• Views from Penobscot Mountain summit.

    Acadia

    National Park Maine

Fire and Ice - Teacher Resources

This introductory geology program for sixth through eighth grades covers the rock cycle, glacial features, and plate tectonics. A hike around Great Head gives an opportunity to see evidence of these processes.

Fire and Ice PowerPoint Presentation (pdf - 2.8mb)

Maine State Learning Results


The websites below contain earth science background information, activities, and reinforcement material relevant to the Fire and Ice geology program. This material can be used to supplement existing pre- and post-site classroom activities. When preparing for your field trip to Acadia National Park, consider aligning your areas of concentration with the major topics of our program: geological processes (i.e. weathering and erosion), rock types, plate tectonics, soil formation, geologic time, and glaciation.

Background Information

Activities

Reinforcement Material

  • Exploring Earth - Contains investigations, visualizations, and data centers

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