Enrichment Package: Activity 6 -- How Do You Measure Up?
This activity was developed to be used in conjunction with pre-visit and post-visit activities #4 and #8. During the activity, you will visit the cliff dwelling, Spruce Tree House and the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum. Students will use their observation skills and the Spruce Tree House Trail Guide to complete the activity. (Note: You will need a measuring tape and thermometer.)
Spruce Tree House
Visit Spruce Tree House and use the Spruce Tree House Trail Guide to find the answers to complete this section.
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum
Visit the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum to find the answers to complete this section.
«Answers to Activity 6: How Do You Measure Up?»
Did You Know?
Ninety percent of Mesa Verde’s cliff dwellings contain 10 rooms or less. One-third have only one or two rooms. This should help to put the more famous cliff dwellings of Cliff Palace (150 rooms), Long House (150 rooms), Spruce Tree House (130 rooms), and Balcony House (40 rooms) into perspective.