• 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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    Let's Be an Archeologist

    Students will learn about the reasoning methods of archaeologists and gain insight about a culture by making their own inferences about the people who occupied an archaeology site.

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    Land of Many Opportunists

    Students will learn how aggressive exotic species take advantage of a wide range of resources in order to expand their range and compete in a nonnative habitat.

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    Latin Roots

    Students will learn how scientists name new species of plants while creating a new one of their own.

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    Inspector Flora

    Students will observe wildflowers while learning to identify the main parts of a flower.

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    Insect Design

    Students will be able to identify common insects at Great Sand Dunes while also understanding the general external morphology of insects.

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    Habitat Puzzle

    This coloring puzzle will help students learn about the ecology of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

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    Habistack

    Students will understand habitats, predator/prey relationship, and the trophic structure on which Great Sand Dunes' habitats are built.

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    Go With the Flow

    Students explore the hydrologic story of Medano Creek and the surrounding water bodies of the San Luis Valley.

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    Flowing Waters

    Students will learn to calculate stream flow and creatively seek ways to refine and improve a scientific measurement process.

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    Find My Critter

    Students will be able to understand the importance of coloration in the ways animals are adapted.

Did You Know?

Surge flow, Medano Creek

Medano Creek, flowing at the base of Great Sand Dunes, is one of the few and best places in the world to experience "surge flow", where creek water comes in rhythmic waves. More...