Lesson Plan

Changing Landscapes

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Grade Level:
Fifth Grade
Subject:
Geology, Hydrology
National/State Standards:
Utah Core Curriculum Fifth Grade Science Standard 2: Students will understand that volcanoes, earthquakes, uplift, weathering, and erosion reshape Earth’s surface.
Keywords:
geology

Overview

Landscapes are continually altered and reshaped by natural processes. Zion National Park contains tremendous examples of Earth's constantly changing surface and the geologic processes responsible. Students will explore how geological processes such as sedimentation, weathering, erosion, and uplift shape Zion and much of southern Utah.

Materials

Download the lesson plan at the top of the page for the pre- and post-activity guide. It is designed to accompany the curriculum-based program that rangers will present when they visit your classroom.

Click on the PDFs below for the images that accompany each pre- and post-activity described in the activity guide.