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  • Five different park maps showing various NPS units with four closed and one open.

    This is a classroom based, free teacher led program. National Park Legacy Voyagers is designed for ninth through twelfth grade students so they can go on an exploration of National Park Sites and learn about National Parks. Lesson plans include reading, writing, community service, presenting activities. Activities focus on cultural and natural resources and reasons for national parks. Activities feature budgeting and planning activity.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Earth Science, Geology, History, Oceans
    Keywords:
    National Parks, legacy, cultural resources, natural resources, heritage, climate change, careers, Wildland-Urban Interface
  • A park ranger and educator conduct the Sorting Sand activity during a recent Teachers Workshop.

    The Beach Dynamics lesson plans help your students understand how a barrier island functions. Activities are designed to enhance field trips to Fire Island National Seashore. 

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Earth Science, Mathematics
    National/State Standards:
    Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical; Next Generation Science Standards
    Keywords:
    shoreline dynamics, coastal processes
  • This Earth Science lesson includes classroom materials, field trip activities and a post assessment activity.  The classroom lessons include Powerpoints, readings and activities to increase understanding of coastal processes.  The beach activities offer place ‹based learning to observe and measure conditions to evaluate the vulnerability of a beach to erosion.  The post assessment activity requires students to use a model to demonstrate a beaches response to different climate change scenarios.

    Excellent

    Average: 5.0 (4 ratings)

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Earth Science
    National/State Standards:
    Earth Science
    Keywords:
    beach, coast, shoreline, barrier beach, dune, sediment, erosion, longshore transport, sediment suspension
  • A park ranger describes the formation and evolution of the breach at Old Inlet on Fire Island.

    This lesson plan explores the impacts of Hurricane Sandy, the history-making 2012 storm, on the natural resources of Fire Island, and it challenges students to consider the effects of climate change that are likely to occur close to home. The lesson includes an inquiry-based lab, with pre-labs, activities, and homework designed to increase understanding of climate change.

    Excellent

    Average: 5.0 (1 rating)

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Plants, Climate Change, Earth Science
    Keywords:
    climate change, shoreline dynamics, Hurricane Sandy
  • Students will learn about the cohesive force of water tension and the adhesive force of capillary action.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    First Grade-Adult Education (general)
    Subjects:
    Chemistry, Hydrology, Physical Science