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  • Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve

    Life in the Extreme

    Life in the Extreme

    Students take measurements in the field, analyze their data, and develop hypotheses about how different micro-environments affect the distribution of plants and animals in the park. Students are also asked to communicate their understanding and attitudes about the park using graphics and language arts skills. (FIELD TRIP & CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES)

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Art, Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Botany, Climate, Climate Change, Earth Science, Environment, Geology, Hydrology, Landscapes, Mathematics, Physical Education, Physical Science, Science and Technology, Visual Arts, Volcanoes, Wildlife Biology, Writing
    National/State Standards:
    CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.10 NGSS.SEP.1-8
  • Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve

    *Winter Track Mystery: SnowSchool Post-visit Activity*

    *Winter Track Mystery: SnowSchool Post-visit Activity*

    Reinforce the lessons your students learned during SnowSchool at Craters of the Moon with the Winter Track Mystery. This activity calls upon information learned in both the classroom and field sessions of their visit to the monument.(CLASSROOM ACTIVITY)

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Third Grade - Seventh Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Writing
    National/State Standards:
    NGSS.SEP.2, NGSS.SEP.4, NGSS.SEP.6, NGSS.SEP.7, NGSS.SEP.8
  • Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve

    Walking on the Moon

    Walking on the Moon

    These activities include simple timing and math which will allow students to compare their walking velocity at school to their pace at Craters of the Moon and on the lunar surface. (CLASSROOM & FIELD TRIP ACTIVITIES)

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Third Grade
    Subjects:
    Mathematics, Science and Technology
    National/State Standards:
    NGSS.SEP.1-8
  • Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve

    Journaling

    Journaling

    Students enhance their learning experience at Craters by using a Student Journal while on their field trip. (FIELD TRIP ACTIVITY)

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Subjects:
    Ecology, History, Writing
    National/State Standards:
    CCRA.W.3 NGSS.SEP.8
  • Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve

    Adapting to an Extreme Environment

    Adapting to an Extreme Environment

    Students match Craters plant adaptations to different habitat types and use their imaginations to create a species well adapted to a habitat of their design. (CLASSROOM ACTIVITY)

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Ecology
  • Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve

    Craters Ecosystem

    Craters Ecosystem

    Students learn about living and nonliving parts of ecosystems through one worksheet and two activities. (CLASSROOM ACTIVITY)

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade - Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Ecology, Environment
    National/State Standards:
    CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.6 NGSS.SEP.2, NGSS.SEP.4
  • Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve

    The "Write" Stuff

    The

    After the field trip to Craters, students use their field notebooks and knowledge they have gained through pre-trip activities to write two papers. (CLASSROOM ACTIVITY)

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade - Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    History, Writing
    National/State Standards:
    CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.7 NGSS.SEP.8
  • Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve

    Food For Thought

    Food For Thought

    Students increase their awareness of food by studying their own diet and preparing and eating a Native American dish. (CLASSROOM ACTIVITY)

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, History
    National/State Standards:
    Extension: CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3
  • Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve

    Stuff, Then and Now

    Stuff, Then and Now

    Students contrast today's resource consumption with that of Native Americans and settlers. (CLASSROOM ACTIVITY)

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    Archaeology, History
    National/State Standards:
    CCRA.W.10
  • Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve

    The People's Time Line

    The People's Time Line

    Students make a time line showing significant events in the cultural history of Craters of the Moon. (CLASSROOM ACTIVITY)

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    History
    National/State Standards:
    NGSS.SEP.2