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WolfQuest

The Return of Gray Wolves to Yellowstone National Park: Right or Wrong?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Should gray wolves be removed from Yellowstone National Park? After researching the complex relationships between the various habitats and species at Yellowstone National Park,  including humans, class members take a position on the...
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Yellowstone Park Puzzle

For Students 3rd - 7th
In this Yellowstone Park puzzle, students identify sites, scenes, and animals found in the park. A list of 18 words are given for students to locate.
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Serendip

Food Webs, Energy Flow, Carbon Cycle, and Trophic Pyramids

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The reintroduction of a species to an area doesn't always go as expected. Scholars learn about the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park with a video, reading, and discussion questions. They complete a hands-on activity...
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Tour Yellowstone National Park Scavenger Hunt

For Students 4th - 6th
In this Yellowstone National Park activity, students explore the Internet to access one specific website to find the answers to five fill in the blank facts about Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone

For Students 4th - Higher Ed
As a motivating reading experience, this passage on Yellowstone National Park should appeal to learners of all ages. This 10 question worksheet has both comprehension and vocabulary activities. It could be used for ESL with older...
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Why the Y2Y?

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students investigate the proposed route from Yellowstone to Yukon. They listen to lectures about the proposal and the different opinions concerning it. Students research the type of wildlife in the area for the road and they consider how...
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Lesson: Before You Go...Travel Recommendations from the Experts!

For Teachers K - 5th
Here is a lesson that sounds like a lot of fun. Kids discuss the artistic elements and motives for the painting, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. To get the scope and scale of this oversized masterpiece, they use butcher paper and the...
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Designing a Poster to Communicate Information: Yellowstone National Park

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
It's not hard to convince someone to visit the beauty of Yellowstone National Park. But there's more than meets the eye in this region! Learners watch a short historical video and conduct research before creating an advertisement for...
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Ecological Decision Making

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students, beginning individually and later in small groups use the decision making model to address the question of reintroducing the wolf into Yellowstone National Park. Each small group elects a spokesperson to report to the class,...
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Truss Strength

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners are introduced to the design of Old Faithful Lodge at Yellowstone Park including its use of trusses. They work in groups and use straws and modeling clay to design and test a variety of building supports.
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The Living Edens: Virtual Yellowstone Tour

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Learners take an online virtual tour of Yellowstone National Park. They act as park rangers to research geological features of Yellowstone, locate these features on maps, and describe and define associated geologic terms.
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Timeline of Yellowstone History

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research important dates and events in the history and development of Yellowstone National Park. They create a timeline that denotes the events after watching the associated video clips.
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Yellowstone fires: To Burn or Not to Burn

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students determine the causes of the 1988 Yellowstone fire. They list firefighting techniques, describe the aftermath, and list the ecological outcomes of the fire. They perform experiments with ignitable materials found in Yellowstone...
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K20 LEARN

Ecosystems, Human Activity, And Interactions, Oh My!: Human/Environment Interaction

For Teachers 5th Standards
Word clouds about ecosystems hook learners into a lesson that explores Yellowstone wildlife. Young scientists create cause-and-effect relationships after examining data and recommend solutions to their observed problems. More data...
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Geothermal Features of Yellowstone

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore the geothermal features of Yellowstone National Park. Through a PowerPoint presentation and the use of a Smart Board, students recognize the four geothermal features. They discuss the differences of each feature....
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Comparing and Contrasting-Explorers of Yesterday and Today

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students compare and contrast two explorations of Yellowstone National Park.  In this essay writing lesson plan, students compose essays using information from a variety of sources.  Students view a video about one explorer's experience...
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Let's Go! Virtual Yellowstone Tour

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research the geologic wonders of Yellowstone National Park. They locate the main geologic features of Yellowstone on a map of the park. Students write a description of the geologic features to be included on the map for a...
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TED-Ed

The Colossal Consequences of Supervolcanoes

For Teachers 8th - 11th
The threat posed by super volcanoes is explored in a short video that reviews the destruction caused by Mount Tambora in 1815 and by Peru's Huaynaputina in 1600. Think it can't happen again? The narrator contends that the explosive...
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Wolf Lesson Plan

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students research the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park. They present their research in a role-playing format.
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Yellowstone Fires

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students assume the role of environmental biologists and help several government agencies resolve the debate surrounding "let it burn" policies in national parks.
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Taking a Stand: Pros and Cons of Forest Fires

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students explain the components of fire, explain how forest fires impact man and the environment, analyze data in order to recognize areas that are at risk for forest fires, make recommendations based on research.
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Images of the Parks

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore U.S. geography by completing a research project about the National Parks. In this scenery image analysis lesson, students identify the different national parks in our country and observe paintings and images by famous...
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Lesson Plan: Sensory Exploration

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Using their keen eyes and ears, learners build story observation skills which they will use to create sensory detail in their art. They note all of the things they observed on a walk, categorize them by sense, and then use the same skill...
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Wolves: DNA Pawprinting

For Students 9th - 12th
A mystery canine was shot and killed near Yellowstone National Park in the early '90s. Genetics whizzes explain how they might go about identifying whether the animal was a true grey wolf or a hybrid. A drawing of the animal's DNA bands...

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