I. Why use snowshoes?
A. Initial Observations
B. Weight Distribution Probe
C. Snowshoe Designs
D. Where to?
II. How do we use snowshoes?
A. Towards the Lakes
B. Technique and Explore
III. What can we learn along the way?
A. Hike there
B. Winter Ecology
1. What do you notice?
2. Nature Stories in Winter
3. People Stories in Winter
C. Hike Back
1. Snowshoe stories
2. We Can Go Almost Anywhere
3. What’s Next
Upon completion of the Superior Snowshoe class students will be able to:
1. Compare and contrast different materials and styles of snowshoes and bindings.
2. Demonstrate the ability to maneuver across the snow on snowshoes.
3. Evaluate the advantages of snowshoes for winter travel.
4. Note unique natural features in winter like animal tracks, birds, snow and ice patterns, and plants, and connect how they connect to the Lake Superior region ecosystem.
|MN Science Standards||Grade||Code|
|Objects have observable properties that can be measured.||4||184.108.40.206|
|In order to improve their existence, humans interact with and influence Earth systems.||4||220.127.116.11|
|In order to maintain and improve their existence, humans interact with and influence Earth systems.||5||18.104.22.168|
|Humans change environments in ways that can be either beneficial or harmful to themselves and other organisms.||5||22.214.171.124|
|Substances can undergo physical changes which do not change the composition or the total mass of the substance in a closed system.||6||126.96.36.199|
|Men and women throughout the history of all cultures, including Minnesota American Indian tribes and communities, have been involved in engineering design and scientific inquiry.||8||188.8.131.52|
|Landforms are the result of the combination of constructive and destructive processes.||8||184.108.40.206|
|In order to maintain and improve their existence, humans interact with and influence Earth systems.||8||220.127.116.11|
|Human activity has consequences on living organisms and ecosystems.||9||18.104.22.168|