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Ice Ages and Climate Dynamics

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Discuss the causes of ice ages on Earth and determine if Mars experiences similar climate dynamics as Earth.

Learning Goals

Context for Use

It is advisable that students are familiar with basic lithology and mineralogy to be successful in these activities and homework sets. This learning module may be utilized in any course where global warming and climate change are discussed.

Description and Teaching Materials

Compiled In-Class Activities and Homework

In-Class Activity


Teaching Notes and Tips


Methods of assessment are within each individual In-Class Activity and Homework.

References and Resources

  1. Paleogeography through time YouTube video:
  2. Iceland glacier retreat captured by the Extreme Ice Survey:
  3. Extreme Ice Survey website: