The research which is currently being done regarding the ice record of Mount Logan is fascinating and extremely engaging for students. It is important Canadian research contributing to our understanding of global historical climate, and ultimately to our understanding of our current experience of climate change. The six lessons have been prepared to follow and build upon one another, and should be used in order for fullest understanding. They start with understanding terms and processes, move through the water cycle and weather/climate, to ice core research and what it reveals about the past and the present. There is also a final quiz included with the unit.

1. Preparatory lesson
2. The Water Cycle and Researching terms
3. Modern weather conditions on Mt. Logan
4. Ice cores 1
5. Ice cores 2
6. Ice cores 3


Curricular Links:
From the Pan- Canadian Protocol for Collaboration on School Curriculum:
Common framework of Science Learning Outcomes

Grade 10: EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE

Weather dynamics

This unit may be used to satisfy the entire grade 10 Weather Dynamics unit; including the following outcomes:

STSE: 115-2, 115-6
Skills: 212-1, 213-6, 214-3, 214-17
Knowledge: 331-2, 331-3, 331-4
Attitudes: 445, 448, 450

British Columbia Geography 12 IRP

This unit may be used to contribute to the following:


SYSTEMS OF THE EARTH (Weather)

It is expected that students will:

  • describe the composition and significance of the layers of theatmosphere
  • describe the principal factors affecting temperature, precipitation,pressure, and wind
  • analyse patterns of distribution of temperature, precipitation, pressure,and wind
  • explain the atmospheric conditions that create extreme weather phenomena
  • evaluate how people affect and are affected by weather


SYSTEMS OF THE EARTH (Climate)

It is expected that students will:

  • explain how climatic controls affect climate
  • compare the distribution and characteristics of climatic regions
  • describe how climate influences the nature and distribution of majorworld biomes
  • evaluate how climate affects human activity
  • evaluate how human activity affects climate, including ozone depletion, global warming, and acid rain