Resources for Teachers

Grade 3-5: Global Change

General Global Change|| Fossils and Earth History

General Global Change

Deserts—Geology and Resources- Background Information
This general interest publication describes how deserts form, types of deserts, and landscape features typically associated with deserts. Learn about desertification as an indicator of climate change.

Global Change- Activities
Includes introduction, activities, and teaching guide for topics relating to global change, time, and earth systems. Targeted to grades 4-6.   

Fossils and Earth History

The Great Ice Age- Background Information
There is evidence all around about The Great Ice Age and its impact on North America. Learn about the Earth's recent cold past and how to recognize the clues left behind.

Glimpses of the Ice Age from I-81- Background Information
This two-page pamphlet describes Ice Age block fields along I-81 in Virginia. Learn where they come from and decide if block fields might exist in your part of the country.