Lassen Volcanic National Park
LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK is another California treasure! This place is still geothermally active! Scientists believe the mountain called Mount Lassen, will surely erupt again, perhaps in YOUR OWN LIFETIME!

Today’s Activities

Learn and Create

Take some time to explore this marvelous place, and learn about its wildlife, natural features, and history. Click on this link, and get started! ART MURAL & RANGER TALK

After you have explored Mt. Lassen, on a large piece of paper, create a hand-drawn, colorful MURAL of the following four aspects of the park:

  • Animal & Plant Life
  • Water
  • Hydrothermal Activity
  • Last Volcanic Eruption

You may make your mural any way you like. Here are some ideas:

  • Divide your paper into four equal parts, and illustrate each aspect (listed above) in its own section.
  • Mix different aspects together, showing how they relate to one another.
  • Create one large, integrated illustration, showing all four aspects as they would appear in nature.


Write about it!

Write a detailed description of what you have shown in your mural. Pretend you are a park ranger, working in Lassen Park. and your mural will be on display in the Visitor Center for all visitors to admire. Write as though you are speaking to a group of 4th graders on a field trip. You are showing them your beautiful mural while you explain and describe Lassen Park. Tell what is going on in your illustration. Include as many facts as possible.

Talk about it!

Show your mural and read your written description to your family. Ask everyone to pretend they are in the Visitor Center at Lassen Volcanic National Park. You are the park ranger in charge, and you are giving a wonderful, interesting talk to this group of visitors! HAVE FUN “VISITING” LASSEN!

Brain Teasers!

Brain Teasers! Challenge yourself to solve these math puzzles. Share one or more with someone else and explain your thinking.

Leveled learning extension 1: Reinforce your math skills with these pages which offer more basic math problems! 

Leveled learning extension 2: Tease your brain with these worksheets to target foundational math skills! 

Worksheet 1

Worksheet 2

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