1. Program begins with introduction to Rocky Mountain National Park and the NPS emblem.
2. Students share their rock "friends" that they brought to the program and make observations with the ranger.
3.. Ranger introduces different rock types.
4.. Students participate in a creative rock cycle story.
5. Ranger "travels" to different spots around Rocky to uncover stories told by the rocks.
6. Time is allowed for questions and answers.
1. Identify the three different types of rocks.
2. Describe the forces that act upon rocks to change them into another rock type (heat, heat and pressure, erosion and weathering).
3. Participate in a creative story about a rock incorporating the different parts of the rock cycle.
ESS1A 3-5 -- The universe and its stars
ESS1B 3-5 -- Earth and the solar system
ESS2A 3-5 -- Earth materials and systems
ESS2B 3-5 -- Plate tectonics and large-scale system interactions
4-LS.1 Earth has changed over time.
4-LS.3 Earth’s physical features occur in patterns.