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Grand Teton offers a variety of materials for educators to bring relevant lessons from the field into the classroom. These materials may be used to develop stand-alone lessons, in preparation for a field trip, or to reinforce the experiences had on a field trip.

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  • Grand Teton National Park

    Mountain Weather

    Mountain Weather is a force that climbers and outdoor enthusiasts need to understand and predict. Use this lesson in conjunction with our e-climb to help students understand how weather and geography interact. Lesson includes cloud types, lightning behavior and weather lore myth buster activity. Time does not include the time for students to explore the e-Climb online. Other recommended media components included.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Seventh Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Climate, Geography, Landscapes, Meteorology
    National/State Standards:
    Next Gen, MS-ESS2-5. Earth Science Next Gen, MS-ESS2-6. Earth Science Common Core, RI.7.1 Informational Text
  • Yellowstone National Park

    Painting 1000 Words

    Painting 1000 Words

    Students examine historic Yellowstone artwork and discover the influential “voices” of painter Thomas Moran and photographer William H. Jackson. Students then give voice to their own Yellowstone experiences through watercolors and photographs.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Art, Conservation, Design, History, Visual Arts
    National/State Standards:
    WY 4th grade Social Studies 2.1, 4.3; Art 1.1, 1.2, 4.1 WY 8th grade Social Studies 2.2, 4.1, 4.4, 5.2; Art 1.1, 1.2, 4.1, 4.2 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.7
  • Yellowstone National Park

    Landscaping with Wind and Water

    Landscaping with Wind and Water

    Students demonstrate the destructive forces of erosion on small “mountains” and survey an area in the park, such as Lamar Valley, to identify evidences of erosion. Students interview a petrified tree in its natural setting to learn more about the changing landscape of Yellowstone.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Earth Science, Geology, Glaciers, Reading, Tectonics, Volcanoes
    National/State Standards:
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.10 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.4 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.3 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.7 Next Generation Science Standards: MS-ESS1-4., 2-ESS2-2., 4-ESS2-1., 5-ESS2-1., MS-ESS2-1., MS-ESS2-2.
  • Yellowstone National Park

    Invent an Animal

    Invent an Animal

    Students work collaboratively to create fictitious animals in order to understand adaptations that help wildlife survive among various habitats throughout the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals
    National/State Standards:
    WY Grade 4 Science 1.5, 1.6, 1.9, 2.2, 2.6, 5.4 WY Grade 4 Art 1.3 WY Grade 8 Science 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.2, 2.6, 5.2\ WY Grade 8 Art 1.3 Next Generation Science Standards: 3-LS4-2., 3-LS4-3., 3-LS3-2.
  • Yellowstone National Park

    A Bear’s Menu

    A Bear’s Menu

    Working in small groups, students examine the feeding habits of bears and draw pictures to show what bears do in spring, summer, fall, and winter. Students use a small pattern of a grizzly bear and increase its scale to construct a full-size silhouette in order to appreciate the bear’s size.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Art, Biology: Animals, Conservation, Environment, Reading, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management
    National/State Standards:
    CCSS.Math.Practice.MP5 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.7 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.8 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.7 Next Generation Science Standards: MS-LS2-1., MS-LS2-3., MS-LS2-4.
  • Grand Teton National Park

    Dress for Winter

    Dress for Winter

    Students will dress for winter while explaining the purpose and function behind each layer. Throughout the lesson, students will learn and incorporate vocabulary terms related to heat transfer. At the completion of the lesson, students will be able to explain the different clothing layers and make reasonable choices for dressing in winter conditions.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Third Grade - Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Chemistry, Climate
    National/State Standards:
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.4 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2
  • Grand Teton National Park

    What is Wild?

    What is Wild?

    Students will learn about and discuss why we have National Parks set aside to be ‘wild’. They will compare National Parks to their local surroundings in town or at school.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Third Grade - Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Environment, Wilderness
    National/State Standards:
    Common Core CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.1 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.4 Next Generation Science ESS3.C Human impacts on earth systems LS2.A Interdependent relationships LS4.D Biodiversity
  • Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park

    Nature, Art and Conservation at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

    Nature, Art and Conservation at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

    Thomas Cole, the founder of the Hudson River School, stated “The ravages of the axe are daily increasing desecration by what is called improvement; which as yet generally destroys Nature’s beauty without substituting that of Art.” This unit, Nature, Art and Conservation at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park, will explore this very issue through on-site visits, school based lessons and independent research. For this unit students will begin by reading Marsh’s Man and Nature...

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Eleventh Grade - Eleventh Grade
    Subjects:
    Art, Conservation, Environment, Museum Studies, Reading, Visual Arts, Writing
    National/State Standards:
    Honors/AP US History