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Maritime Shipping on the Great Lakes and the Lake Erie Water Snake
After reading about the Lake Erie water snake and the change in its population after the introduction of the round goby in 1990, young ecologists graph water snake diet data. They analyze the data and answer 10 questions based on their observations.
9th - 12th Science 9 Views 48 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
A Good Boat is Hard To Find
Eighth graders design and construct a safe and efficient human powered watercraft that can be used on a trip on the Great Lakes. Students utilize math and measurement skills to design and cut the pieces for their boat. Working in groups, their boat is assembled and water tested.
8th Technology & Engineering 8 Views 18 Downloads
The Mighty Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway System
Learners participate in a variety of activities in a unit about the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway System. They create a diorama, read related stories, and correspond with other classes located in other port cities along the St Lawrence River.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Responsible Stewardship the Saving of the Great Lakes
Students develop ways to help protect the Great Lakes. They complete experiments measuring water quality and evaluate their findings. They participate in a service activity and reflect on their experience.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Angkor What? Angkor Wat!
Middle schoolers investigate one of the largest religious structures in the world, Angkor Wat, a temple in Cambodia. The temple's place in Southeast Asian history, its history and the migration of ideas of both Hinduism and Buddhism is examined in this activity.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 34 Downloads
Great Lakes Ecology
High schoolers are able to use a secchi disk to measure the turbidity of water by determining the depth at which the sechi disk is no longer visible and using the data in a formula to quantify the results. They are able to use Vernier probes to condcut water quality testing for: dissolved oxygen, nitrates, pH, temperature, phosphorous and produce computer printouts of the data collected.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 13 Downloads
Exploring Beach Erosion in the Great Lakes
Fourth graders conduct an experiment. In this beach erosion lesson, 4th graders define erosion, brainstorm ways to stop erosion, view pictures and video clips of erosion, and complete an experiment that models the process of erosion.
4th Science 7 Views 35 Downloads
Navigational Aids Used by Great Lakes Ships
Learners examine a fresnel lens and compare it to simple concave and convex lenses. They measure its focal length and then discuss why this type of lens is useful in a lighthouse system. That is about all there is to this lesson. It can certainly enrich a social studies lesson on how lighthouses spurred the growth of the shipping industry, or it can be an addition to your physical science lesson on lenses and light.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads