Making Your Own National Park Geologic Tour

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Link to Resource: http://www.earthsciweek.org/classroom-activities/making-your-own-national-park-geologic-tour
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
6 7 8
Language:English
Organization:American Geosciences Institute (AGI); Earth Science Week (ESW); National Park Service (NPS)
Summary:In this investigation, you'll have the opportunity to learn about the many geological features in our country's national parks. You might not realize this, but a large number of the national parks were created because of their amazing geology. Just think of the geological features of Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and many more! You will use two Web sites for this activity: the U.S. National Park Service's Web site and the American Geosciences Institute's Image Bank Web site. Using both of these as resources, you'll create a PowerPoint presentation that will demonstrate to citizen scientists like yourself the variety of geological features of the national parks.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 7
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:MS-ESS2-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Scale, proportion, and quantity
Subjects: earth science week; environment; geologic time; geology; geothermal; minerals; nps; rocks; volcano
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