Mount Rushmore's rope access team preparing to scan the scuplture.
Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
Earth Science, Geology, Physical Science
Two to three 50-minute sessions
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
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.