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Mountains Majesty

INTRODUCTION

ARTICLE

WHERE ON EARTH?

LIFE ZONES OF 
THE ROCKY 
MOUNTAINS

POSTER

CLASSROOM
ACTIVITIES

Rivers Run From It

Take a Trip

Zones of Life

Geology Rocks

Rocky Mountain Animals Then and Now

REFERENCES

Based on an article in
Science & Children Magazine,
Published by the National Science Teachers Association, Nov.-Dec. 2004







 

             Rocky Mountain Ecosytem Poster

Included with the article is a poster showing the ecosystems of the Rocky Mountain.

Click here for a larger view of the poster.

Click here to download a version of the full-size poster in PDF format (5.1 Mb)

Details of the Poster

Two yellow-bellied marmots survey their domain from amidst clusters of blue columbine and yellow arnica, while overhead a red-tailed hawk rides the wind. The marmots' co-denizens on the mountainside include a pika with a mouth full of food and a majestic bighorn sheep. Less obtrusively, a ptarmigan lounges on the rocks at the base of a gnarled bristlecone pine. Should the marmots go down slope, they would find themselves first in the shade of a subalpine fir tree and then under an Engelmann spruce. Venturing further along to the meadow, they could rest in the shade of an aspen tree while observing a herd of grazing elk. In the glacially carved valley below, forests of conifers and a "hanging lake" share the silence with an old mine and ancient rockslides. A domain in the Rockies; life is lovely at the top.

 

 



 
Last updated: 11-13-2009