ERIC Number: ED373944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Our Changing Land: Stone Mountain State Park. An Environmental Education Learning Experience Designed for Grades 4-6.
Stone Mountain State Park's environmental education learning experience, Our Changing Land, introduces the student to the geology of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with emphasis on Stone Mountain, through a series of hands-on activities. The learning experience is designed for grades 4-6 and meets curriculum objectives of the standard course of study established by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. It introduces students to concepts such as the rock cycle; geologic time; weathering; erosion; sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks; and stewardship of natural resources. On-site activities are conducted at the park, while previsit and postvisit activities are completed in the classroom. The previsit activity introduces students to the three different rock types: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. On-site activities give students an understanding of the origin of Stone Mountain, weathering, and erosion. Postvisit activities reinforce concepts, skills, and vocabulary learned. In the packet, the first occurrence of a vocabulary word used in an activity is indicated in bold type. This document includes definitions, reference materials used in developing the activities, and field trip and program evaluation forms. Contains 29 references. (KS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Raleigh.
Identifiers: Blue Ridge Mountains; North Carolina; Rocks
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