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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 aerial imagery from around the country. Pupils will even get a chance to recreate their own glacial features using sand boxes. They finish with a team game where pupils compete to answer ice-themed questions and demonstrate their knowledge.

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: Having investigated processes which form and shape landscapes, I can explain their impact on selected landscapes in Scotland, Europe and beyond.

SOC 3-07a

I can explain how the interaction of physical systems shaped and continue to shape the Earth’s surface by assessing their impact on contrasting landscape types.

SOC 4-07a

I can investigate the climate, physical features and living things of a natural environment different from my own and explain their interrelationship.

SOC 3-10a

  • Sciences

Processes of the planet: By contributing to experiments and investigations, I can develop my understanding of models of matter and can apply this to changes of state and the energy involved as they occur in nature.

SCN 3-05a

  • Literacy and English

Tools for listening and Talking: When I engage with others, I can make a relevant contribution, encourage others to contribute and acknowledge that they have the right to hold a different opinion.

I can respond in ways appropriate to my role and use contributions to reflect on, clarify or adapt thinking.

LIT 3-02a