Students will learn about the low-elevation forest, mid-elevation forest, subalpine forest/meadow, and alpine life zones on Mount Rainier by creating a playdough volcano and plant and animal adaptation cards to determine which team is "king of the mountain".
6 - 8
identify characteristic life forms in each of the four main life zones
describe adaptations of the living things in each ecological community
identify that there are no set boundaries for the plants and animals of a life zone and that organisms migrate through more than one life zone