Yellowstone National Park

Made By Cayden Ellison

Yellow Stone Park Pretest

  1. How old is yellowstone national park
  2. How long does it take old faithful to erupt

The Parks Location

  • Yellowstone park is located in Wyoming.

  • Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, USA 44° N, 110° W

  • Time it would take to drive from Kansas City,Mo to Yellowstone Park Wyoming would take 15 h 58 min.

  • The distance it would take to travel from Kansas City,Mo to Yellowstone Park Wyoming is a total of 1,081 miles.

Yellowstone Park Temperatures

  • During the summer in the daytime temperatures are often in the 70s and occasionally in the 80s.
  • During the summer in the night time are usually cool and temperatures may drop below freezing at higher elevations.
  • During the winter temperatures often range from 0 degrees to 20 fahrenheit
  • The average precipitation per year is 1.0 inches to 1.5 inches on average

History Of Yellowstone Park

  • Yellowstone was established as the world's first national park in 1872.
  • Yellowstone National Park is named after the Yellowstone River, the major river running through the park.
  • In the 1800s, they asked the name of the river from the Minnetaree tribe, who live in what is now eastern Montana. "Mi tse a-da-zi," which literally translates as "Rock Yellow River."
  • Yellowstone park was featured in a movie called Super Volcano about a volcanic eruption in Yellowstone National Park leads to a devastating natural disaster.

Geyser's And Hot Springs

  • Old Faithful, certainly the most famous geyser in Yellowstone.
  • Old Faithful is a geyser that

Volcanic Geologic Features

  • The Yellowstone region has produced three exceedingly large volcanic eruptions in the past 2.1 million years.

Plate Tectonics

  • Approximately 1,000 to 3,000 earthquakes occur each year in the Yellowstone.
  • It is true that earthquakes are a daily occurrence in the Yellowstone region, yet most are under 3.0 magnitude, and very few are actually felt

The Elevation And Altitude

  • The elevation of the park averages 8,000 feet, ranging from 5,282 feet
  • The altitude of the park is 8,850' above sea level

The Geologic Formation Of The Park

  • Sedimentary sandstones and shales, deposited by seas during the Paleozoic and Mesozoic eras (approximately 540 million to 66 million years ago)
  • Roughly 600,000 years ago, the hotspot pushed a large plume of magma toward the Earth’s surface. This caused the crust to jut upward.
  • In crust pushing upward and cooling created the park

The Four Main Types Of Volcanic Activity

Weathering And Erosion

  • Weathering breaks down earth materials from large sizes to small particles, and happens in place. The freeze/thaw action of ice is one type of weathering common in Yellowstone.
  • The Agents of erosion wind, water, ice, and waves—move materials and rocks from one place to another.

Why you should visit the park

  • Wildlife - 7 species of ungulates (bison, moose, elk, pronghorn), 2 species of bear and 67 other mammals, 322 species of birds, 16 species of fish and of course the gray wolf.
  • 12 campgrounds (over 2,000 campsites)
  • The park is home to one of the world's largest calderas with over 10,000 thermal features and more than 300 geysers.
  • It has one of the world's largest petrifiied forests. It has over 290 waterfalls

Pretest Answers

  • How old is yellowstone national park
  • 11,000 years old
  • How long does it take old faithful to erupt
  • Old Faithful erupts every 35 to 120 minutes for 1 1/2 to 5 minutes
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