• Great Sand Dunes and Sangre de Cristo Mountains

    Great Sand Dunes

    National Park & Preserve Colorado

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Curriculum Materials

Quick Overview of Curriculum Materials (.pdf file, 69kb). This document cross references each lesson plan on a chart by grade and content standards. Document links take you to Great Sand Dunes Curriculum Materials on the Hands on the Land Website.

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    Digging Back in Time

    Students will participate in a virtual dig and use accompanying field notes and action photos to investigate their own online "hearth" site.

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    All Sand Grains, Great and Small

    Wind and water not only move sand, but sort it by size and density.

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    The Camouflage Trail

    Students will gain an understanding of the concept of camouflage and adaptation.

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    Castles in the Sand

    Students will learn about the cohesive force of water tension and the adhesive force of capillary action.

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    Who Passed This Way?

    Students will be able to identify common animal tracks and learn how to make plaster casts of them.

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    You Can't See Me

    Students will understand the importance of natural coloration and camouflage in survival, considering the colors of various animals found at the park.

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    Water, Water Everywhere

    Students will participate in a decision-making exercise that emphasizes team work, problem solving, and critical thinking. Students will research water resource issues and existing water policies, working in teams to present a variety of perspectives on a specific water issue.

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    Tree Classification

    Students will learn the basics of tree identification at Great Sand Dunes and how to use a dichotomous key.

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    Trail Skits

    Students will learn how to be prepared, respect the natural ecology, and be safe on their trip to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

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    Track Memory

    Students will begin to learn to identify mammal tracks at Great Sand Dunes and learn to notice the difference between animal track shapes.

Did You Know?

View of dunes from summit of Mt. Herard

The 750' dunes look small from the alpine summit of 13,297' Mt. Herard, part of Great Sand Dunes National Preserve. More...