Curriculum Materials

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  • Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

    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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    First Grade - Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Anthropology, Archaeology, History
    National/State Standards:
    Colorado Social Studies: 1st grade 2.2; 2nd grade 2.2; 3rd grade 2.1
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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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Plants, Botany, Ecology
    National/State Standards:
    Colorado Science: 4th grade 2.3; 6th grade 2.1; 7th grade 2.1, 2.5; 8th grade 2.1, 2.2 Colorado Math: 4th grade 3.1; 5th grade 3.1
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    Latin Roots

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

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Art, Biology: Plants, Botany, Language Arts
    National/State Standards:
    Colorado Science: 4th grade 2.1, 5th grade 2.1 Colorado World Languages: Novice-Low 3.1
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    Inspector Flora

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

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Second Grade - Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    Art, Biology: Plants, Botany
    National/State Standards:
    Colorado Science: 2nd grade 2.2, 4th grade 2.1 Visual Arts: 2-4th grade 3.1
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

    Insect Design

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

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Subjects:
    Art, Biology: Animals, Ecology, Wildlife Biology
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

    Habitat Puzzle

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

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    First Grade - Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    Ecology
    National/State Standards:
    Colorado Science: 2nd grade 2.2 4th grade 2.3
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    Habistack

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

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Ecology
    National/State Standards:
    Colorado Science: 4th grade 2.3 6th grade 2.1, 2.2
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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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Earth Science, Hydrology, Mathematics
    National/State Standards:
    Colorado Science: 6th grade 3.2, 3.3 8th grade 3.2 Colorado Math: 6th grade 1.2, 4.1 7th grade 1.2, 4.2 8th grade 4.2
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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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Earth Science, Hydrology, Mathematics
    National/State Standards:
    Colorado Science: 5th grade 3.1, 6th grade 3.2, 3.3 Colorado Math: 4th grade 1.3, 4.1; 5th grade 1.2, 4.1; 6th grade 1.2, 4.1
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    Find My Critter

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

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Second Grade - Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Art, Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Design, Ecology
    National/State Standards:
    Colorado Science: 2nd grade 1.2 4th grade 2.1 5th grade 2.1 Colorado Visual Arts: 2nd grade 3.1 3rd grade 3.1 4th grade 3.2 5th grade 3.3