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Geological Field Trips: Glaciers DLESE Reviewed Collection
Students will utilize the Internet to take a virtual field trip to visit a glacier and discover what physical effects glaciers have on the land. They will also have the opportunity to virtually visit Vermont and trace the pictorial history of how a whale's fossils were found there. The site also contains a student worksheet for their visual field trip. The site also provides an explanation of the formation of fossils.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
  • Cryology
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Physical geography
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geologic time
    • Paleontology
    • Structural geology
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
1996 The University of Vermont and others. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-286
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Changes in earth and sky
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Changes in environments
    • 5-8:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Earth's history
        • Structure of the earth system
    • 9-12:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Origin and evolution of the earth system
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Physical systems:
      • The physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth's surface
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Patti Zvanut
ABC Unified School District

Editor: Dr Frank Potter
University of California

Contact: Ann Miller
University of California