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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
Monarch Migration Mapping
Why do monarch butterflies migrate, and where do they go? After reading a few selections with the teacher, learners use what they've learned about monarch migration to map the route many monarchs take throughout the year. They get their math hats on as they use string to measure, and then multiply, to determine the distance a monarch butterfly travels throughout his lifetime.
4th Science 10 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 4 Views 22 Downloads
Action for the Great Lakes
Students review the geography of the Great Lakes and explore their importance in depth. In groups, they conduct Internet research on a topic related to the Great Lakes. Then they formulate a plan of action to address one of these issues.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Responsible Stewardship: The Saving of the Great Lakes
Students devise a plan to protect the Great Lakes. In this environmental activity, students conduct research to identify nonprofit groups that help protect the waterways. Students write letters to the Congressman or a nonprofit organization about the importance of preserving the Great Lakes.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
Maritime Shipping on the Great Lakes and the Link to the Lake Erie Water Snake
Eager ecology learners read about characteristics of the Lake Erie water snake and the round goby fish. They find that the goby is an invasive species, introduced to Lake Erie in 1990, and has since had an impact on the water snake population.
7th - 12th Science 5 Views 13 Downloads
Fins, Tails and Scales: Identifying Great Lakes Fish
Students utilize a dichotomous key to identify 8 common Great Lakes fish families based on their characteristics. In small groups students use a diagram to determine the differences between fish and place them into their proper families.
4th - 8th Science 7 Views 17 Downloads
Students Slide to School on Air-Powered Sled
Young scholars locate the Great Lakes on a US map, then read a news article about a sled being used as a wintertime school bus in Wisconsin. For this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a map and vocabulary activity, then students read the news article and participate in a think-pair-share discussion.
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 22 Downloads
These Lakes are Great
Young scholars examine the Great Lakes Basin and water conservation. In this Great Lakes and water instructional activity, 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 4 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 6 Downloads