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Why does Scotland look the way it does? During this workshop pupils will be introduced to glaciers and ice motion and will discover how the mighty movement of ice has created some of the most striking Scottish land features. They will look at how glaciers shaped the surface of Scotland using imagery from around the country. Pupils will even get a chance to recreate their own glacial features using sand boxes! The workshop is summarised with a team game where the pupils can demonstrate their knowledge gained and discover facts about Ice Age mammals.

You may also be interested in studying this topic outside - see the Outdoor Learning section of our website for details!

  • Social Studies

People, place and environment: I can describe and recreate the characteristics of my local environment by exploring the features of the landscape.

SOC 1-07a

I can describe the major characteristic features of Scotland’s landscape and explain how these were formed.

SOC 2-07a

  • Sciences

Planet Earth—Biodiversity and interdependence I can identify and classify examples of living things, past and present, to help me appreciate their diversity. I can relate physical and behavioral characteristics to their survival or extinction.

SCN 2-01a

  • Literacy and English

Listening and Talking—Tools for listening and talking: I can recognise how features of the spoken language can help in communication, and I can use what I learn.

ENG 2-03a

Understanding , analysing and evaluating: I can show my understanding of what I listen to or watch by responding to literal, inferential, evaluative and other types of questions, and by asking different kinds of questions of my own.

LIT 2-07a