Distance Learning

Denali: "The High One"
(Geology of the Mountain)

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Grade Level:
Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
State Standards:
National Science Education Standards/Framework:

Next Generation Science Standards:
4-ESS1-1, 4-ESS2-1, 5-ESS2-1, MS-ESS1-4, MS-ESS2-2, MS-ESS2-5

Denali with pink hues due to sunrise

Denali National Park and Preserve hosts the tallest mountain in North America. It can be hard to get here, but you can bring Denali into your classroom instead! Learn about this tall peak and why exactly Denali is so tall in this program specifically designed for 4th-6th grade.

The education staff at Denali can visit your classroom for free via the internet. Using a Zoom videoconferencing connection, Denali becomes just a click away. Once connected, our staff will spend an hour teaching your class about Denali's amazing natural resources using interactive lessons and activities. Please contact the Denali education team if you have questions about other videoconferencing platforms. 

Program Length

Pre-conference activity takes about 1 hour, Zoom conference runs ~ 60 minutes.

Other Resources

Many of our other videos are worth sharing with your classroom. Check out our panoramic images to get a taste of what being in the park is like.

How to Register

Denali's Distance Learning programs are a fun and interactive way for our education rangers to visit your classroom for free!

Our Distance Learning presentations are available from November 1 through March 31 annually (with breaks around some major holidays). Registration begins on October 15th annually. Spaces are limited and registration is handled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

You will find the link to our Distance Learning Registration Form on Denali's Distance Learning homepage.


Download Geology Pre-Activity

Download Geology Post-Activity

Download Geology Additional Reading

Download Geology Teacher Guide

Last updated: September 9, 2021