On Top of Old Smoky: Field Trip Post-Site Part 1 - Grade 5 (North Carolina)
NPS Photo - Beth Wright
- Grade Level:
- Fourth Grade-Sixth Grade
- Climate, Earth Science, Geography, Meteorology
- 30-45 minutes
- Group Size:
- Up to 60
- National/State Standards:
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park, fifth grade, climate, weather, air pollution
OverviewGreat Smoky Mountains National Park is an excellent backdrop for students as they explore the natural world. This unit is broken into three parts. The overall unit involves a trip to the park and is accompanied by three preparation activities and three wrap-up activities. This is part 1 of the wrap-up activities of the unit.
1) Define air pollution.
2) List sources of air pollution around their community.
3) Describe what air pollution can look like.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an excellent backdrop for students as they explore the natural world. The program is designed to introduce students to the interdependence between the climate and the biodiversity at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Additionally, students will gain knowledge of how human activities can adversely affect the biodiversity within the park.
Teachers coming on the accompanying field trip should download our complete field trip packet that includes all of the lessons: On Top of Old Smoky pre-site lessons, information and directions about the field trip and On Top of Old Smoky Wrap-up post site lessons.
Download the full On Top of Old Smoky Field Trip packet (includes Preparation and Wrap-up lessons).
This lesson includes instructions for an air pollution experiment and a Pre and Post Site Test.
Step 1: Discuss terms and concepts addressed during completion of unit.
Step 2: Demonstrate and supervise steps of experiment.
Step 3: Have students summarize what they learned.
Administer a pre and post site test that is included in the unit.