Tuesday, May 24, 2011
I'm getting antsy to travel this summer, and thinking about visiting some caves. I found a list of five commercial "show" caves in our state. There is also a link to caves in the United States and around the world. We are considering the Skyline Caverns and Luray Caverns.
Student educational materials for cave visits:
Exploring Caves(K-3). Story form with questions and links to extended learning. Printable(HTML or PDF)
US Geological Survey Educational Resources for Secondary Grades Middle School and High School
Selections from vintage public domain books:
Why Man Wanted to live in Caves(Elementary), 1904.
The Cave Men, (Elementary), 1897
Caves(Elementary), mentions Kentucky's Mammoth Cave, 1899.
Caves in the United States, fifth grade reader, 1863
How Caves are Made, 1916(elementary-middle school)
The Great Valley -Virginia, 1902(middle - high school)
The above vintage book selections can be saved by right clicking on the images of the pages at the links.
We'll be grabbing some books from the library as well.
• Shenandoah River State Park(tubing!)
• Shenandoah National Park
• George Washington National Forest
• The Appalachian Trail
I'll add more resources as I find them.