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Free: Geology of Joshua Tree: Rocks and Minerals

from Joshua Tree National Park

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In Geology of Joshua Tree: Rocks and Minerals, a ranger leads an exploration of rocks and minerals of Joshua Tree National Park. Students will complete a journal page along with a ranger as they take a close look at the composition of their local rocks. This program can be modified for various grades and ages. 


Necessary Supplies:  
-1 piece of paper, (blank computer or any notebook paper will work)
-2 rocks found around their house (inside or outside)
-pencil or pen 

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About This Program

Cost

Point to Point: $0.00
Point to Point Premium: $0.00

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IMPORTANT: When selecting Program Delivery Mode, please select the mode that works best for your class and/or participants. Members must provide Joshua Tree National Park with the connection link. Please check your email for a confirmation from a Joshua Tree National Park ranger requesting a program link.

Length

30 minutes, plus time for Q&A


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Homeschool/Family , Learning Pod

Minimum participants:

5

Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest one class size per session.


Primary Disciplines

Sciences


Program Delivery Mode

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Booking Information

IMPORTANT: When selecting Program Delivery Mode, please select the mode that works best for your class and/or participants. Members must provide Joshua Tree National Park with the connection link. Please check your email for a confirmation from a Joshua Tree National Park ranger requesting a program link.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and reschedules must be made three days in advance of your confirmed program. Please email jotr_education@nps.gov to confirm your cancellation. Thank you.

About This Provider

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Joshua Tree National Park

Yucca Valley, CA
United States

Two distinct desert ecosystems, the Mojave and the Colorado, come together in Joshua Tree National Park. A fascinating variety of plants and animals make their homes in a land sculpted by strong winds and occasional rainstorms. Dark night skies, a rich cultural history, and surreal geologic features add to the wonder of this vast wilderness in southern California. 

Contact:
Joshua Tree National Park
jotr_education@nps.gov
7603673012

Program Details

Format

* Students should have all materials prepared prior to program start
1. This program begins with an introduction to Joshua Tree National Park- location, characteristics, etc
2. We then discuss types of scientists leading up to geologists
3. The ranger will show different types of rocks found in the park and discuss characteristics
4. As a group, we will work on a rock-drawing activity with students' own rocks
5. Time is allowed for questions and answers

Objectives

The participants will:
-engage in discussion with peers and park ranger while making observations of rocks found in Joshua Tree National Park
-learn about the science of geology
-practice using observation skills and modeling to draw a detailed version of their own rocks

Standards Alignment

National Standards

ESS2A 3-5 -- Earth materials and systems
ESS2A 6-8 -- Earth materials and systems
PS2B 3-5 -- Types of interactions