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  • Haleakalā National Park

    Hō‘ike o Haleakalā: High School Science Curriculum

    Hō‘ike o Haleakalā: High School Science Curriculum

    Hō‘ike o Haleakalā is a multi-disciplinary, science-based environmental education curriculum designed to help sustain the native Hawaiian landscape and culture by helping students establish and deepen connections to the land and the culture it supports. Teachers in Guam, Saipan, American Samoa and island-wide found the marine, coastal and rain forest modules applicable.

  • Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve

    Liquid Rock

    Liquid Rock

    Students learn about the properties of lava by experimenting with liquids having varying gas contents and viscosities. (CLASSROOM ACTIVITY)

  • Mount Rainier National Park

    Fire, Flood, and Fury!

    Fire, Flood, and Fury!

    Native American oral traditions chronicle geologic events in the recent history of Mount Rainier. These stories are read, interpreted, and illustrated by students with the use of storyboards. This lesson plan is part of the "Living with a Volcano in Your Backyard" curriculum, created through a partnership between Mount Rainier National Park and the US Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory.

  • Mount Rainier National Park

    Soda Bottle Volcano

    Soda Bottle Volcano

    Examine how gases provide for explosive volcanic eruptions by making comparisons to gases in a soda bottle and by conducting a carefully controlled "eruption" of baking soda/vinegar or soda water. This lesson plan is part of the "Living with a Volcano in Your Backyard" curriculum, created through a partnership between Mount Rainier National Park and the US Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory.

  • Mount Rainier National Park

    Lava Building Blocks

    Lava Building Blocks

    Students investigate the influence of magma viscosity on the shape of a volcanic cone. Then, they explore nature and motions of lava flows and learn about the importance of lava flows as the building blocks of Mount Rainier. This lesson plan is part of the "Living with a Volcano in Your Backyard" curriculum, created through a partnership between Mount Rainier National Park and the US Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory.

  • Mount Rainier National Park

    Shoebox Geologist

    Shoebox Geologist

    Model depositional processes from volcanically active areas using sediments in a shoebox. Interpret geologic events from layers in a classmate's shoebox model and draw a stratigraphic column graphic. This lesson plan is part of the "Living with a Volcano in Your Backyard" curriculum, created through a partnership between Mount Rainier National Park and the US Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory.

Did You Know?

`iliahi is the Hawaiian name for sandalwood.

During the 1800's, vast quantities of fragrant sandalwood were the first major export of the Hawaiian Islands. The trade nearly caused the extinction of `iliahi or sandalwood (Santalum paniculatum).