Distance Learning

Geology of the Tower

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Grade Level:
Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
Common Core Standards:
5.SL.1, 5.SL.2, 5.SL.3, 5.SL.6
State Standards:
NGSS: 4-ESS2; 5-ESS2


Devils Tower is one of the most unique geologic formations in the entire world. The scientific value of the Tower was the main reason for its designation as the first national monument in 1906. Today, it continues to serve as an amazing example of igneous formations, columnar jointing, and differential erosion. If you are studying geology, we invite you to connect to the park and explore a truly amazing formation!

This distance program will test your students' knowledge of geologic concepts, including:

  • Rock Types
  • Rock Cycle
  • Deposition
  • Weathering & Erosion

How to Participate

To register, submit a request online; select the form for distance learning and choose "Geology of the Tower" as your program. Once submitted, park staff will contact you to confirm your test connection and finalize details. A successful test connection is required before your program date can be finalized.

All distance learning programs require a computer with webcam and high-speed internet.


Last updated: October 9, 2018