I ended up buying “Life in the Great Ice Age” by Michael and Beverly Oard.
It was such an amazing resource!
We leaned heavily on the Answers in Genesis site also.
I cannot find the source for this one but it was a great idea.
You take a piece of ice(you can make some with bits of rocks and sand in them also) and slowly press it down and over on playdough.
Mimicking a glaciers movement.
It was so much easier for them to see how the glacier could have carved it out after doing it for themselves!
Since my husband and I just went to Glacier National Park in September, I used many of my own pictures to talk about glaciers.
We used just plain straws but the boys are not good at keeping suction so most of the paint would come out and I think the opening needed to be smaller for it to spray.
We studied the effects of ash clouds from Volcanoes also.
“Life in the Great Ice Age” had given that as one of their theories as to why the earth would have been cooler then.
There is a lot of evidence of increased volcanic activity during that time.
There is a lot of information and videos out there about that since we just had that big ash cloud in 2010 from the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull.
Just looking at the pictures of how dark it was and how bad visibility was really helped that time period come alive.
That would have caused an increase in evaporation and more rain or snow.
The colder temps with the increased snowfall would have caused more glaciers to form.
After reading that I asked the boys if warmer water evaporates faster than cooler water.
Since they were not sure we did an experiment.
I put two cups of water in a pot on the stove to heat on low and another two cups of cold just sitting out at room temp.
We than checked the amount in each every hour.
It was really easy for them to see that the hot water was evaporating very quickly.
I really enjoyed this study and learned so much!