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If you are looking for a way to explore Michigan's resources, physical features, and more, this lesson is for you. After discussing Michigan and the Great Lakes, learners fill out a graphic organizer identifying the state's natural resources and industry.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
These Lakes are Great
Learners examine the Great Lakes Basin and water conservation. In this Great Lakes and water lesson, students study the location of the lakes before reading the book, The River Ran Wild. They discuss the associated vocabulary and in small groups talk about how stewardship can help save the Great Lakes.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 26 Downloads
Impact of Invasive Species on Food Webs and Ecosystems
Fifth graders explore how invasive species affect the Great Lakes. In this science instructional activity, 5th graders research invasive species and create a food chain involving the invasive species. Students discuss how the environment is affected by the invasive species.
5th Science 3 Views 25 Downloads
Students explore the possibilities of reducing dangers to ships from natural hazards in the Great Lakes. Students describe major types of commercial shipping vessels. Students apply basic concepts of force and motion to practical problems related to marine safety.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Investigation of Shipwrecks
An internet investigation leads learners to discover whether or not weather and light house location are related to the locations of shipwrecks on The Great Lakes. They work in cooperative groups to plot the locations of light houses and shipwrecks to investigate the correlation.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
The Great Lakes
In this Great Lakes worksheet, young scholars observe the Great Lakes location on a partial U.S. map, write their names in the acronym HOMES, list them in order from largest to smallest, and identify states that border them. Students write seventeen answers.
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 22 Downloads
Great Lakes Homepage for Kids
Here are some outstanding lessons on the geology and history of the Great Lakes. These lessons are divided into Grade 4 -6, and Grade 7 - 8 activities. The activities all use the background information, maps, graphs, data, and Great Lakes Facts pages embedded in the plan.
4th - 8th Math 3 Views 3 Downloads
Beat the Barriers
Students discuss the types of technology that are used to control the lamprey population in the Great Lakes. They explain the parasite/host relationship and discuss how the Great Lakes are connected. They also locate spawning hot spots of the lamprey in the Great Lakes.
4th - 7th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Introduce junior oceanographers to ice conditions in The Great Lakes. The ice map links are no longer available, so you will not be able to have your class perform the mentioned data activity. You can, however, access the Canadian Ice Service Egg Code page and their ice charts should you want to display how this system explains the ice conditions.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Homeschool Learning: Great Lakes of the World
In this geography worksheet, students use the provided link to research ten of the largest lakes in the world. Students use a printed or online atlas to label and mark the ten detailed maps of the location of these lakes.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 21 Downloads
Word Search: Great Lakes Birds
Young biologists find these Great Lakes birds names in this word search. Each of the 18 birds has an accurate and colorful representation on the worksheet. There is an answer key at the bottom of the worksheet as well. The birds all live in the Great Lakes region of the US.
1st - 3rd Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
What Are the Hazards of Shipping on the Great Lakes?
An online animation demonstrates how the lock system between Lake Superior and Lake Michigan works. Pupils then construct their own models of the lock system out of shoe boxes that they bring from home. This is an educational activity that can be used in conjunction with a history lesson or a technology engineering lesson.
7th - 8th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Familiar Great Lakes Plants Word Search
In this word search worksheet, students locate the names of familiar plants that are found in the Great Lakes region. They use the pictures and labels which are shown on the page to locate the 17 names in the puzzle.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download