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Eruptions: Old Faithful GeyserLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
How long do we have to wait? Given several days of times between eruptions of Old Faithful, learners create a graphical representation for two days. Groups combine their data to determine an appropriate wait time between eruptions.
Mentos Geyser! What's the Fizz Factor?Lesson Planet
5th - 6th
What is it that makes Mentos candy and cola such an explosive combination? Find out through scientific inquiry and experimentation. This presentation walks learners through the scientific process and allows them to speculate whether it...
Infrared Yellowstone Lesson 1: The Invisible Yellowstone National ParkLesson Planet
5th - 7th
Using NASA infrared imaging and a temperature map, learners hone their scientific observation skills. They look at multiple images of Old Faithful before, during, and after a geyser emission. They compare the infrared images to regular...
Origin and Evolution of Life, Part 2Lesson Planet
8 mins 9th - 12th
In part two of the "Origin and Evolution of Life," our host looks to the hot geysers found in Yellowstone to show the type of environment primordial life may have evolved from. This leads to an explanation of how scientist Stanley Miller...
LEARN ABOUT INFRARED LIGHT AND INFRARED IMAGINGLesson Planet
9th - 12th
High schoolers analyze infrared imaging by looking at an image of a familiar geothermal feature, Old Faithful. They recognize the visible light image of the famous geyser, and figure out what the infrared image is showing them.
What's Hot in Yellowstone National ParkLesson Planet
9th - 12th
High schoolers work in small groups to explore temperature as a measure of the average heat or thermal energy of the particles in a substance. They examine geysers and geological hotspots and volcanic calderas associated with hot springs.
Seismic Activity and California LandformsLesson Planet
6th CCSS: Adaptable
By the 19th lesson in the 20-part series, scholars realize volcanoes and earthquakes are related to plate boundaries. The lesson extends and applies the knowledge by having individuals create a bumper sticker for one specific area of...