Monday, May 16, 2011

Glaciers in Thorp!

Tabitha and Mechelle, the dynamic duo at Thorp School, engaged students in an exciting lesson about glacier movement. Tabitha presented a brief introductory powerpoint reviewing some glacier basics and then every got to play with Flubber aka the glaciers!!

Students were able to compare how glaciers might move as temperature, slope, and surface change. Tabitha's mentor, Dr. Ely, was there to provide further insight and guidance.
The lesson was a big hit! Students were able to explore these concepts by constructing their own experiments. And most of all, they left the class asking for more time to complete their "glacier trials"!

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