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3rd nat. parks

  1. 1. National Parks Mesa Public Schools
  2. 2. “ Get Outdoors” Mesa Public Schools Select the “ Get Outdoors” picture above to view a video by the Jonas Brothers about being outdoors.
  3. 3. National Parks <ul><li>Summer vacation will be here before you know it. Have you thought about visiting a National Park during your time off from school? The National Parks web site has a ton of information. We can visit a park virtually, on your computer, or plan a trip with your family. Let’s take a look. </li></ul>Mesa Public Schools
  4. 4. Yosemite National Park <ul><li>Yosemite National Park is in Northern California. Where do you think you could find information about Yosemite? </li></ul>Mesa Public Schools Let’s use the National Park Service web site to learn more about Yosemite.
  5. 5. Yosemite National Park <ul><li>We will start by going to the National Park Service web site. To do this, type www.nps.gov in the address bar of your Internet browser. Next select California. Then select Yosemite. </li></ul>Mesa Public Schools
  6. 6. Yosemite National Park <ul><li>On Yosemite’s Home Page you can navigate, or move around and select headings to get all kinds of information about Yosemite National Park. </li></ul>Mesa Public Schools
  7. 7. Mesa Public Schools This box allows you to type in a word to search the web site. Select this to view a map. Select this to print this page.
  8. 8. Yosemite National Park <ul><li>The bar on the left side of your web page allows you to select titles to find the information. This is called “navigating” the site. Let’s see what kind of information we can find. </li></ul>Mesa Public Schools
  9. 9. Yosemite National Park Mesa Public Schools Here you can find maps and driving directions, things to do, history, plants and animals, even information about becoming a Junior Ranger, and much, much more.
  10. 10. Google Earth <ul><li>Another way to get information about national parks is through Google Earth. This program allows you to type a place into the search bar and it will take you there virtually. </li></ul>Mesa Public Schools
  11. 11. Google Earth Mesa Public Schools Once into Google Earth, you will see a view of the earth. Type Yosemite National Park into the search bar and select the magnifying glass. Then you will see an overview look at the Yosemite area.
  12. 12. Google Earth Tools Mesa Public Schools The hand allows you to move the page around. The pointer tool is how you select an item to view more, such as a picture. This tool allows you to turn the page. This tool allows you to move the page up/down or right/left. This bar allows you to zoom in on an area.
  13. 13. Google Earth Mesa Public Schools Use the selection arrow to choose one of the blue dots to see pictures of Yosemite.
  14. 14. Yosemite National Park <ul><li>Now that we know how to navigate the site, let’s visit Yosemite virtually, on your computer. Select the picture to take a quick video tour of Yosemite. </li></ul>Mesa Public Schools
  15. 15. <ul><li>You can also find information about National Parks in books in your Library Resource Center. Search Destiny Quest for “national parks” and you may find some of these books. </li></ul>National Parks Mesa Public Schools
  16. 16. National Parks <ul><li>Yosemite would be a great National Park to visit, but there are many more and some very close to your home. For more information visit the National Parks web site. For information, and activities for kids, go to the National Parks Kid Zone. The Get Outdoors website also has information on National Parks and outdoor activities for kids. Select the pictures above to go to any of these sites. </li></ul>Mesa Public Schools
  17. 17. Review <ul><li>What are three different kinds of information you can get about Yosemite National Park from their web site? </li></ul><ul><li>What is it called when you move around a web site? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the hand used for in Google Earth? </li></ul><ul><li>Name one web site you can use to get information about National Parks. </li></ul>Mesa Public Schools
  18. 18. Resources <ul><li>Get Outdoors It’s Yours, http://www.getoutdoorsitsyours.gov/ </li></ul><ul><li>Google Earth , http://earth.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>The Kids Zone , http://www.nps.gov/kidszone/ </li></ul><ul><li>National Park Service , http://www.nps.gov/ </li></ul>Mesa Public Schools

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