  They froze cups of water, rocks, twigs, and soil and then put them on a tilted wooden board to see how the melting water caused the soil, rocks, and twigs to be carried down the tilted board with the water.  They first hypothesized about what would happen to the water, soil, rocks, and twigs.  Then they watched to see what actually happened. 

In addition, the students looked at trail maps of the Ice Age Trail to learn general facts.  They also used their ipads to do research on glaciers, watch videos on glaciers, and take notes.  It was a great way to learn about the landscape history of Wisconsin!

Glacier Experiment:
Glaciers

Glaciers

Studying Ice Age Trail Maps:
Glaciers

Researching glaciers on the ipad:
Glaciers


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