Let's Tour the Carlsbad Caverns.

  1. The Carlsbad Caverns National Park contains more than 80 limestone caves. Explain how limestone caves are formed.








  2. Our first stop on the tour is the Big Room. Click HERE to visit this part of the Carlsbad Cavern. How long does it take to do the whole walk through the Big Room?




  3. Click NEXT in the Big Room Photo Gallery and describe what one unusual cave formation looks like.




  4. Continue your tour by clicking next and find the stalactite named by park rangers in 1928. What name did they give it?




  5. Continue clicking NEXT until you discover why Park Rangers go down into the Bottomless Pit once a year.




  6. Why are the tiny stalactites in the Doll's Theater called "soda straws"?




  7. Click on this link , to see the entrance to the Carlsbad Caverns. Click BEGIN to start your tour. In the early 1900's, what scary method did people use to get into the cave?




  8. What special sight can only be seen at certain times of the year?




  9. What special animal formation do children love to look for?




  10. What interesting cave formation do you see on this page? Click on the picture to discover its name.




  11. Which room in the cave was used for the movie "Journey to the Center of the Earth"?




  12. What kind of animal on this page is encased in a stalagmite?




  13. If you don't like insects, the dark, tight squeezes, and dirt—you probably won't enjoy..........what?




  14. What holiday does this cave remind you of? Why?




  15. Can you find Green Lake? Why is it green?





This Grade 4 Science WebHunt was created by:
Gerald Robillard
Our Lady of Peace School

Last updated March 14, 2001