Glaciers in Our Own Backyard part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this lesson students will gain experience in identifying glacial activity in their neighborhood and how those events shape the area. This lesson will involve spending time in the classroom preparing students for what to expect. After a list of possibilities have been compiled, the class will head to the Bay View School Forest where they will examine glacial events. Topics that can be discussed (but are not limited to): erratics, exposure of bedrock basalts, glacial scrapes in bedrock, and evidence of former beachheads of Glacial Lake Duluth.