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  • Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

    Sunset Crater Volcano Web Quest

    Sunset Crater landscape; Photo by Amanda Stalvey (Teacher Ranger Teacher)

    Guiding Questions: What causes volcanoes? What are some examples of global volcanoes? What are volcano hazards?

    Students will ,
    ,conduct an internet based inquiry investigation focusing on understanding what causes volcanoes, what are some volcano hazards, and examples of volcanoes from around the world.
    ,use critical thinking techniques to answer volcanic process and impact questions.
    ,explore a National Monument using virtual technology.

    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    High School: Ninth Grade through Twelfth Grade
  • 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.

    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Earth Science, Geology, History, Oceans
    National Parks, legacy, cultural resources, natural resources, heritage, climate change, careers, Wildland-Urban Interface