Lesson Plan

Life in the Zone

A drawing displaying the three life zones of Sequoia and Kings Canyon national Parks.

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Grade Level:
Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
Lesson Duration:
60 Minutes


After completing this program, 3rd and 4th grade students will be able to:
1. Identify the three life zones in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
2. Describe one variable found in a life zone that make it challenging for life.
3. Describe how one plant or animal has adapted to survive in the foothills life zone, in the montane life zone, and in the alpine life zone.


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Last updated: January 5, 2017