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Theme: National Parks Audience – 3 rd grade students from multiple, diverse backgrounds Learning Environment – Ideal conditions: Mostly quiet Computer lab Comfortable Enough lighting Reciprocal feedback An entire class period Not too many students Rows Make sure students know the rules of the computer lab Objectives: – Given this interactive, instructional Power Point Presentation, students should be able to complete each activity (height, weight, liquid volume, distance, and time number sense) to receive 100% of the section pictures and badges. – Given each portion, students should be able to identify correct number sense 100% of the time.

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Earning the Junior Ranger Badge Click to Start

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The National Park Service There are over 400 National Park sites in the United States. – This includes: Parks Battlefields Monuments Seashores Historic sites Recreation areas The National Park Service preserves and protects these places because they are important to our nation.

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The National Park Logo Each image inside the arrowhead represents something that is protected in a National Park Site.

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Here is your VIM: Very Important Mission You have received a very important call today. Click the phone to listen to the message:

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Home Screen Click on each link in order to get your challenges, then check off the box next to the title once you finish. For each challenge you successfully complete, you will receive a portion of the badge. Collect them all! 1) Tree 3) Mountains 2) Bison 4) Lake 5) Arrowhead

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Welcome to Height! While you finish this portion, think about: Do I understand the difference between 5 feet and 500 feet? Do I understand the measurements and units given to me?

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What is the relationship between 5 feet and 500 feet? How tall are you? How long is a football field? So which one is more?

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5 Base Ten Unit Blocks 5 One Hundred Base Ten Unit Blocks Are less than Therefore, five feet is smaller than five hundred, which means that you are smaller than a football field.

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Another way to think about it: How many of you will it take to match the length of one and a half football fields?

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Lets test your number sense skills at the Yellowstone National Park First Annual Junior Ranger Wildlife Olympics! As part of your Junior Park Ranger test, you have to decide what you would be capable of doing given what an animal can do. Ready? Go!

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1)A snowshoe hare can leap 10 feet in a single bound. I can jump __ feet in one leap. 2) A bison can jump over a 6 foot fence. A mountain lion can jump 15 feet straight up into a tree. I can jump ____ inches vertically. 1550 117100

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In order for you to receive the tree portion, you must answer the following question correctly: One of the tallest trees in the world is a Redwood tree located within the Redwood National Park. The Redwoods can reach heights of over 350 feet tall. Which number is closest to your height? ? Feet 450400

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Incorrect Consider: are you taller than a 350 foot tree?

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Correct! Please click the tree to continue to receive your tree portion.

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Congratulations! You have received the tree portion for successful completion of height number sense. The tree represents the plants protected by the National Park Service. Please proceed to the next portion.

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While you finish this portion, think about: Do I understand the difference in weight between yourself and a full-growth, large animal? Do I understand the measurements and units given to me? *For these comparisons, we are assuming that the average weight of a third grader is about 70 pounds. Welcome to Weight!

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Compare your size to the bear: Compare 70 pounds to the average weight of a male Grizzly Bear (500 pounds) The bear appears much larger. Click on the bear to see a weight comparison! Which weight is more? The bear is equal to eight of you!

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Now consider cooking. A recipe calls for 5 pounds of chicken and 20 pounds of vegetables. First of all, thats a lot of food! An average loaf of bread is three pounds. Make your prediction on which ingredient weighs more. Click on to see if you were right! The bear weights more, since it is much larger in size.

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5 Pounds of Chicken Here are our base ten blocks 20 Pounds of Vegetables There are more units in 20 pounds and therefore, the vegetables weigh more.

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In each situation, click on the picture of the thing that weighs more. Complete all questions and get another section of the Junior Park Ranger Badge. Here is your next challenge! Lets Go!

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Which one weighs the most?

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Consider: Can you hold a bear in your hands like you can a rabbit or a flower? Incorrect

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The bear weighs more than the flower or rabbit because the bear is larger in size. Correct!

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Which one weighs the most?

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Compare yourself to a tree and then to a dog. Is the tree larger than you? Incorrect

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You and the dog are smaller than a tree. Correct!

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Which is larger? This is your final challenge before receiving the next portion.

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Think about how large a Bison can be in comparison with a bird, and how a feather is in relation to a bird. Incorrect

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Some Bison average 2,000 pounds, which is 250 eight pound birds. Correct! Please click the bison to continue to receive your bison portion.

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You have received the Bison portion for successful completion of weight number sense. The Bison represents the wildlife protected by the National Park Service. Please proceed to the next portion. Congratulations!

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While you finish this portion, think about While you finish this portion, think about Do I understand differences between one foot and one mile? Do I understand differences between one foot and one mile? Do I understand the measurements and units given to me? Do I understand the measurements and units given to me? Welcome to Distance!

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Lets compare these distances! Think about how long you have to drive from one place to another. If you drive over state borders, is that a longer distance than leaving to a grocery store? ROAD TRIP!

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Would it take more steps to walk across the state? Take a guess! How many steps would it take you to cross the room? How many steps would it take you to walk across the state?

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Places9StepsActual Distance Room17198 inches State1,056,000150 miles Or 9,504,000 inches Since it takes more steps to walk across a state, the distance is longer than walking across a room

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In this third challenge, we will test your distance skills. Use the skills youve learned to answer the questions on the next slides. Continue

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The distance up Mount St. Helens side is: 1,000 miles 267 feet 8,365 feet

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Mount St. Helens is a very tall volcano, but definitely not taller than 2 miles. Incorrect

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The elevation of Mount St. Helens is 8,365 feet up. Correct!

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The distance between Yosemite National Park and the Statue of Liberty National Monument is: 2726 miles 71 feet 726 miles

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The distance from Los Angeles, CA to New York City, New York is about 3,000 miles. Yosemite National Park is in California The statue of Liberty National Monument is in New York Incorrect

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The distance from Los Angeles, California, to New York City, New York is about 3,000 miles. Yosemite National Park is in California and the Statue of Liberty National Monument is in New York. Correct!

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This is your final challenge before receiving the next portion. What is the distance from base to tip of the Grand Teton Mountains in Grand Teton National Park? 1052 miles 652 inches 13,770 feet

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5280 feet= 1 mile 12 inches= 1 foot Use these equivalent units to figure out which distance works. Incorrect

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The Grand Teton Mountains are about 3.5 miles. Correct! Click the mountains to continue!

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You have received the mountain portion for successful completion of Distance Number Sense The mountain represents the beautiful scenery protected by the National Park Service. Please proceed to the next portion. Congratulations!

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Welcome to Liquid Volume While you finish this portion, think about: Do I understand differences between 1 gallon and 1 cup? Do I understand the measurement and units given to me?

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Here are some helpful numbers of volume: 1 gallon=4 quarts=8 pints= 16 cups

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Watch this video for an understanding on Liquid Volume

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1 gallon vs 1 pint Consider: 1 gallon of milk vs 1 pint of milk

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1 gallon of milk is larger because there is more liquid that it contains

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This challenge will have you determine if the volumes are less than, greater than, or equal to the second volume. You have one more challenge for your Junior Park Ranger Badge after this. Youre almost there! Lets Begin!

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16 cups = 1 gallon 5 cups 1 gallon

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Incorrect If it takes 16 cups to equal one gallon, 5 cups is not equal to one gallon.

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Incorrect If it takes 16 cups to equal one gallon, 5 cups is not greater than one gallon.

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Correct! If it takes 16 cups to equal one gallon, 5 cups is less than one gallon.

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8 pints = 16 cups 20 cups 10 pints

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Correct!

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Incorrect

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4 quarts = 16 cups 2 quarts 2 cups

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Incorrect Note: 1 quart = 4 cups 2 quarts = 8 cups

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Correct If it takes 1 quart to equal 4 cups, then 2 cups is smaller than 2 quarts.

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Incorrect Note: 4 cups = 1 quart

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This is the final question before you earn the next badge segment. Crater Lake is 6,810,886,326,087 gallons Lake Michigan is 6,609,561,684 gallons

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Incorrect Compare place values: 6,810,886,326,087 gallons 6,609,561,684 gallons

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Correct! Crater Lake is more than 6 trillion gallons! Lake Michigan is more than 6 billion. Click the lake to get your badge!

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Incorrect Compare place values: 6,609,561,684 gallons 6,810,886,326,087 gallons

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Congratulations! You have received the lake portion for successful completion of Liquid Volume Number Sense. The lake represents the natural resources (like clean air and water) protected by the National Park Service. Please proceed to the Next Portion

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While you finish this portion, think about: Do I understand the difference between 60 seconds and 48 hours? Do I understand the measurements and units given to me?

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Count 10 seconds in your head. Now how many days does a school week consist of? 5 Days 8 Days

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You spend 5 days a week in school. 8 days is a week and one day.

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You spend 5 days a week in school.

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Thats 43200 times you would have to count to ten!

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1 century = 100 years 1 year = 365 days (Normally) 1 year = 12 months 1 week = 7 days 1 day = 24 hours 1 hour = 60 minutes 1 minute = 60 seconds You will be provided the units you need during your challenges. Continue

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Park Ranger Johnathan is trying to identify when things happened in a timeline. Click on the longest time. Lets Go!

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15 Minutes 26 Days 4 Hours 24 hours = 1 day 60 minutes = 1 hour

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4 hours = 240 minutes 26 days = 624 hours = 37440 minutes

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15 minutes < 4 hours < 26 days

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1 Century 5 Seconds 50 Years 1 century = 100 years 1 year = 31,556,952 seconds

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1 century = 100 years 1 century = 3,155,695,200 seconds

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1 century = 100 years ½ century = 50 years

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5 Months 12 Years 60 Hours 12 months = 1 year 1 year = About 8765.82 hours

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12 years = 60 months 12 years = 105,189.84 hours

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12 years = 60 months 12 years = 105,189.84 hours Click the arrowhead to continue

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You have received the arrowhead portion for successful completion of time number sense. The arrowhead represents the history of our nation protected by the National Park Service. Please continue to the final test.

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Final Junior Park Ranger Evaluation O On the following slide, please answer the situation questions correctly by selecting the answer you believe is correct. O Save this Power Point Presentation after you have completed it so that you can make sure you get credit for all the hard work youve done.

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1. Youre partner decides that the Redwood Tree is the tallest in the forest. He says that the tree is shorter than he is, though, and it will always be. Is he right or wrong? He is right He is wrong 2. A bison approaches you while you are walking around Glacier National Park. Is it correct to assume that the bison is larger than you? Yes No 3. You have to walk a mile around a trail to check for trash. If you walked a trail half that size, are you walking less of a distance than the mile long trail? Yes No 4. You are measuring rainfall for a given location in Yosemite National park. On Day 1, it rains twelve inches. On Day 2, it rains five inches. Which day had more rainfall? Day 1 Day 2 5. You are asked to decide how long its been since the last time someone has scaled the mountain. The last person logged started the climb two weeks ago. On a normal basis, a person climbs the mountain once every seven weeks. Is the latest person climbing the mountain starting earlier or later than the normal given time? Earlier Later

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Congratulations! Congratulations on successfully completing your Junior Park Ranger Training! Click the phone to hear your message from Headquarters! See your teacher for your final evaluation results!

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