• A water drop clings onto the edge of a orange stalactite, surrounded by white stalactites.

    Timpanogos Cave

    National Monument Utah

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Classroom Packet

Stalactite and helictite cave formations frame the cover page of the Timpanogos Cave National Monument Classroom Packet.
Classroom Packet Cover
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Aligned to Utah 4th and 5th grade standards, the classroom packet contains basic cave information, pre- and post-field trip activities, and powerpoints.


Download the Classroom Packet (7.62 MB .pdf)


Download accompanying presentations:

Cave Basics (1,306 KB .pptx) (3,023 KB .pdf)

Know Before You Come (1,970 KB .pptx) (2,327 KB .pdf)

Cave Jeopardy (6,527 KB .pptx) (3,801 KB .pdf)

Cave Investigation (2,103 KB .pptx) (5,544 KB .pdf)

Who Wants to Be a Speleologist? (1,814 KB .pptx) (2,611 KB .pdf)


Did You Know?

drapery cave formation

Cave Draperies, or Cave Bacon, form as calcite rich water trickles down an inclined bedrock surface. Over thousands of years a thin line of calcite builds up along the wall as water follows this same path over and over. These formations appear in caves in all different shapes, sizes and colors.