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    Craters Of The Moon

    National Monument & Preserve Idaho

Teachers Guide

Marmot Eating

A Curriculum on Craters of the Moon Geology,
History, and Ecology for Grades 5-6

Prepared by:

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
P.O. Box 29
Arco, Idaho 83213
Phone (208)527-1335 FAX (208)527-3073


With special thanks to Larry Barnes for his skillful authorship of the Ecology chapter and of the activities for each chapter.

Thanks also to the Craters of the Moon Natural History Association, Inc. for funding sections of this project.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Orientation

Plan a Field Trip

Site Tours

Chapter Two: Geology

Geology of Craters of the Moon

Geology Activities

Chapter Three: History

History of Craters of the Moon

History Activities

Chapter Four: Ecology

Ecology of Craters of the Moon

Ecology Activities

Chapter Five: Student Journal

Did You Know?


In 1970 Craters of the Moon became one of the first areas in the National Park System to be designated as a federal Wilderness area. Craters of the Moon contains vast areas where visitors have an opportunity to experience the earth as it was. More...