Lesson Plan

Surviving Zion

Bighorn sheep laying on sandstone.

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Grade Level:
Fourth Grade
Subject:
Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Ecology
National/State Standards:
Utah Core Curriculum Fourth Grade Science
Standard 5: Students will understand the physical characteristics of Utah’s wetlands, forests, and deserts, and identify common organisms for each
environment.

Overview

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.

Materials

Click on the PDFs below for the activity guide and materials that accompany each pre- and post-activity described in the activity guide. The activity guide is designed to accompany the curriculum-based program that rangers will present when they visit your classroom.