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  • Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve

    Journaling

    Students climbing a volcano

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

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Subjects:
    Ecology, History, Writing
  • Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve

    Food For Thought

    map of Shoshone migration route

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

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, History
  • Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve

    Deep Time and You

    dark rock surrounding light rock

    Students create time lines showing significant events in Earth's history and their own lives.
    (CLASSROOM ACTIVITY)

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade-Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Earth Science, Geology
    Keywords:
    timeline, geologic time
  • Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve

    The "Write" Stuff

    small volcanoes

    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 Plan
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    History, Writing
  • geyser

    Students learn about the Mantle Plume Theory, plate tectonics, and Idaho geography by experimenting with a map of Idaho. (CLASSROOM ACTIVITY)

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade-Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Earth Science, Geography, Geology
    Keywords:
    plate tectonics, Yellowstone, maps, Great Rift, Idaho geography
  • Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve

    Stuff, Then and Now

    woman next to rock rings

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

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    Archaeology, History
  • Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve

    Walking on the Moon

    students on trail

    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 Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade
    Subjects:
    Mathematics, Science and Technology
    Keywords:
    Moonwalk, craters of the moon
  • Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve

    Craters Ecosystem

    Fox pups near lava rock

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

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Ecology, Environment
  • horse drawn wagon

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

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    History
  • Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve

    Web of Life (Teacher's Guide/Ecology)

    Clarks Nutcracker on pine tree

    Students learn about the complexity of life and interrelationships between living things by constructing a Craters food web.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Ecology, Environment
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