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Geology of National Parks: 3D and Photographic Tours
This portal features an alphabetical listing of links to standard and three-dimensional (3D) images of geological and natural history-related subjects in the National Parks of the United States. The 3D images are anaglyphs and require red and cyan 3D viewing glasses. These full-size images may be slow to download. Users can click on a national park to start an image tour, use a subject index, location map, or thumbnail gallery index. At each index additional choices of how the photographs are presented are available. Other links lead to information for students and teachers, an explanation of how the anaglyphs are made, and where to get the special glasses.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Field trip - virtual
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
  • Portal:
    • Government
Subject:
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Human geography
    • Physical geography
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Mineralogy or petrology
    • Paleontology
    • Structural geology
Technical requirements:
Special glasses needed to see 3D.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
USGS-authored or produced data and information are in the public domain. While the content of most USGS web pages is in the public domain, not all the information on our site is in the public domain. Some images/graphics are used by USGS with permission. For other uses, you may need to obtain permission from the copyright holder under the copyright law. You are welcome to make a link to any of the Web pages USGS has published on the Internet. There is no need to request permission. Use of the USGS visual identifier (logo) is restricted to official publications. We will identify material we use from sources outside of USGS, and request others do the same when using information published by USGS. Credit can be provided by including on the page (or via a link to a credits page) a citation such as: Credit: U. S. Geological Survey; U. S. Geological Survey/photo by Jane Doe (if the artist is known); USGS/Ft. Collins, CO (if originating office but not the artist is known).
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-009-071
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Systems, order, and organization
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Changes in earth and sky
        • Properties of earth materials
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities to distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans
    • 5-8:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Populations, resources, environments
  • National Geography Standards:
    • The world in spatial terms:
      • How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
Related resources:
This resource requires 'Free Stuff (3D Glasses)'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey
http://3dparks.wr.usgs.gov