ERIC Number: ED468213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Paleontology. A Curriculum and Activity Guide to Mammoth Cave National Park. [Grades] 1-12.
National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Mammoth Cave (Kentucky) was designated as a national park in 1941 because of its beautiful hills and valleys, scenic rivers, and the vast cave system located within its boundaries. Outstanding physiographic features include karst terrains, sandstone capped plateaus, and bluffs overlooking rivers and streams, which provide an unusually wide variety of ecological elements. The Park is part of what is believed to be the most diverse cave ecosystem in the world. This curriculum and activity guide for paleontological study (an examination of the remains of living things) in Mammoth Cave National Park provides information about the National Park Service. The unit is divided into the four parts: (1) "Our Geological Past" (Kitchen Geology, grades 4-6; Weathering and Erosion, grades 4-6; Paleo Time Line, grades 6-12; Time Lapse, grades 6-12); (2) "Fossilization" (Create a Fossil, grades 1-4; Tales of the Dead, grades 6-12; How Do You Become a Fossil? grades 1-6; Crinoid Race, grades 6-9; Fossil Identification, grades 6-12); (3) "Adaptations" (Race for Survival, grades 1-8; Survival of the Fittest, grades 6-12); and (4) "Human Influences" (Shoe Box Midden Dig, grades 6-12; Fossil Search, grades 4-9; Exploring the Past: A Field Trip into Mammoth Cave, grades 6-12). Contains a glossary. (BT)
Descriptors: Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Heritage Education, Natural Resources, Paleontology, Physical Environment, Physical Geography, Primary Sources, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives
Mammoth Cave National Park, P.O. Box 7, Mammoth Cave, KY 42259. Tel: 270-758-2251; Fax: 270-773-2111; e-mail: MACA_Park_Information@nps.gov. For full text: http://www.nps.gov/maca/learnhome/curricula.htm/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky