America's Geologic Heritage

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Resource Type:Online Outreach Programs; Outreach Programs
Grade Level:
K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:National Park Service (NPS)
Summary:Geologic Heritage encompasses the significant geologic features, landforms, and landscapes characteristic of our Nation which are preserved for the full range of values that society places on them, including scientific, aesthetic, cultural, ecosystem, educational, recreational, tourism, and other values. Geologic Heritage sites are conserved so that their lessons and beauty will remain as a legacy for future generations. Site includes resources promoting the geologic heritage of national parks; Location: national
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 6
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.E
NGSS Performance Expectations:4-ESS2-1; HS-ESS2-7; K-ESS2-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Engaging in argument from evidence; Planning and carrying out investigations
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Stability and change; Systems and system models
Subjects: geologic heritage; geologic time; national parks; nps; united states
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