Yellowstone National Park

By Ava and Benjamin

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About Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is located in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho in the western United States. It is usually 0-20º in the winter and 70-85º in the summer. There are lots of beautiful waterfalls. There are also lots of geysers that formed from a volcano, which erupted 600,000 years ago, and made Yellowstone. Old Faithful, Yellowstone’s pride and joy, erupts every 91 minutes. Snow starts to fall in late September. During the winter, the park is often covered with snow. Unlike our weather, snow melts in May.

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About Yellowstone by Ben & Ava by Deerfield School

How Geysers are Formed

Geysers are holes in the ground that hot water erupts out of. There are lots of volcanic geysers in Yellowstone. An eruption formed a 28-by 47-mile basin. The crust was thin there, making geysers. Geysers form when water goes into cracks in the crust. The heat underground creates extreme pressure which forces the water up out of the ground.

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How Geysers Form by Ben & Ava by Deerfield School

interesting facts

•Has yellow stones in the ground

•Geysers form cones in rock from deposits of silica

•The Yellowstone Sand Verbena only exists in Yellowstone

•Known for grizzly bears

•Old Faithful erupts every 91 minutes

•Old Faithful erupts 120 to 150 feet high

•There are 300 geysers in Yellowstone

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Interesting Facts about Yellowstone by Ben & Ava by Deerfield School