Posted by: Kirsten | Friday, 5 October 2007

Earth Science Curriculum: Geological Adventures at Parashant

Earth Science Curriculum: Geological Adventures at Parashant
Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument
Geological Adventures at Parashant (Arizona) is a hands-on, inquiry-based curriculum module for grades 6-8 that uses the fascinating setting of Parashant to help students understand fundamental geology concepts and skills in a fun and engaging way. Each lesson has a detailed teacher guide and the student text. If you plan to print black and white copies, download the slide shows so that you can project color photographs, maps, and instructions for setting up hands-on activities with your students. Use the links below to download a single lesson or the entire module.

Geological Adventures at Parashant

Lesson 1: Views of Parashant

Lesson 2: Sedimentary Rocks – The Cliffs at Parashant

Lesson 3: Igneous Rocks – Lava Flows at Parashant

Lesson 4: Metamorphic Rocks – Basement of Parashant

Lesson 5: Topography – Landscapes of Parashant

Lesson 6: Geologic Structure and the Parashant Landscape 

Lesson 7: Erosion and Deposition – from Washes to Canyons

Lesson 8: Copper Calling at Grand Gulch Mine

  • Student Text and Teacher Guide
  • Slide Show

Lesson 9: Understanding Time at Parashant

  • Student Text and Teacher Guide
  • Slide Show
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