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Curriculum Materials

Click on the links below for the pre- and post-activity guides that accompany our third, fourth, and fifth grade outreach programs.

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    Genetics and Adaptations

    Genetics and Adaptations

    This guide contains background information about genetics, and directions for three activities that will help students better understand how inheritable traits help plants and animals survive in Zion National Park.

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    Classification Systems

    Classification Systems

    This guide contains background information about how observation and classification are important to scientists, and directions for three activities that will help students better understand why organisms are classified in different ways.

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    What is a Microorganism?

    What is a Microorganism?

    This guide contains background information about what microorganisms are and directions for three activities that will help students better understand microorganisms and how they relate to everyday life and to Zion National Park.

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    Microorganisms

    Microorganisms

    This guide contains background information about how microorganisms can be both good and bad, and directions for three activities that will help students better understand how microorganisms can be helpful and harmful.

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    Surviving Zion

    Surviving Zion

    Due to its unqiue landforms and variation in elevation, Zion National Park possesses a number of diverse ecosystems found throughout Utah. Students will discover the adaptations of plants and animals that enable them to survive in Zion's wetlands, deserts, and/or forests.

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    Changing Landscapes

    Changing Landscapes

    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.

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    Home Sweet Home

    Home Sweet Home

    All living things have specific requirements in order to call a place home. Using the habitats of Zion National Park as examples, students will learn how living and non-living members of an environment are connected. Students will uncover these relationships and the role change may play in their development.

Did You Know?

Zion Mount Carmel Tunnel in 1930, Zion Museum Collection, ZION 12366-59

When dedicated on July 4, 1930, the 1.1 mile Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel was the longest tunnel in the United States. More...