Glaciers

Glaciers Run Slideshow

What is a glacier? How does it form? And what will happen if they all melt? These and other questions are answered in Glaciers, an in-depth look at these “rivers of ice” that are centrally important in the history of the Earth. Hands down, no other force of nature is as fundamental – as a potential water source, a record of the Earth’s climate, and a sculptor of the landscape. Glaciers, for kids, are made understandable with basic facts on how they form – from the first snowflake to the massive sheets of ice that cover huge areas of the globe. Kids will learn that glaciers are always on the move; some may shift just a few inches a year, while others can “flow” 100 feet in a day. Also covered is the great variety of glaciers found on Earth, including ice streams, nunataks, piedmonts, and cirques.

What’s the best way to conquer a glacier? For kids who love adventure, tales of Antarctic exploration are sure to be popular. Junior scientists will enjoy learning about the many things that ice cores drilled out of glaciers can teach us, including what the climate was like almost half a million years ago. Then they will discover how the Greenhouse Effect is causing our glaciers to melt at an astonishing speed, and get helpful tips on what they can do themselves to slow down global warming.

  • I know it says it's for kids, but everyone loves it!

    Charlotte K.

  • The topics in the various magazines have sparked great conversational skills as well as working on language literacy with my students… GREAT TOPICS for a variety of students.

    Monique K.

  • This is such a fantastic magazine!! My son loves it and I recommend it to everyone with kids!!

    Robin C.

  • My kids are all older now (2 high school, 1 college) and Kids Discover is STILL our most waited for, most read, most loved magazine we get. THANKS!!!

    Robert S.

  • Even with 7th graders, I use the magazines since the illustrations are superb!

    Joie N.

  • I learned SO much from these magazines as a kid! They're the best!

    Garret T.

  • My boys and I love this magazine. It's loaded with great information and facts. We used it as a reference tool for home schooling last year.

    Julie J.

  • Kids Discover is such a wonderful resource for my classroom. My students enjoy reading about all the interesting topics.

    James P.

  • These are the BEST kid friendly magazines!!

    Shirley B.

  • I recommend this magazine to everyone, young and old!

    Rebecca G.