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  • 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.

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    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade - Tenth Grade
    Subjects:
    Earth Science, Geology, Volcanoes
  • 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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade - Tenth Grade
    Subjects:
    Earth Science, Geology, Volcanoes