NPS Distance Learning Programs: Grand Canyon

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:National Park Service (NPS)
Summary:Bring the Grand Canyon to your classroom using NPS distance learning programs. The programs cover a range of topics and grade levels: Ancient Life (fossils, grades 2-5), Ask a Ranger (geology, grades 4-8), Canyon Connections (plant/animal adaptations, grades 4-8), Condor's Flight (endangered species, grades 3-7), and Ranger Careers (park rangers in action, grades 5-12).
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 2; Big Idea 3; Big Idea 4; Big Idea 6
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A; ESS2.E; LS4.C
NGSS Performance Expectations:2-ESS2-1; 3-LS4-3; 4-ESS2-1; 5-ESS2-1; HS-ESS2-1; HS-ESS2-2; HS-ESS2-3; HS-ESS2-4; HS-ESS2-7; HS-LS4-2; HS-LS4-3; HS-LS4-4; HS-LS4-5; HS-LS4-6; MS-ESS2-1; MS-ESS2-2; MS-LS4-6
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Developing and using models; Engaging in argument from evidence; Planning and carrying out investigations; Using mathematics and computational thinking
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation; Patterns; Scale, proportion, and quantity; Stability and change; Systems and system models
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; careers; ecology; elementary school; fossil; geology; high school; k-12; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; k-9; middle school; nps
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