Posted by: Kirsten | Sunday, 4 November 2007

GeoDetectives at Bryce Canyon

Geo Detectives @ Bryce CanyonUncover the Past, Discover the Earth

The GEODETECTIVE program is on the Bryce Canyon National Park’s website to assist you in teaching earth history and physical earth science. All activities are written to encourage deductive and inductive reasoning through hands-on discovery learning. National Park Service resources are used to reinforce learning.

There are 6 units.

Each unit has multiple activity plans which include:

  • background information
  • objectives
  • goals
  • instructional procedures
  • vocabulary
  • suggested discussion questions
  • helpful images and photos
  • other webpage links
  • fun

Professor Allister Holmes McFragilis leads a group of creatures which will guide students toward additional resources which will support each unit.

Students can become official GEODETECTIVE members and receive a member patch.

Activities meet National Science Standards set by the U.S. Department of Education and the Science Core Curriculum of Utah.

The GEODETECTIVE program is supported by Bryce Canyon Natural History Association, National Park Foundation, and the Geologic Society of America.

PS – The park’s Junior Ranger program is not connected with the GEODETECTIVE program and can be explored on their website or at the park’s visitor center.

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