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Alpine Hydrology Lesson Plans

Of Microbes and Men: The Nitrogen Cycle Game (Grades 6-12)

Students play the role of nitrogen atoms traveling through the nitrogen cycle to gain understanding of the varied pathways through the cycle and the relevance of nitrogen to living things.

Glaciers on the Move: Build Your Own Glacier (Grades K-8)

In an inquiry base activity, students learn about how glaciers move by observing how a "flubber" glacier slides down a tiny mountain valley. While honing their observation skills, they will learn how slope and basal conditions (roughness of the ground surface) affect glacier movement.

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