Lesson Plan

Incline 6: An Interpretive Hike

Tracks going down Incline Plane #6

Tracks going down Incline Plane #6

National Park Service

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Grade Level:
Third Grade-Sixth Grade
Subject:
Biology: Plants, Botany, Commerce and Industry, Design, Earth Science, Engineering, Geography, Geometry, Historic Preservation, History, Inventions / Inventors
Duration:
45 minutes
Group Size:
Up to 36
Setting:
outdoors
National/State Standards:
National Standard 2
National Standard 3
Pennsylvania Standard 1.6.5
Pennsylvania Standard 7.3
Pennsylvania Standard 7.3.6
Pennsylvania Standard 3.6

Overview

In this activity the students will hike a trail to the bottom of Incline 6 and back up by way of the incline itself. On the way down students will learn about the natural resources used as raw materials in the building of the Allegheny Portage Railroad. On the way up students will learn about the cultural resources related to the incline. They will also have the opportunity to determine the angle of the incline and the change in elevation.

Materials

Inclinometer, pen and paper

Procedure