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White Sands National Park New Mexico. What is it?. It is a national monument in New Mexico It is 10 acres It is an area filled with sand made of gypsum mineral, which is not very hard. Gypsum. Gypsum is a soft mineral that makes the White Sands.
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What is it? • It is a national monument in New Mexico • It is 10 acres • It is an area filled with sand made of gypsum mineral, which is not very hard
Gypsum • Gypsum is a soft mineral that makes the White Sands. • The sand is formed when big pieces of Gypsum breaks in to small pieces. • These small pieces are then carried away with the wind. • This makes them rub against each other which makes the pieces smaller and smaller. • Finally it becomes fine, smooth sand corn.
History • 100 million years ago it was covered by sea. • It was discovered by some officers in 1849 • In 1933, President Herbert Hoover made it a national park.
Today • They are looking for a better way to protect it • One way is to make more people visit the national park
Animals • There are scorpions, insects, spiders, lizards and other kind of animals living in White Sands.
Things to Do • Sledding on the Dunes • Hiking • Kids crafts • More here: http://www.nps.gov/whsa/forkids/parkfun.htm
BYE!! By: Anton