• Great Sand Dunes and Sangre de Cristo Mountains

    Great Sand Dunes

    National Park & Preserve Colorado

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.

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