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  • Yellowstone National Park

    To Eat or Be Eaten

    To Eat or Be Eaten

    In “To Eat or Be Eaten,” students demonstrate energy transfer and connections between plants and animals.

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    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Third Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Ecology, Wildlife Biology
    National/State Standards:
    WY Grade 4 Science: 1.5, 2.1, 2.2 WY Grade 8 Science: 1.4, 2.2 Next Generation Science Standards: K-LS1-1., K-ESS3-1.
  • Craters Of The Moon National Monument & Preserve

    Hot Spot

    Hot Spot

    Students learn about the Mantle Plume Theory, plate tectonics, and Idaho geography by experimenting with a map of Idaho. (CLASSROOM ACTIVITY)

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade - Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Earth Science, Geography, Geology
    National/State Standards:
    NGSS.SEP.2, NGSS.SEP.6
  • Yellowstone National Park

    National Park Service Symbols

    National Park Service Symbols

    Students learn how the design of the National Park Service arrowhead is made up of symbols then have a chance to create their own design.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Subjects:
    Art, Conservation, Design, History, Visual Arts
    National/State Standards:
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.7
  • Yellowstone National Park

    Making Tracks

    Making Tracks

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

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten - Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Art, Biology: Animals, Writing
    National/State Standards:
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.2 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.10
  • Yellowstone National Park

    Waters of Life: Survey of a Riparian Area

    Waters of Life: Survey of a Riparian Area

    Students investigate plant and animal life in and around a creek. Students work in groups, with each group member performing a different task: observing, recording, mapping, classifying. Finally, the team puts the information together to make conclusions about the ecological connections that exist within the area surveyed.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten - General
    Subjects:
    Art, Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Botany, Earth Science, Ecology, Environment, Landscapes, Wildlife Biology
    National/State Standards:
    CCSS.Math.Practice.MP5 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.10 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.1 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.4 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.3 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.7 Next Generation Science Standards: MS-LS2-1., 3-LS4-3.
  • Yellowstone National Park

    Dueling Mandates

    Dueling Mandates

    Using dilemma cards describing some of the issues affecting Yellowstone National Park, students work in small groups to consider management issues that meet both of the conflicting mandates that the National Park Service must follow.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - General
    Subjects:
    Community, Conservation, Ecology, Environmental Law, Government, History, Leadership, Public Policy, Wildlife Management
    National/State Standards:
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.2 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.3 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.4 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.7 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.8 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.10 Next Generation Science Standards: MS-LS2-5., HS-LS2-7.
  • Yellowstone National Park

    Painting 1000 Words

    Painting 1000 Words

    Students examine historic Yellowstone artwork and discover the influential “voices” of painter Thomas Moran and photographer William H. Jackson. Students then give voice to their own Yellowstone experiences through watercolors and photographs.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Art, Conservation, Design, History, Visual Arts
    National/State Standards:
    WY 4th grade Social Studies 2.1, 4.3; Art 1.1, 1.2, 4.1 WY 8th grade Social Studies 2.2, 4.1, 4.4, 5.2; Art 1.1, 1.2, 4.1, 4.2 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.7
  • Yellowstone National Park

    Landscaping with Wind and Water

    Landscaping with Wind and Water

    Students demonstrate the destructive forces of erosion on small “mountains” and survey an area in the park, such as Lamar Valley, to identify evidences of erosion. Students interview a petrified tree in its natural setting to learn more about the changing landscape of Yellowstone.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Earth Science, Geology, Glaciers, Reading, Tectonics, Volcanoes
    National/State Standards:
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.10 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.4 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.3 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.7 Next Generation Science Standards: MS-ESS1-4., 2-ESS2-2., 4-ESS2-1., 5-ESS2-1., MS-ESS2-1., MS-ESS2-2.
  • Yellowstone National Park

    Invent an Animal

    Invent an Animal

    Students work collaboratively to create fictitious animals in order to understand adaptations that help wildlife survive among various habitats throughout the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals
    National/State Standards:
    WY Grade 4 Science 1.5, 1.6, 1.9, 2.2, 2.6, 5.4 WY Grade 4 Art 1.3 WY Grade 8 Science 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.2, 2.6, 5.2\ WY Grade 8 Art 1.3 Next Generation Science Standards: 3-LS4-2., 3-LS4-3., 3-LS3-2.
  • Yellowstone National Park

    A Bear’s Menu

    A Bear’s Menu

    Working in small groups, students examine the feeding habits of bears and draw pictures to show what bears do in spring, summer, fall, and winter. Students use a small pattern of a grizzly bear and increase its scale to construct a full-size silhouette in order to appreciate the bear’s size.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Art, Biology: Animals, Conservation, Environment, Reading, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management
    National/State Standards:
    CCSS.Math.Practice.MP5 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.7 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.8 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.7 Next Generation Science Standards: MS-LS2-1., MS-LS2-3., MS-LS2-4.