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Where in the World is Petrified Forest Virtual Field Trip

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Grade Level:
Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
Common Core Standards:
4.RF.3, 4.RF.4, 4.RF.4.c, 5.RF.4, 5.RF.4.c, 4.RI.1, 4.RI.2, 4.RI.7, 4.RI.9, 5.RI.2, 5.RI.7, 5.RI.9, 6.RI.7
State Standards:
Az Science Standards: SC04-S2C2, SC05-S2C2, SC06-S2C2, SC04-S1C4-03, SC05-S1C4-03, SC07-S6C1-03, SC04-S1C1, SC05-S1C2-04

Where in the World is Petrified Forest: Grades 4-6,  45 minutes of video conference

Students learn the basic concepts of plate tectonics and how scientists determined that land masses on earth have changed position over time by correlating the existence of identical fossils and geology on different land masses. This lesson also serves as an introduction to the environment that existed during the Late Triassic time period in what is now Petrified Forest National Park.

Students will practice math skills while learning where Petrified Forest National Park and their school are located on a map of the U.S. Both pre-program lessons will then be used to interact with a live ranger from Petrified Forest during a 45 minute distance learning session. Pre-program lessons require at least 90 minutes of class time.

Programs are currently available on a very limited basis due to staffing capacity. Program availability is not guaranteed. 

To schedule this program, please contact the education specialist at least two weeks in advance.
Phone: (928) 524-6228 x276
Email: pefo_education@nps.gov


Where in the World is Petrified Forest virtual field trip teacher's guide with lesson plans and program overview.

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Instructions and technical details for connecting to the park for the video conference.

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Last updated: August 16, 2021