- Grade Level:
- Fourth Grade
- Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Ecology
- National/State Standards:
- Utah Core Curriculum Fourth Grade Science
Standard 5: Students will understand the physical characteristics of Utah’s wetlands, forests, and deserts, and identify common organisms for each
OverviewDue to its unique landforms and variation in elevation, Zion National Park possesses a number of diverse ecosystems found throughout Utah. Students will discover the adaptations of plants and animals that enable them to survive in Zion's wetlands, deserts, and/or forests.
This lesson plan is designed for 4th grade, and consists of 6 activities and supporting materials. The individual activities may also be accessed separately from the main lesson plan page.
Click on the PDFs below for the activity guide and materials that accompany each pre- and post-activity described in the activity guide. The activity guide is designed to accompany the curriculum-based program that rangers will present when they visit your classroom.
Surviving Zion - 4th grade curriculum - Lesson plan materials with 6 activities (519 kb pdf) Download
Supporting materials (PowerPoint pdf) for Activity 1 of Surviving Zion Lesson Plan Download
Supporting materials for activity 1 - What's My Adaptation Download
Supporting materials (PowerPoint pdf) for Activity 2--Plant Detectives Download
Supporting materials for Activity 3--A Beaver's Tale Download
Supporting materials for activity 5: Adaptation Auction - Adaptation List Download
Supporting materials for Activity 5: Adaptation Auction - Habitat Cards Download
Supporting materials for activity 5: Adaptation Auction - Adaptation Cards. Surviving Zion, 4th grade lesson plan Download
Supporting materials for Activity 6: Interview with a Plant - Plant Cards Download
Last updated: December 19, 2015