• View from the Canyon Rim Trail. Photo by Jeff Kochevar

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    National Monument Colorado

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6th grade

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Sixth Grade Programs
Example Field Trip Schedule
Pre/Post Activities

*Actual schedules will depend upon the number of students, ranger availability, time available for the field trip, and length of programs chosen.

Watch videos of flash floods in the Monument!


 

Ranger Programs

Hike in No Thoroughfare Canyon and two Activity Stations


Exploring the Evidence (Constructive and Destructive Earth's Processes)
On a ranger-guided hike, students will identify the evidence of the geological processes (rock cycle, weathering and erosion, flash floods) that shape the canyon. Science 3.1

Station: Masters of Models
Students will model mountain building, stream erosion and flash floods using sandboxes. Science 3.1

Station: Rockin' Around
During this teacher-led journaling time, students will compare and contrast samples of sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rock types. Science 3.1

 

Did You Know?

view at Colorado National Monument

Colorado National Monument is located near the northeast corner of the Colorado Plateau, an arid semi-desert region located between the Rocky Mountains and the Great Basin of Nevada. The average elevation of the entire Colorado Plateau is over 5,000 feet! More...