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Into the Grand Canyon

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1) The first thing you’ll probably notice is what isn’t there-- __________________________________

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2) The giant rock walls inside the canyon were formed over ________________________________.

3) The Canyon is so tall that the weather ______________________ from the top to the bottom, and

those different climates support a wide variety of ________________________________________.

4)>>Click on PIECE IT TOGETHER and try a puzzle (click on GO BACK when done)

>> Click on WHAT IS THERE TO SEE AT GRAND CANYON

>> Click on HOW BIG IS GRAND CANYON? Use the interactive map to answer the questions

below. Use the browser’s refresh button to reset the map

5) How Many Football Field in LENGTH is the Grand Canyon ? ___________________ miles __________

6) How Many School Buses in WIDTH is the Grand Canyon ? ___________________ miles __________

7) How Many Park Rangers in DEPTH is the Grand Canyon ? ___________________ miles __________

8) What creates the side canyons? _______________________________________________________

>> scroll down to the GRAND CANYON VIEWING STATIONS

9) which one do you think is the farthest point? (click to see )

________________________________________________________ distance ______________

which viewing station was actually the farthest away? (click to see each one)

________________________________________________________ distance ______________

>> Click on READING THE ROCKS at the top.

10) In reality, though, rocks – like most things in nature – are constantly ______________________ .

Natural processes can create new rocks from ____________________________________. They can

_______________________ existing rocks and use the _________________ to form entirely new rocks.

12) Try the game at the bottom of the page A STITCH IN GEOLOGIC TIME

13) Click NEXT SECTION. Are the layers at the top younger or older? _________________

>>Play the video GRAND CANYON LAYERING

14) What are cephalopods? _________________________________________

15) What ancient insect fossil might you find? ____________________________________

What kind of footprints are found in the desert layer? ________________________

>> Click NEXT SECTION. Read about Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic rocks and match the rock

16) Igneous -- heat and pressure create new rocks through chemical change.

17) Sedimentary -- rocks melted to magma that cools and solidifies.

18) Metamorphic -- bits of rock pressed and fused together.

19) Play the game WHAT KIND OF ROCK AM I?

>> Click NEXT SECTION. Play the video WHAT LEAVES A FOSSIL? Play the game FOSSIL FIND.

20) What was the HABITAT for the fossils you found? _______________________________

>> Click GO BACK. Experiment with LAYERING: WHERE DO THE COLORS COME FROM?

21) How many million years ago was the Redwall Formation created? ________________

>> Click NEXT SECTION. Try PLATE MOVEMENTS. Match the movement with the definition.

22) Convergent -- slip past

23) Divergent -- move toward each other

24) Transform -- move away

25) What part of the Oreo represents magma? _______________________________

>> Click NEXT SECTION. Play the videos THE POWER OF WATER and DIFFERENTIAL EROSION.

26) What happens to the weak rock? _________________________________________

27) What happens to the solid rock? _________________________________________

>> Pick one more section to explore from the main menu at the top of the page:

| LIFE IN THE CANYON | TRAILBLAZERS | WORLD WATCHERS |

Circle your choice and write about something you learned below.

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