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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

    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

    Forest Exploration

    forested mountainside

    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 forest 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

    Oh, Moose!

    a young moose in a forest of white-barked aspen trees

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

    In this lesson, students learn about ecology by playing a game mimicking the life of moose.

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

    Pathways to Discovery - Model Habitat

    wolf in a dry-looking field

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

    In this lesson, students think about wildlife habitat and territory size.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Second Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Ecology, Wildlife Biology
    Keywords:
    drawing, habitat
  • 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