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Electronic Field Trips

Electronic Field Trip to Mammoth Cave

Let’s go spelunking!
Grade Levels:
60 minutes
Taping Rights:
MARC Record:
Web Site:
KET Online
Teaching Materials:
See Below
Program Schedule and Streaming Links:
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Tour the world’s largest cave system with National Park Service rangers. They provide fascinating information at each stop. See the beautiful Frozen Niagara, the blind fish, Native American artifacts, the “bottomless” pit, and unique passageways underground. Squeeze through some tight places while exploring Fat Man’s Misery and the Wild Caving tour, and learn about careers in park service and science. Produced 1997.

Teachers may choose to use the trip in the following segments:

  1. Beauty and Diversity of the Cave
  2. History and Geology of the Cave
  3. Animal Species of the Cave
  4. The Role of Water

Program of Studies
Biological Science: Biological Change
Earth/Space Science: The Earth and the Universe
Practical Living/Vocational Studies: Career Awareness, Exploration, Planning

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2012/13 KETKY Program Schedule

National Park Service rangers lead a tour of one of Kentucky's—and the world's—true natural wonders, the longest cave system on Earth. For classroom use, this 1996 KET production is divided into four segments covering the beauty and diversity of the cave, its history and geology, animal species found there, and the role of water.

These videos are also available on Discovery Education.

The schedule listed here includes only airings on the KETKY channel. See the complete Electronic Field Trip to Mammoth Cave broadcast schedule for airings on all KET channels.

Kentucky Academic Expectations

This program relates to the following Kentucky Academic Expectations.

Kentucky schools may tape and retain programs according to the rights listed above. For further information, contact the KET Education Division.

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