NATIONAL PARKS GEOLOGY PROJECT PAGE


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RESOURCES:


STARTING POINT **Tour of Park Geology (This Link is the Starting Point for your final project)**

Once you have found a few parks you are interested click on this link and view the photo tour of your park too see if it's one that interests you based on the images

USE THIS LINK FOR ALL PHOTOS AND MAPS FOR YOUR PRESENTATION (Scroll farther down on this page to access the compilation of specific websites for the parks and their geology)

IMAGES and MAPS of Several Parks from National Park Service (There are park maps and very good images of the geologic features of most of the parks on this site for you to use in your project)


National Park Service Main Page (You can search for your park from this point as well)


USGS Geology Information about Parks (This page provides general geology information about how features are formed)

National Parks Info Page (This site provides some very BASIC facts and figures about several of the national parks)

National Park Service Geologic Wonders of Parks (This site has geology information of several parks listed on the right side of the page)

Directions on how to take a screenshot to place images into your presentation


RESOURCES FOR DAY 2 OF PROJECT - PAST GEOLOGY EVENTS

Click on the link below to access a good geologic time scale. You can use this site to figure out how many million or billion years ago certain time periods were - for instance such as finding out when the Peistocene era was in years.

GEOLOGIC TIME SCALE LINK

Here is another Geologic Time Scale for you to use. You can click on each period for a brief description of what conditions were like at that time

Another Geologic Time Scale Link

Click on this link to get maps of the Earth over the course of geologic history. For instance you can find a map of the Earth and its plates during the Triassic Period and use this as an image in the slides for past events

EARTH's History Images


Google Presentation Resources/Agendas

Format and template for Day 1 of Presentation click on the PDF file below



Format and template for Day 2 of Presentation click on the PDF file below



Format and template for Day 3 of Presentation click on the PDF file below


Useful Links for specific Parks for the Project (Will try to keep updated, if you find good ones let me know and I will add to these resources) Sorry they are in no particular order!

Park Websites

Great Sand Dunes: http://www.nps.gov/grsa/naturescience/sanddunes.htm

Joshua Tree: http://www.nps.gov/jotr/naturescience/geologicformations.htm

Sleeping Bear Dunes: http://www.leelanau.com/dunes/dunes/geology.php, http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/1998/fs020-98/

Rainbow Bridge National Monument: http://www.nps.gov/rabr/naturescience/geologicformations.htm

Denali: http://www.nps.gov/dena/naturescience/geologicformations.htm

Agate Fossil Beds:http://www.nps.gov/agfo/naturescience/geologicformations.htm
http://www.nps.gov/agfo/naturescience/mammalfossils.htm
http://www.ohranger.com/agate-fossil-beds/geology

Mojave: http://geomaps.wr.usgs.gov/parks/mojave/mojavetime.html
http://geomaps.wr.usgs.gov/parks/mojave/mojaveft.html

Yosemite: http://www.nps.gov/yose/naturescience/geology.htm
https://www.e-education.psu.edu/geosc10/l7_p2.html

Wrangell St. Elias: http://www.nps.gov/wrst/naturescience/geology.htmand http://www.nps.gov/wrst/naturescience/terranes.htm

Glacier Bayhttp://www.nps.gov/wrst/naturescience/geology.htm

Badlands: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of03-35/of03-35.pdf

https://www.e-education.psu.edu/geosc10/l5_p3.html


Death Valley: http://geomaps.wr.usgs.gov/parks/deva/devaft.html

https://www.e-education.psu.edu/geosc10/l2_p2.html


Grand Teton: Look at pages 4 -6 of this PDF for geology of the rocks: http://www.nature.nps.gov/geology/inventory/publications/s_summaries/GRTE_scoping_summary_08152005.pdf



Hot Springs Arkansas: http://www.nps.gov/hosp/forteachers/upload/followthewater_final.pdf

Great Basin: http://www.nps.gov/grba/naturescience/south-snake-range-geology.htm

Lassen: http://geomaps.wr.usgs.gov/parks/lassen/index.html and http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2000/fs022-00/

Grand Canyon: http://www.bobspixels.com/kaibab.org/geology/gc_geol.htm and http://www.nps.gov/grca/naturescience/fossils.htm

White Sands: http://geoinfo.nmt.edu/tour/federal/monuments/whitesands/general_information.html

Craters of the Moon: http://www.nps.gov/crmo/naturescience/geologicactivity.htm and http://www.ohranger.com/craters-moon/geology

Zion: http://www.gorp.com/parks-guide/travel-ta-zion-national-park-geology-sidwcmdev_067619.html

Mt. St Helens: http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/st_helens/st_helens_geo_hist_101.html

Hawaii Volcanoes NP:

http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/vwdocs/vwlessons/atg.html

Mammoth Cave:

http://www.ohranger.com/mammoth-cave/geology
http://www.gorp.com/parks-guide/travel-ta-mammoth-cave-national-park-culture-kentucky-sidwcmdev_067402.html
https://www.e-education.psu.edu/geosc10/l6_p4.html

Glacier National Park:

https://www.e-education.psu.edu/geosc10/l7_p3.html

Cape Cod National Seashore:

https://www.e-education.psu.edu/geosc10/l8_p2.html

http://www.nature.nps.gov/geology/inventory/publications/s_summaries/CACO_scoping_summary_20081223.pdf


Bryce Canyon NP:

https://www.e-education.psu.edu/geosc10/l9_p2.html

Arches National Park:

https://www.e-education.psu.edu/geosc10/l9_p3.html

Yellowstone NP

https://www.e-education.psu.edu/geosc10/l2_p3.html

Crater Lake NP

https://www.e-education.psu.edu/geosc10/l3_p2.html

Olympic NP

https://www.e-education.psu.edu/geosc10/l3_p3.html

Great Smoky Mountains

https://www.e-education.psu.edu/geosc10/l4_p2.html

Canyonlands NP

https://www.e-education.psu.edu/geosc10/l6_p2.html

Cascades NP


http://www.dnr.wa.gov/ResearchScience/Topics/GeologyofWashington/pages/ncascade.aspx

http://geomaps.wr.usgs.gov/parks/noca/nocageol1.html

Rocky Mountain NP

http://www.nps.gov/romo/naturescience/geologicactivity.htm

http://www.heartoftherockies.net/Geo00Cover.PDF