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  • Grizzly bear tracks in the dirt

    Students will explore the similarities and differences between their tracks and those of wolves and bears.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten-Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Art, Biology: Animals, Writing
    Keywords:
    art, biology animals, grizzly bear, wolf, writing
  • Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve

    Wetlands Exploration

    lake surrounded by spruce trees, hill in the distance

    Use America's largest national park as a pathway to discovery!

    In this lesson, students discover, observe and learn about the types of small creatures that live in a wetlands habitat.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Second Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Ecology, Wildlife Biology
    Keywords:
    habitat, observation, adaptations, interdependence, niche
  • The lesson plans in our 'Hoofin' It!' unit help students learn the basics of animal classification and what characteristics are common to mammals, mainly through studying Dall sheep.

    This lesson, the last in the unit, has students conduct research, write and present an oral presentation, and create an informational display on their topic.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Wilderness, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management
    Keywords:
    Dall sheep, research, oral presentation
  • Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve

    Forest Life: The Basics

    Mother moose with young

    All living things need basic elements to survive, this lesson will explore those elements.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Second Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals
    National/State Standards:
    [7] SA3.1, [10] SC3.2, [11] SC3.2
    Keywords:
    food
  • Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve

    Pathways to Discovery ‹ Getting to Know a Tree

    Use America's largest national park as a pathway to discovery!

    This lesson helps to familiarize students with the structure, function and importance of trees, and to develop identification skills.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Plants, Botany
    Keywords:
    observation, cooperation, sensory awareness, problem solving
  • Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve

    Pathways to Discovery ‹ Field Exploration

    an arctic ground squirrel peeks out over grass

    Use America's largest national park as a pathway to discovery!

    In this lesson, students learn about the types of small creatures that live in a field habitat.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Second Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Ecology
    Keywords:
    habitat, observation, adaptations, interdependence, niche, writing
  • Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve

    Pathways to Discovery

    brilliantly blue pool of water surrounded by ice, a snowy mountain in the distance

    Whether you bring your students to Wrangell-St. Elias, or bring the park to them virtually, use America's largest national park - over 13 million acres - as a springboard for lessons about plants and animals, habitats and ecosystems.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Ecology, Wilderness, Wildlife Biology
    National/State Standards:
    Alaska State Standards:
    Science A12, A14, A15; B1, B2, B3; D1, D2
    English & Language Arts B3
    Mathematics C1, C2, C3; E2, E3
    Keywords:
    biology, moose, forests, subarctic, bears, habitat, alaska, wilderness
  • Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve

    Pathways to Discovery - "Scent"sations!

    An ant crawls over a caterpillar to get at flower nectar

    Use America's largest national park as a pathway to discovery!

    In this lesson, students learn how insects find one another using their sense of smell through smelling activity.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Second Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals
  • Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve

    Basics of Habitat

    a great horned owl in a spruce bough

    Use America's largest national park as a pathway to discovery!

    In this lesson, students think about essential survival needs

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Second Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Wildlife Biology
    Keywords:
    habitat
  • Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve

    Creature Meeting

    a marmot

    Use America's largest national park as a pathway to discovery!

    In this lesson, students observe creatures closely to learn how they use their surroundings.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Second Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Ecology
    Keywords:
    habitat, observation, adaptations, interdependence, niche, writing
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