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Yellowstone National Park covers almost 3,500 miles (5,633 km). It has many beautiful landscapes and animals. When visitors see animals at Yellowstone, it’s important that they keep their distance. For instance, people should stay at least 25 yards (23 m) away from bison.

Yellowstone’s caldera formed when a supervolcano erupted 640,000 years ago. This volcano has erupted several times. One eruption occurred 2.1 million years ago. It covered more than 5,790 square miles (15,000 sq km) with ash. It was one the largest volcanic eruptions known in history.

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If you visited Yellowstone National Park, would you want to soak in the natural hot tub? Why or why not?


Have you read about other national parks? How were they similar to or different from Yellowstone National Park?


Climate change could make some of the water features in Yellowstone dry up. How does climate change affect other parts of the world?

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