What Causes Ice Ages

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What Causes Ice Ages is a lesson plan that teaches students about the various theories of what causes ice ages. Students will learn about the history of the ice ages and how they have impacted the earth. This lesson plan is perfect for students who are interested in learning more about our planet and its history.

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Description

Our What Causes Ice Ages lesson plan is perfect for students who want to learn about the various theories of what causes ice ages. This informative lesson plan will teach students about the history of the Ice Ages while also providing a deep understanding of the various theories behind their occurrence.

Students will explore what an ice age is on Earth and explore several theories about what triggers ice ages. Students will watch a movie, explore tectonic plate shifts, and design their own animal to adjust to the next warming period. This lesson is intended to supplement the Learn Bright lesson Ice Ages.

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grade-level

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

subject

Science

State Educational Standards

NGSS.3- LS4-4, NGSS.3-LS4-3, NGSS.5-ESS3-1

Lessons are aligned to meet the education objectives and goals of most states. For more information on your state objectives, contact your local Board of Education or Department of Education in your state.