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Explore caves with your class! Your scholars will participate in scientific observation, research, inference and deduction, reading, vocabulary, and writing activities about caves with this lesson plan. This resource contains five reading sections and after each one, learners participate in follow-up activities designed to reinforce the knowledge they gained from the reading.
K - 4th English Language Arts
Plato's Allegory of the Cave
If you are studying Plato's allegory of the cave in The Republic, be sure to check out this accumulation of text-based and discussion questions designed by students. You can use the questions in your own instruction, or ask learners to follow the assignment's guidelines and design their own unique questions regarding the allegory.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring the Cave
Students read and discuss Tom Sawyer's cave adventure. In this realistic writing lesson plan, students create original stories of their cave adventure which must include 2 landforms, 2 animals and 2 characteristics of caves. Students compare and contrast their stories to that of Tom Sawyer.
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Caves - How Would it Feel to Live in a Cave?
Some phenomenal photographs appear in this short presentation on underground caves. Each slide has a photograph, accompanied by a thought-provoking question, such as: "What sounds do you hear?" and, "What would it feel like to live here?" This would be a good presentation to show during an earth science unit.
3rd - 5th Science
Scaling it Down: Caves Have Maps, Too
Measurement and map skills are the focus of this lesson, where young scholars crawl through a "cave" made out of boxes, desks and chairs, observing the dimensions. Your young geographers measure various aspects of the cave and practice math skills needed to create a related map scale.
3rd - 5th Math
Painter of the Caves
What a great lesson! Learners read a story called Painters of the Caves by Patricia Lauber which discusses Stone Age wall paintings in Avignon, France. There is a series of discussion questions, comprehension questions, and a graphic organizer to help learners demonstrate their understanding of this text.
4th - 5th English Language Arts
Painters of the Caves
By discussing Painters of the Caves by Patricia Lauber, learners can get a better understanding of this book and the impact of early art work. This would be a terrific activity packet to use to help students form their own questions for a research project.
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Deep Inside a Cavern
Students describe how different types of caves and their physical features were formed. They distinguish between stalactites and stalagmites (stalactites grow down from the roof of a cave and stalagmites grow up from the floor). Afterward, they use a shoe box to create a realistic diorama of a cavern that contains stalactites and stalagmites
4th - 6th Science
Students explore the various characteristics of caves. Through class discussion and hands on activities, students identify what forces converge in the creation of a cave. They complete review activities at the conclusion of the lesson. Worksheet downloads are included.
K - 3rd Science
Cave Art Revisited
Students research the sources of prehistoric cave paintings and engage in an activity of creating their own cave art. The activity focuses on the design, composition style of the art, and importance of cultural contributions cave painting had in early history.
K - 5th Social Studies & History
Anchialine Cave Species
Ever heard of a stygofauna or a stygobite? How about an anchialine cave? Set your young biologists on a quest to find information about organisms that live in and have adapted to life in caves located near the water. Class members then present reports about what they discovered about these creatures and their habitats.
5th - 6th Science
Lascaux Cave Art on Ceramic Stones
Here is a great way to incorporate art into your next unit on prehistoric people. The class makes stones out of ceramic clay and then creates paintings like those found in the Lascaux Caves in France. A video link, full day-by-day procedure, and links to recommended books and resources are all included.
2nd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts