Teton Mountain Range
Geology and earthquakes of the Teton Valley
View along the 1959 scarp of Hebgen Lake fault at Cabin Creek
View of Jackson, Wy and the Tetons looking North from the top of Snow King Mountain
Shaded relief topographic map of the Menan Buttes
Aerial oblique view of the north Menan Butte crater and crater rim
Exposure of pyroclastic material in the crater rim of the North Menan Butte
Entrance to the "Civil Defense Cave" lava tube near St. Anthony and Juniper Buttes
Aerial view of an active dune area within the St. Anthony Dune Field
Aerial oblique view of the St. Anthony Dunes and a cinder pit in the South Juniper Butte
View of dam breach from the upstream side a few days after the failure
View of dam cross section as it remains today
View of Teton River downstream from the dam Viewpoint a few days after the failure
View of the Teton River downstream from the dam Viewpoint as it looks today
Participating Teacher Derived Lessons and Activities
Volcanoes - Geology and Hydrology Activity
Alison Barber - 3rd and 4th grade resources
* Students will read a short book or article about volcanoes. Vocabulary words will be taken from the reading and
incorporated into a spelling program. The vocabulary words will be defined and sentences written for each.
* A short film on volcanoes will be viewed prior to taking a field trip to the Menan Buttes.
* My students learn and retain more information with a “hands-on” approach, so I will end the volcano unit by having the
students build a volcano.
Volcano Building Activity
1. A cone-shaped plastic drinking cup with a flat bottom.
2. An eight (8) inch disposable aluminum pie plate.
3. The bottom two-thirds of an empty eggshell.
4. A small amount of clay.
5. Enough soil or sand to cover the plastic cup.
6. Enough vinegar to fill the eggshell.
7. A drop of red food color.
8. One-half teaspoon of baking soda.
Step 1: Place the drinking cup upside in the aluminum pie plate.
Step 2: Attach the eggshell to the bottom of the cup with a small piece of clay.
Step 3: Mound the sand or soil around the drinking cup and the eggshell so it resembles a volcano. Make sure to leave the
cone open at the top.
Step 4: Fill the eggshell with vinegar and a drop of red food coloring.
Step 5: Slowly add the one-half teaspoon of baking soda.
Observations and Questions:
* Describe what happened.
* What happens when you add another one-half teaspoon of baking soda?
Hydrology Project - Adopt a Stream
Wendell Greenhalgh - 5th grade
Pre-Field Trip Plan:
I. Introduce an overview of scientific methods.
A. Identify problem
B. Make observations
C. State hypothesis
D. Test hypothesis
II. Introduce an overview of living things
III. Take field trip to Big Springs and stream walk for observations and collecting data. Utilize resident experts from Forest
Service and/or other local organizations.
Post-Field Trip Activities
I. Examine samples and all collected data.
A. Introduce water as part of living things. Test water from Big Springs and stream walk.
B. Examine aquatic animals collected.
C. Compare living to non-living things. Introduce rocks and lay foundations for trip to Fossil Mountain.
II. Arrange a follow-up field trip to compare water quality from Big Springs to water quality just west of St. Anthony along
south fork past sewage plant lagoon.
III. Introduce a writing exercise in language program on environmental protection.
IV. Follow, or in conjunction with, writing exercise with a poster or art project.
V. Use ground and surface water models to demonstrate water infiltration and storage.
VI. Introduce bacteria unit from water testing results. Grow and examine cultures. Test several examples of solids and liquids.
("This course was an excellent class for me to take. I especially enjoyed the activities and modeling you used along
with the introduction of new materials in class then investigations in the field with a follow-up and reflection
period. I will use this same method in my class this year. Thank you for presenting so many good ideas in such a
short period of time. The class was great. P.S. The hiking and activities were really good for me.")
Signed: Wendell Greenhalgh