The 6th Grade Goes to Death Valley

A camping trip to Death Valley National Park is one of the exciting adventures in the sixth grade. With the premier star-gazing opportunities as well as the extraordinary geologic sites, students' studies of both astronomy and geology are enhanced by this trip.  Students experienced the sand dunes, craters, and igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rock formations along with the now shrinking, temporary lake on Badwater Salt Flats. They also had to deal with a sandstorm and rain!