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

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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?

climbers on Independence Monument

Each Independence Day, local climbers scale the iconic Independence Monument in Colorado National Monument and raise an American flag on top. This tradition dates back to early park promoter John Otto, whose route up Independence Monument climbers still follow.