Virtual Field Trip to Yellowstone National Park
⭐️Let’s all take a field trip! In this Virtual Field Trip, students take a trip to Yellowstone National Park for an exciting and educational cross-curricular learning experience! Students will learn about what a national park is, the features of the park such as canyons and geysers, and the food web of wildlife in Yellowstone. This virtual field trip in Google Slides & Seesaw contains embedded videos (Google) & video links (Seesaw), images, reading passages, exercises, writing activities, and more.
⭐️This resource integrates a variety of environmental studies, writing, critical thinking and reading skills. Students complete reading and writing assignments along with watching videos and completing thought-provoking exercises. Incorporates key reading comprehension, writing, multimedia, interdisciplinary studies, and other skills.
NGSS Science Aligned
- 3-LS1-1 From molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death. [Clarification Statement: Changes organisms go through during their life form a pattern. Assessment Boundary: Assessment of plant life cycles is limited to those of flowering plants. Assessment does not include details of human reproduction.]
- 3-LS3-1 Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms.
- 3-LS3-2 Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.
- 3-LS4-2 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing.
*Please note: This resource includes YouTube videos, so ensure you and your students have access to YouTube before purchasing. Although great care has been taken to ensure all content is appropriate for the stated grade levels, each classroom is unique and it is recommended that teachers review all content prior to use. This resource uses links to third party content that may be changed or removed by the content owner. Links are reviewed regularly; however, if you find a broken link, please let me know so I can update the resource accordingly.
✏️Google Slides & Seesaw Formats – These interactive formats are perfect for classroom and distance learning. Slides are interactive and can be used as a fun and engaging exercise within the classroom or remotely.
✏️Engaging Interactive Maps & Virtual Video Tours – Interactive maps & virtual video tours take students inside the action.
✏️Reading Comprehension – Integrates key reading skills like compare & contrast, multimedia, multiple sources, and more.
✏️Writing & Social Studies – This virtual field trip helps students understand more about the world around them and uses writing prompts to explore their reactions and ideas.
1. Photo Analysis
2. What is a National Park?
3. Environmental Scientist Job
4. Earn Your Badges!
5. Yellowstone National Park Tour
6. Map It Out!
7. Old Faithful
8. Canyon or Geyser?
9. Meet the Yellowstone Animals
12. The Wolf
13. The Elk
14. The Mighty Food Web Video
15. Build the Food Web
16. Life-Changing Trees
17. Compare and Contrast Organizer
18. Yellowstone Photo Album
19. Other Places to Explore!
Answer Key Included
Take a closer look at what this virtual field trip looks like in this video preview.
This resource is suitable for the following grade levels:
- 2nd & 3rd Grade: With teacher modeling, whole class, or small groups.
- 4th & 5th Grade: Independent for on-level students.
Time to Complete: