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Denali's Dinosaurs

from Denali National Park and Preserve

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Ever wonder what Denali looked like 70 million years ago? Learn about our Cretaceous past during this brand new distance learning program specifically design for K-3rd grade.

The education staff at Denali can visit your classroom for free via the internet using Zoom videoconferencing connection, Denali becomes just a click away. Once connected, our staff will spend 30 to 45 minutes teaching your class about Denali's prehistoric past using interactive lessons and activities.

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Cost

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Free Program

Length

Pre/post conference activities take 30-45 minutes, Zoom Distance Learning Program runs 30-45 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3

Minimum participants:

No Minimum

Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest a regular classroom size.


Primary Disciplines

Sciences


Program Delivery Mode

Zoom



Booking Information

Distance learning programs run from November 2nd - March 11th.

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

No cancellation fee.

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Denali National Park and Preserve

Denali Park, AK
United States

Denali National Park and Preserve is an environment of extreme temperatures, tall mountains, glacial landscapes, and more. Do you wish you could bring your class to Denali? The Education staff at the Murie Science and Learning Center (MSLC) at Denali National Park and Preserve have created free, interactive classroom presentations that you and your students can participate in using Zoom on the internet.

Contact:
Rachel Jencks
Rachel_Jencks@nps.gov
9076836430

Program Details

Format

1. Introduction to Denali National Park
2. Introduction to Paleontology
3. Travel back in time to Cretaceous period
4. Learn about Denali's dinosaurs by comparing and contrasting animal traits
5. Interactive activities with the presenter
6. Questions and answers

Objectives

Students will be able to:
1.Describe the diet, physical features, and social habits of the three dinosaurs observed.
2.Compare and contrast the dinosaurs’ diets, physical features, and social habits.
3.Name physical traits that dictate an animals’ diet and social habits.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Common Core Standards addressed:
•W.K.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects. (post activity)
•SL.K.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
• SL.K.2 Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification of something that is not understood.
•L.K.6 Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts.
•1.RI.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
• W.1.8 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
• SL.1.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
• W.2.8 Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
• SL.2.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
• SL.2.2 Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or though other media.
• W.3.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. (post activity)
•SL.3.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
•SL.3.3 Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.
•MP.2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.


Next Generation Science Standards addressed:
•K-LS1-1. Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals need to survive.
•1-L3-1. Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animal are like, but not exactly like, their parents.
•2-LS4-1. Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
•3-LS3-1. Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms.
•3-LS3-2. Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.

State Standards

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