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  • What role do aspect, slope, sun, snow melt, blackbody absorption and elevation play in soil moisture conditions?

    What combination of factors both natural and man made is necessary for healthy river restoration and how does this enhance the sustainability of natural and human communities?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Middle School: Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Science
  • A winter view of the Olympic Mountains.

    How can learning about weather patterns help us to understand our water resources?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Climate, Glaciers
  • Freeing the Elwha (Sediment Deposition at Sea)

    As rivers carry sediment to the sea different sediment structures are formed along shorelines, how is sediment important to both river and the shoreline ecosystems?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Earth Science, Geology, Hydrology, Physical Science
  • Healthy watersheds are vital for a healthy environment and economy. How can understanding watersheds and particularly the Elwha watershed help you protect the water and other natural resources?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Aquatic Studies, Community, Environment, Geography, Geology, Glaciers, Hydrology, Oceanography, Oceans, Physical Science
  • Sediment build-up at head of Lake Mills

    The building of the Elwha River Dams has had a huge effect on the natural sediment transport and sediment structures along the Strait of Juan de Fuca. What benefit will the removal of the dams have to natural and human communities along the Strait of Juan de Fuca as natural sediment transport resumes?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Earth Science, Ecological Engineering, Ecology, Engineering, Environment, Geology, Hydrology, Physical Science
  • Five different park maps showing various NPS units with four closed and one open.

    This is a classroom based, free teacher led program. National Park Legacy Voyagers is designed for ninth through twelfth grade students so they can go on an exploration of National Park Sites and learn about National Parks. Lesson plans include reading, writing, community service, presenting activities. Activities focus on cultural and natural resources and reasons for national parks. Activities feature budgeting and planning activity.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Earth Science, Geology, History, Oceans
    Keywords:
    National Parks, legacy, cultural resources, natural resources, heritage, climate change, careers, Wildland-Urban Interface
  • Clearing land and building a homestead was laborious for settlers here at Humes Ranch and elsewhere in the Elwha Valley.

    What was the life of a homesteader like and what tools from today would make their lives simpler?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Architecture, Architecture (Building Styles and Methods), Design, History, Immigration, Social Studies, Westward Expansion
  • Coho salmon delivery.

    Salmon farms seem like an ideal solution for helping wild salmon and increasing the worldwide demand for salmon production, what are the problems associated with salmon farming and are there ways of solving these problems?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Aquatic Studies, Biodiversity, Biology: Animals, Commerce and Industry, Ecology, Economics, Environment, Marine Biology, Oceanography, Oceans
  • A black bear feasts on a salmon carcass.

    Salmon nutrients find their way into terrestrial environments, how is it possible that trees show evidence of having derived nutrition from Salmon?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Aquatic Studies, Biodiversity, Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Chemistry, Climate, Community, Ecology, Marine Biology, Oceanography, Oceans
  • Washington Conservation Corps Crews and park service employees replant native vegetation with dam deconstruction ongoing in the backgroung.

    There are many important factors involved in removing the Elwha Dams and restoring the Elwha River. What strategies is Olympic National Park employing to help the river and its anadromous fish recover?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Ecological Engineering, Ecology, Environment, Hydrology, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management
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