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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
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"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
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"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
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Becoming a fossil is not easy. This activity takes students through the process of becoming a fossil.
Grade Level   3 4 5
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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
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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
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Students will explain how photosynthesis leads to carbon being taken out of the atmosphere.
Grade Level   3 4 5
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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
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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
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"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
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Connect live with park rangers from Alaska's Kenai Fjords National Park, and discuss the impacts and hazards of marine debris worldwide. In this distance learning program for grades 10-12, students participate in a facilitated dialogue to learn how to protect the oceans. The program features...
Grade Level   10 11 12
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Students explore a few rocks and minerals of the area. They investigate how sandstone was formed and experiment with erosion to demonstrate how local landforms are the result of sand and rock being removed. Students explore biological soil crust, and search for clues to discover how we use ocks...
Grade Level   K 1 2
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We usually think of caves forming as rocks are dissolved and the particles are washed away, leaving hollow spaces behind. This activity simulates the way that dissolution, a chemical weathering process, leads to the formation of caves. When precipitation such as rainwater or snowmelt mixes with...
Grade Level   7 8 9 10 11 12
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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...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Though most geysers are not predictable, Old Faithful is famous for its regularity. Use the rangers' formula to predict its next eruption with this activity.
Grade Level   3 4 5
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