Lesson Plan

Preservation at Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore's rope access team preparing to scan the scuplture.
Mount Rushmore's rope access team preparing to scan the scuplture.

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Grade Level:
Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
Subject:
Earth Science, Geology, Physical Science
Duration:
Two to three 50-minute sessions
Setting:
classroom
National/State Standards:
Science as Inquiry and Physical Science for 6th through 8th grades
U.S. National Science Education Standards
http://pals.sri.com/standards/nses5-8text.html

Overview

Learn about the various preservation concerns at Mount Rushmore. By learning to recognize the various types of rocks found in Mount Rushmore and their different characteristics and varying rates of erosion, students will be able to understand the complexity of caring for a monument like Mount Rushmore.

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