Lesson Plan

Stories in Stone

Photo of rock formation
Redstone area of Lake Mead NRA

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Grade Level:
Fourth Grade
Subject:
Earth Science, Geography, Geology, Landscapes
Group Size:
Up to 24
Setting:
classroom
Keywords:
geology, rocks, landscape, crust, igneous, landform, lava, magma, metamorphic, sedimentary, Earth

Overview

The landscape of the Lake Mead NRA region showcases a variety of different environments which are preserved in area rocks and landforms. Oceans, lakes, deserts, forests and volcanoes have all existed in what is now Southern Nevada! A close examination of these rocks and landforms gives us clues as to what these past environments were like.

Objective(s)

A one-mile nature walk enables students to study the world of geology. Students will discover a few of the geologic stories of the area.

Materials

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