Grand Canyon Natural History
- Grade Level:
- Kindergarten-Eighth Grade
- Art, Biodiversity, Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Botany, Conservation, Ecology, Environment, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Wildlife Biology
- National/State Standards:
- Grand Canyon, Colorado Plateau, Colorado River, Conservation, biology, animals, plants, ecosystem, desert, wildlife, boreal, ponderosa, adaptation, dichotomous key
OverviewIntroduce your students to general ecology, as well as the plants, animals, and ecosystems specific to Grand Canyon.
BackgroundDesigned to enhance student learning about Grand Canyon ecology, these lesson plans cover basic ecological principles such as ecosystems, populations, and food webs. Activities can be performed before or after your ecology field trip (Eco Explorers; Life on the Edge). If you are not attending a field trip to the park, most activities can be used independently in your classroom.
Lesson plans include:
- Create a Journal Cover
- Do You See What I See?
- Oh, Deer!
- Dichotomous Key
- Who Am I?
- Ecosystem Match-up
- Web of Life
"Who Am I?" cards
"Web of Life" cards
Learn about ranger-led field trips at Grand Canyon National Park.
VocabularyAbiotic; Biotic; Adaptation; Biodiversity; Biology; Botany; Carnivore; Colorado Plateau; Colorado River; Community; Population; Decomposer; Herbivore; Omnivore; Ecology; Ecosystem; Habitat; Life Zones; Niche; Nocturnal; Producer; Consumer; Wildlife; Symbiosis
Last updated: February 24, 2015