21
Published in 2005
Today’s residents, as well as residents of centuries past, consider Mount Rainier “the spiritual and cultural icon of the Pacific Northwest.” As a backdrop for many of the State’s residents, Mount Rainier offers beauty, solace, inspiration, and challenge. The mountain sets the daily mood for...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
Curricula and Instruction Curriculum Materials
Save to List
22
Channel Islands National Park's live webcams deliver the park -- and its animal inhabitants -- to K-12 classrooms in real time. The park's ocean webcam reveals a kelp forest ecosystem. Have students record observations and learn about the natural history of marine fish, mammals, and invertebrates.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Teaching Media Videos or Animations
Save to List
23
Channel Islands National Park's live webcams deliver the park -- and its animal inhabitants -- to K-12 classrooms in real time. Watch a live stream from the Bald Eagle Webcam and have students observe and record family dynamics as two bald eagle chicks grow and fly from the nest by late June or...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Teaching Media Videos or Animations
Save to List
24
This is the National Park Service's site for kids of all ages. If you love our National Parks, Monuments and Historic Sites, this site is for you. If you are new to our National Parks, we hope this site helps you experience how wonderful they can be. We've recently updated this site to make it even...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Classroom Activities Curricula and Instruction
Save to List
25
"""""Soil porosity"""" refers to the amount of pore, or open space between soil particles. Pore spaces may be formed due to the movement of roots, worms, and insects; expanding gases trapped within these spaces by groundwater; and/or the dissolution of the soil parent material. Soil texture can also...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8 9 10
Classroom Activities Curricula and Instruction
Save to List
26
Human beings have been linked to earth materials since prehistoric times. They used caves for shelter, shaped rocks into stone implements, and later refined metals to make tools. Beyond practical purposes, Earth materials also were used to make pigments for paint. Rock walls became canvases where...
Grade Level   3 4 5 6 7 8
Classroom Activities Curricula and Instruction
Save to List
27
"There are many glaciers all over Alaska. Flying into Lake Clark National Park and Preserve through Lake Clark Pass, you will see many glaciers. These glaciers were growing during the last Ice Age. Now many are retreating because Alaska is getting warmer. As the glaciers melt they leave behind...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Classroom Activities Curricula and Instruction
Save to List
28
A fossil is any evidence of past life preserved in a geologic context, such as within rock or sediment. This activity allows you to explore the process used by paleontologists — scientists who study fossils to understand ancient landscapes, climate, and life on Earth — to find and identify...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Classroom Activities Curricula and Instruction
Save to List
29
Students will learnthat corals are living animals. They will be introduced to some of the species that make up the biodiversity in coral reefs, and why coral reefs are an important habitat. This lesson will serve as a brief overview of coral anatomy, distribution, its physical properties, and why it...
Grade Level   4 5 6
Classroom Activities Curricula and Instruction
Save to List
30
Climate Quest is a fun-filled journey around the world! It will give the class a chance to visit and see some amazing things... and to get a glimpse of how the world is changing. The goal during the quest will be to gather clues to see what is going on out there, why things are changing and what we...
Grade Level   3 4 5
Classroom Activities Curricula and Instruction
Save to List
31
Fossil Butte National Monument preserves an extraordinarily high amount of fossils that are well-preserved. These fossils are here thanks to Fossil Lake which existed 52 million years ago. The lake's bottom was quite salty and lacked oxygen which differs from the lake's freshwater, oxygenated...
Grade Level   K 1 2
Classroom Activities Curricula and Instruction
Save to List
32
"In """"""""Exploring Climate Science (Weather and Climate)-"""""""" students will use tools to collect weather data and discuss the differences between weather and climate. Our extensive """"""""Exploring Climate Science"""""""" curricula unit is broken into eight lessons, each taking 40 minutes to...
Grade Level   5
Classroom Activities Curricula and Instruction
Save to List
33
"In """"""""Exploring Climate Science (Weather and Climate)-"""""""" students will use tools to collect weather data and discuss the differences between weather and climate. Students will be able to: compare and contrast weather and climate, providing at least three differences between the two; and...
Grade Level   3 4 5
Classroom Activities Curricula and Instruction
Save to List
34
Becoming a fossil is not easy. This activity takes students through the process of becoming a fossil.
Grade Level   3 4 5
Classroom Activities Curricula and Instruction
Save to List
35
The Fossilization Game is a role-playing fantasy activity that helps children understand fossilization processes. Students should be able to identify the conditions necessary for fossilization: hard parts (organisms that possess these have a much better chance of fossilization), rapid burial, and...
Grade Level   K 1 2
Classroom Activities Curricula and Instruction
Save to List
36
By the end of this activity, stdents will be able to: list human influences on climate; explain the entire carbon cycle.
Grade Level   3 4 5
Classroom Activities Curricula and Instruction
Save to List
37
Students will explain how photosynthesis leads to carbon being taken out of the atmosphere.
Grade Level   3 4 5
Classroom Activities Curricula and Instruction
Save to List
38
By the end of this activity, students will: be able to describe the cyclical relationship between carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and plants on earth which trap and store carbon; identify where carbon in the soil comes from.
Grade Level   3 4 5
Classroom Activities Curricula and Instruction
Save to List
39
In this activity, students will be able to: compare and contrast weather and climate; predict the effects of climate change on life.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
Classroom Activities Curricula and Instruction
Save to List
40
"In """"""""Climate Science in Focus (Earth as a System)-"""""""" students will learn about the four Earth systems and how they are connected. Broken into eight days, these lessons require 58 minutes to complete. Students explore topics including climate and weather, carrying capacity and animal...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
Classroom Activities Curricula and Instruction
Save to List