Students. Teachers. By Mrs. Velasco’s 3 rd Grade Class. Yelllowstone National Parks. A few Things you will see at Yellowstone. Fauna. Flora. Geysers. Waterfalls. A Few Things you can do at Yellowstone. Hiking. Work. Fishing.
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By Mrs. Velasco’s 3rd Grade Class
Yelllowstone National Parks
On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed The Act of Dedication, a law that created Yellowstone National Park, the United States’ first national park. Yellowstone is 3,468 square miles of lakes, canyons, rivers and mountain ranges.
Yellowstone National Park is located within 3 states. 96 percent of the land is in Wyoming, 3 percent is in Montana and 1 percent in is Idaho.
Before the United States made Yellowstone a national park, indigenous Native Americans had lived in the region for at least 11,000 years. Explorers did not start exploring the area until the late 1860’s
Ferdinand V. Hayden
There are 12 different waterfalls in Yellowstone National Park. Some are easy to get to, some you have to hike to see them. The biggest waterfall is called the Lower Falls. To get up close you must hike on a trail called Uncle Tom’s Trail. It is easy to get down, but coming up is a challenge.
A geyser is a natural hot spring that shoots a column of water and steam into the air occasionally. The most famous geyser in Yellowstone is Old Faithful. It is called Old Faithful because the next eruption can be predicted. It erupts about every 90 minutes and the eruption lasts about 2 minutes.
There are many jobs available at Yellowstone park. Some jobs are permanent, you work there all year long. Some jobs are seasonal, you work only during the summer.
These are examples of jobs that are permanent
Health and Safety
These are examples of jobs that are seasonal
Biological Science Technician
Fishing is allowed in Yellowstone. You must have a permit to fish and you can only fish after Memorial Day until November. Some areas and streams may not be fished in at all. Know where you can fish and the rules before you try fishing.
There are 1100 miles of hiking available at Yellowstone. You have to be careful because some places you hike will be wilderness. There are dangers of wild animals or weather conditions.
What 3 states are within Yellowstone National Park?
Which is an example of flora?
Wyoming, Idaho, Montana
Wyoming, Minnesota, Idaho
Montana, Idaho, Utah
Who was the President that declared Yellowstone the nation’s 1st national park?
Ulysses S Grant
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This project is collaboration of the entire class. We decided to study an area not familiar to this region. Yellowstone was chosen after I brought in photos of my family’s vacation there.
The class was divided into groups to focus on a particular area within Yellowstone. Each group came up with what they wanted to learn and how to present it.
Yellowstone is a vast area with many attributes. These are the areas the students felt were important to learn more about. We only touched the surface with this presentation.
The main resources that were used were the 2 websites listed as well as my own personal experience being at Yellowstone.
Strand 2: History and Nature of Science
Scientific investigation grows from the contributions of many people. History and Nature of Science emphasizes the importance of the inclusion of historical perspectives and the advances that each new development brings to technology and human knowledge. This strand focuses on the human aspects of science and the role that scientists play in the development of various cultures.
Concept 1: History of Science as a Human Endeavor
Identify individual and cultural contributions to scientific knowledge.
PO 1. Identify how diverse people and/or cultures, past and present, have made important contributions to scientific innovations (e.g., John Muir [naturalist], supports Strand 4; Thomas Edison [inventor], supports Strand 5; Mae Jemison [engineer, physician, astronaut], supports Strand 6,; Edmund Halley [scientist], supports Strand 6).
PO 2. Describe science-related career opportunities.
Concept 2: Nature of Scientific Knowledge
Understand how science is a process for generating knowledge.
PO 1. Describe how, in a system (e.g., terrarium, house) with many components, the components usually influence one another.
PO 2. Explain why a system may not work if a component is defective or missing.
FOUNDATIONS (Grades 1-3)
Students know and are able to do the following:
• 4T-F1. Communicate with others using telecommunications, with support from
teachers, family members or student partners
See: Language Arts (W-F4)
PO 1. Communicate information electronically with support from teachers, family members or student partners (e.g., e-mail, videoconferencing, Web page)
• 4T-F2. Use technology tools for individual and collaborative communication activities
to share products with audiences inside and outside the classroom
See: Language Arts (W-F1)
PO 1. Plan, design, and present an academic product to classroom or community (e.g., slide
show, progressive story, drawings, story illustrations, video production, digital