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Curriculum Materials

Devils Postpile National Monument is now offering climate science resources for educators, which include two full curriculum units based on national standards. We encourage you to pick up the entire unit or utilize specific activities that meet your needs. Click on the following links to see each unit, complete with procedures, worksheets, vocabulary, assessments and more.

Exploring Climate Science, A Snow Study, 5th Grade unit

Climate Science in Focus, A Streamflow River Study, 9th Grade unit

Contact us if you would like a hard copy and a DVD of the unit mailed to you.

Don't forget to take a look at our Traveling Trunks and Distance Learning pages for additional resources.

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    Climate Science in Focus (Climate Science Data and Tools)

    Climate Science in Focus (Climate Science Data and Tools)

    In “Climate Science in Focus (Climate Science Data and Tools),” students will discover how snowpack plays an important role in streamflow. Broken into eight days, these lessons require 58 minutes to complete. Designed around 9th grade Next Generation Science Standards, it is a unit easily adapted down for middle school or up for advanced high school classes. Teach the entire unit or pull out particular activities. This is lesson 4 of the unit.

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    Climate Science in Focus (Watershed)

    Climate Science in Focus (Watershed)

    In “Climate Science in Focus (Watersheds),” students will explore the local watershed to learn how it is connected to local, regional, and state resources. Broken into eight days, these lessons require 58 minutes to complete. Designed around 9th grade Next Generation Science Standards, it is a unit easily adapted down for middle school or up for advanced high school classes. Teach the entire unit or pull out particular activities. This is lesson 3 of the unit.

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    Climate Science in Focus (Weather versus Climate)

    Climate Science in Focus (Weather versus Climate)

    In “Climate Science in Focus (Weather versus Climate),” students will explore the differences between weather and climate and how changes in the environment can impact the local climate. Broken into eight days, these lessons require 58 minutes to complete. Designed around 9th grade Next Generation Science Standards, it is a unit easily adapted down for middle school or up for advanced high school classes. Teach the entire unit or pull out particular activities. This is lesson 2 of the unit.

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    Climate Science in Focus (Earth as a System)

    Climate Science in Focus (Earth as a System)

    In “Climate Science in Focus (Earth a System),” students will learn about the four Earth systems and how they are connected. Broken into eight days, these lessons require 58 minutes to complete. Designed around 9th grade Next Generation Science Standards, it is a unit easily adapted down for middle school or up for advanced high school classes. Teach the entire unit or pull out particular activities. This is lesson 1 of the unit.

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    Climate Science in Focus (Field Trip)

    Climate Science in Focus (Field Trip)

    In “Climate Science in Focus (Field Trip),” students have a chance to collect real streamflow data either in a neighborhood stream or at a NPS site. Broken into eight days, these lessons require 58 minutes to complete. Designed around 9th grade Next Generation Science Standards, it is a unit easily adapted down for middle school or up for advanced high school classes. Teach the entire unit or pull out particular activities. This is lesson 5 of the unit.

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    Climate Science in Focus (Evaluations)

    Climate Science in Focus (Evaluations)

    In “Climate Science in Focus (Evaluations),” students will demonstrate what they’ve learned from the unit by completing a post test evaluation. Broken into eight days, these lessons require 58 minutes to complete. Designed around 9th grade Next Generation Science Standards, it is a unit easily adapted down for middle school or up for advanced high school classes. Teach the entire unit or pull out particular activities. This is lesson 8 of the unit.

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    Climate Science in Focus (Project Preparation)

    Climate Science in Focus (Project Preparation)

    In “Climate Science in Focus (Project Preparation),” students will create a final project that demonstrates comprehension of the unit. Broken into eight days, these lessons require 58 minutes to complete. Designed around 9th grade Next Generation Science Standards, it is a unit easily adapted down for middle school or up for advanced high school classes. Teach the entire unit or pull out particular activities. This is lesson 7 of the unit.

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    Climate Science in Focus (Climate Connections)

    Climate Science in Focus (Climate Connections)

    In “Climate Science in Focus (Climate Connections),” students have a chance to learn about local climate change studies happening at a NPS site through a virtual visit. Broken into eight days, these lessons require 58 minutes to complete. Designed around 9th grade Next Generation Science Standards, it is a unit easily adapted down for middle school or up for advanced high school classes. Teach the entire unit or pull out particular activities. This is lesson 6 of the unit.

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    Exploring Climate Science (Research Projects)

    Exploring Climate Science (Research Projects)

    In “Exploring Climate Science (Research Projects),” students showcase what they learned throughout the unit by completing a final project based on climate change. Our extensive “Exploring Climate Science” curricula unit is broken into eight lessons, each taking 40 minutes to complete. Designed around the 5th grade Next Generation Science Standards, it is a unit easily adapted up for middle or high school use. Teach the entire unit or pull out particular activities. This is lesson 8 of the unit.

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    Exploring Climate Science (Climate Connections)

    Exploring Climate Science (Climate Connections)

    In “Exploring Climate Science (Climate Connections),” students have a chance to virtually connect with a park to learn about local climate change and its impacts. Our extensive “Exploring Climate Science” curricula unit is broken into eight lessons, each taking 40 minutes to complete. Designed around the 5th grade Next Generation Science Standards, it is a unit easily adapted up for middle or high school use. Teach the entire unit or pull out particular activities. This is lesson 7 of the unit.

Did You Know?

The tops of the Postpile's columns

Devils Postpile is one of the finest examples of columnar basalt in the world. Approximately 55% of the formation's columns are six-sided. More...