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Mega Mammals, Huge Floods and the Ice Age in the Columbia River Gorge

from Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum

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This program first has students critically examine the different Ice Age theories. Students will also learn about the unique Ice Age mega mammals and discuss theories explaining their extinction. Students will also learn about the giant floods which changed the landscape of the Columbia River Gorge forever. The program will use student inquiry, slides, and props.

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About This Program


Multipoint: $125.00
By Request: $125.00


50 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Nursing Homes Public Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Mathematics, Sciences, Problem Solving, Gifted & Talented

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice

About This Provider

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Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum

The Dalles, OR
United States

We are the official interpretive center for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and the Historical Museum for Wasco County. We offer a wide variety of natural and cultural programs. We are accredited by the American Association of Museums.

Rebekah Rafferty
5412968600 ext209

Program Details


1. Students will discuss what an ice age is.
2. Students will learn about theories.
3. Student will develop their theories of why are there ice age.
4. The most accepted theories will be examined.
5. Students will define what a mega mammals is.
6. Student will be shown examples of mega mammals that existed during the ice .
7. Students will generate theories as to why the mega mammals became extinct.
8. Student will learn about the Ice Age floods on the Columbia River and be shown pictures and artifacts from the Ice Age floods on the Columbia River.


The students will:
1. Be able to define ice age and recite at least one theory about the Ice Age.
2. Will learn about mega mammals and the theories as to why they became extinct.
3. Will be able to tell about the causes and effects of the Ice Age floods on the Columbia River.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Understanding of scientific concepts.
Populations and ecosystems
Interdependence of organisms
Diversity and adaptations of organisms
Matter, energy, and organization in living systems
Behavior of organisms
motion of objects
Life cycles of organisms

Change, constancy, and measurement

Light, heat, electricity, and magnetism
Organisms and environments

Evolution and equilibrium
Properties of earth materials
Abilities of technological design
Personal health
Science as a human endeavor
Objects in the sky
Understandings about science and technology
Characteristics and changes in populations
Changes in earth and sky
Abilities to distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans
Types of resources
Changes in environments
Science and technology in local challenges