Curriculum Materials

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  • Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

    Habistack

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

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Ecology
    Keywords:
    habitat, trophic
  • Wind and water not only move sand, but sort it by size and density.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Earth Science, Geology, Landscapes, Mathematics
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

    Who Passed This Way?

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

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biodiversity, Biology: Animals, Wildlife Biology
    Keywords:
    tracks, plaster, casting
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

    Wildlife Scavenger Hunt

    Students will use observation and deductive reasoning skills to find objects at the sand dunes that are the result of animals' interactions with the environment.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    First Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Wildlife Biology
    Keywords:
    wildlife, observation
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

    Native Dyes

    Students will become familiar with natural dyes, which plants they came from, and how Native Americans have used them.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Anthropology, Art, Biology: Plants, Botany, History
    Keywords:
    dye, native plant
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

    Tree Classification

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

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Plants, Botany
    Keywords:
    taxonomy, dichotomous key
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

    Exotic Escapes

    Using interactive field notes and action photos, prescribe the fix for a set of invasive plants.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Plants, Botany, Ecology
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

    Flowing Waters

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

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Earth Science, Hydrology, Mathematics
    Keywords:
    surge flow, stream flow
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

    An Ocean in Colorado?

    Students will understand the globally rare phenomenon of surge flow, exhibited in Medano Creek. Students will conduct an experiment by measuring, recording, and graphing data about stream flow. Students will compare the waves of an ocean on the beach to the surges of water in Medano Creek. They will also use measuring skills to compare the pulses of water.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Earth Science, Hydrology, Mathematics
    Keywords:
    surge flow, medano creek
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

    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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten-Third Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Wildlife Biology
    Keywords:
    tracks
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