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Rock Around The Park


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    National Park Service

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Rock Around The Park

In this online interactive, learners create timelines by placing images of various landforms in order to depict the effects of erosion over time. Learners are introduced to the process of erosion, different types of rock formations including mesas, buttes, and spires, and the erosive progression of natural arches and canyons.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Game

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Computer with internet access

Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Processes
      • Volcanoes and Plate Tectonics
      • Geochemical Cycles
      • Weather and Climate
    • Earth Structure
      • Rocks and Minerals
    • Earth's History
      • Geologic Time
  • Mathematics
    • Algebra
      • Patterns
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
    • Problem Solving
    • Reasoning and Proof

Informal Categories


  • Nature and Environment

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • use mouse

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, National Park Service,

Funding Source:

  • Best Buy Children's Foundation

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