Sounds of Rocky- FREE

by  Rocky Mountain National Park

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Rocky Mountain National Park's 415 square miles hold an
expansive library of sounds- from rushing waterfalls in the spring to the
sounds of elk bugling in the fall. Students will become sound scientists,
performing three experiments to uncover the properties of sound and studying
how three animals hear and use sound in Rocky Mountain National Park. 

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45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 1, 2, Homeschool/Family Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

No maximum

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Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

Booking Information

Please submit program requests at least two weeks in advance. Program times are flexible across various time zones. Our preferred platform is Zoom, but we can accommodate Webex, Teams, and Google Meets. Since we are a government agency, we are typically unable to send links from our own accounts and will need your video conferencing platform to connect. Once you send the request to us, we will review it and confirm within CILC. Following CILC confirmation, we will send a confirmation email via rmnpeducationranger@gmail.com with more information and relevant program materials.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please notify us a week prior to connecting if you won't be able to make the scheduled program time- this ensures we can do our best to fit in other schools from our waiting list.

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Estes Park, CO
United States

Rocky Mountain National Park is a special place that receives over 4.6 million visitors per year. However, not everyone has the opportunity to visit; therefore, Rocky Mountain National Park's Education Rangers bring a new way to connect students across the country (and the world!) to Rocky- via virtual programs! Virtual programs are a fresh, fun, and an interactive take on the traditional classroom setting. Through these medium, Rocky rangers encourage students to get up and move while they learn, collaborate with their peers, and explore their National Park together. We look forward to expanding the reach of these programs to inspire students, our future park stewards.

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Program Details


1. Program begins with introduction to Rocky Mountain National Park.
2. Students are introduced to sounds by playing a matching sound game.
3. Students act as sound scientists to participate in 3 experiments to explore the properties of sound.
4. Students explore how animals in Rocky use sounds and listen to sounds.
5. Students apply their knowledge to a new activity: drawing sound waves between objects making sound and listening to sound.
6. 5 to 10 minutes is left at the end for questions and answers.


Students will be able to:
1. Understand how sound feels, moves, and looks like.
2. Conduct experiments to provide evidence of what sound feels, moves and looks like.
3. Act as animals to be able to understand how animals listen to sounds and use sounds.
4. Apply their knowledge to new activities with sound waves.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

LS1A K-2 -- Structure and function
LS1B K-2 -- Growth and development of organisms
PS4A K-2 -- Wave properties

State Standards

Colorado Academic Standards:
SC.1.1.1: Sound can make matter vibrate and vibrating matter can make sound.
SC.1.2.1: All organisms have external parts that they use to perform daily functions.
SC.2.1.1: Matter exists as different substances that have observable different properties.