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  • Grand Canyon National Park

    Grand Canyon Natural History

    Planting a seedling of Grand Canyon’s rarest plant, sentry milk-vetch (Astragalus cremnophylax var. cremnophylax)

    Introduce your students to general ecology, as well as the plants, animals, and ecosystems specific to Grand Canyon.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Art, Biodiversity, Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Botany, Conservation, Ecology, Environment, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Wildlife Biology
    Keywords:
    Grand Canyon, Colorado Plateau, Colorado River, Conservation, biology, animals, plants, ecosystem, desert, wildlife, boreal, ponderosa, adaptation, dichotomous key
  • Grand Canyon National Park

    Grand Canyon Geology

    Hiker studying the stone tower in Monument Creek.

    This set of activities expands students' knowledge of geology and introduces them to the processes that have shaped Grand Canyon.

    Excellent

    Average: 5.0 (2 ratings)

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Art, Conservation, Earth Science, Education, Environment, Geography, Geology, Paleontology, Physical Science, Social Studies, Tectonics, Volcanoes
    Keywords:
    Grand Canyon, Colorado Plateau, Colorado River, Conservation, geography, geology, natural resources, fossils, igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic, plate tectonics, paleontology, deposition, erosion, limestone, sandstone, shale, fault
  • In this bilingual (spanish & english) hands-on lesson plan students will learn about the three types of rocks and "make" each type.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Geology
    Keywords:
    geology, Rock Cycle, rock types, metamorphic, igneous, sedimentary