ERIC Number: ED374938
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Metamorphic Mountain: Mount Jefferson State Park. An Environmental Education Learning Experience Designed for Grades 5-7.
Pittman, George K., II
This activity packet was designed to introduce students in grades 5-7 to the geology of the Blue Ridge Mountains through hands-on activities for the classroom and the outdoor setting of Mount Jefferson State Park (Jefferson, North Carolina). Previsit activities introduce students to the different rock types: sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic. Students learn how rocks are formed, how to recognize them, and how they erode. On-site activities familiarize students with the actual rock types of Mount Jefferson State Park, their characteristics, and where they are found in the park. Postvisit activities broaden student understanding of geology by clarifying how rocks and minerals are used in our daily lives. Each activity includes curriculum objectives, location, group size, estimated time, materials, special considerations, major concepts and objectives, teacher instructions, information for students, and student worksheets. The guide also includes an overview of the North Carolina State Parks System and Mount Jefferson State Park, information on the geology of Mount Jefferson State Park, vocabulary words, references, and forms to schedule park visits. (LP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Raleigh. Div. of Parks and Recreation.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina