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The Living Edens: Virtual Yellowstone Tour
This Starting Point page describes a virtual tour of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming featured on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) website. In this tour, students act as park rangers to research geological features of Yellowstone, locate these features on maps, and describe and define associated geologic terms. The features discussed include geysers, hot springs, canyons, waterfalls and mudpots. On this page, users can find learning goals, teaching notes and tips, teaching materials, assessment hints and references and resources dealing with this exercise. It also describes the context in which the virtual tour is best used.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • College (13-14)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Guide for instructor
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Physical geography
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1995 - 2004 Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-STARTINGPOINT-000-000-000-258
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Principal Investigator: Public Broadcasting Service