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Denali: The High One (Geology of the Mountain)

Image of Mount McKinley, tinged pink with alpenglow, with Wonder Lake in the foreground
Mount McKinley, tinged pink with alpenglow, with Wonder Lake in the foreground
NPS Photo / Jacob W. Frank

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Denali National Park and Preserve hosts the tallest mountain in North America. It can be hard to get here, but you can bring Denali into your classroom instead!

The education staff at Denali can visit your classroom for free via the internet if your school has the ability to use Skype. Using a videoconferencing connection, our staff will spend an hour teaching your class about Denali's amazing natural resources using interactive lessons and activities.

Program length:

Pre-conference activity takes about 1 hour, Skype conference runs ~ 60 minutes.


Program resources:


Other resources:


Many of our other videos and interactive features are worth sharing with your classroom. Check out our panoramic images to get a taste of what being in the park is like.


How to Participate

How to register:

Registration opens on September 30. Spaces are limited and registration is handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Register by downloading this form, filling it out, and emailing it to us using the address on the form (preferable) or sending it via fax or mail.


Schedule for 2013 - 2014 school year:

Programs are available Monday - Friday, from November 4 - January 31.

Note: Please be aware that Alaska is in the Alaska Time Zone and follows daylight savings time changes. Programs cannot start any earlier than 9 a.m. in the Alaska Time Zone, which means programs for schools in Eastern Time cannot start before 1 p.m., Central Time 12 noon, Mountain Time 11 a.m., and Pacific Time 10 a.m. Please consider this when listing your available times on the registration form.

Details

Grade Levels:
Fourth Grade-Sixth Grade
Subject:
Earth Science, Geography, Geology, Glaciers, Physical Education, Physical Fitness, Physical Science, Tectonics
National/State Standards:
National Science Education Standards/Framework:

ESS1.C: THE HISTORY OF PLANET EARTH (if the geologic timeline extension activity is completed)

ESS2.A: EARTH MATERIALS AND SYSTEMS

ESS2.C: THE ROLES OF WATER IN EARTH’S SURFACE PROCESSES
Keywords:
geology, metereology, weather, glaciers, earth science, tectonics, physical education, physical science, subduction, geography
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Distance Learning

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    Pros

    Students really enjoyed this program. Thanks for offerining it free of charge! Ties in really good with our science standards.

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    Pros

    Interesting material, clearly presented. Very engaging.

    Comments

    My students and I really enjoyed this. I'll put this on the calendar for my future classes.

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    Pros

    Interesting content and introduction of meaningful vocabulary. Made complex material easy to understand. Fun and engaging!

    Comments

    My students and I really enjoyed this. The pre-activities were worthwhile and added to our understanding of the material presented. Thanks for offering this! I will definitely participate in this lesson again with future classes.

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    Pros

    Interesting content and introduction of meaningful vocabulary. Made complex material easy to understand. Fun and engaging!

    Comments

    My students and I really enjoyed this. The pre-activities were worthwhile and added to our understanding of the material presented. Thanks for offering this! I will definitely participate in this lesson again with future classes.

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    "Denali: The High One feedback"

    Pros

    Interesting content and introduction of meaningful vocabulary. Made complex material easy to understand. Fun and engaging!

    Comments

    My students and I really enjoyed this. The pre-activities were worthwhile and added to our understanding of the material presented. Thanks for offering this! I will definitely participate in this lesson again with future classes.

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