(つ◔౪◔)つ━☆゚.*・。゚ The 2020 TKSST Gift Guide ✩°。⋆・゚  
The Kid Should See This

How Do Glaciers Move?

Glacier ice is weird. It’s solid. Solid things aren’t supposed to flow. But glacier ice flows like a liquid, and it does that without melting! How is this possible?

Travel to Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier with Joe Hanson of It’s Okay to Be Smart to learn about how a glacier, a dense ice form made from crushed and compacted snow, will slowly but perpetually move from the pressure of its own weight.

Related reading: Glaciology and Classification by size, shape, and behavior.

Watch these videos next: Mount Kenya’s Lost Glaciers, revisualized with fire and Water in Helheim Glacier Makes Its Way to the Ocean.

This award-winning video collection is reader-supported. Become a sustaining member to keep TKSST online and free for everyone, including teachers and parents who use it as a resource to spark learning and curiosity for kids.