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Becoming the Great Lakes Invasive Species Czar: A Game to Show the Difficulty in Controlling Invasive Species
Tenth graders explore different ways to control aquatic invasive species. In this ecology lesson, 10th graders play the role of a member of the Dept of Natural Resources. They decide whether money should be spent on control or prevention of invasive species.
10th Science 3 Views 11 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
Great Lakes Geology and the Necessity of Locks
Three class periods are required to carry out this science instructional activity on glacial movement, the Great Lakes basin, and the lock system that allows travel on the lakes. It is an ambitious undertaking as your class experiments with a glacier movement table and constructs a manual lock system.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
The Impact of Climate Change on Great Lakes Water Levels
Environmental studies stars read an article from the year 2000 about the loss of water from the Great Lakes. They discuss how climate change is contributing to the differences there and elsewhere on the planet. They discuss why water levels are declining in some areas while they are climbing in others.
9th - 10th Science 3 Views 1 Download
The Great Lakes Plain Regions
Fourth graders explore the Great Lakes Plain region of Indiana. They discuss the key differences in the three regions of Indiana. Students discuss the landmarks, resources and other attributes of the Great Lakes Plain region and they draw a "photograph" of the place discussed.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Changing Planet: The Warming of Our Large Lakes - Reasons for Concern
Another A+ lesson on the impact of climate change comes to you from the National Earth Science Teachers Association. In this installment, learners model the stratification of water in lakes due to temperature differences. The lab also provides a visual display of what happens to the profile as lake water warms up.
7th - 10th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Fifth graders research the evolution of transportation systems. In this transportation lesson, 5th graders research the early methods of transportation and the technology that advanced the systems. Students work in groups to present their research to the class and describe how their mode fits into a period timeline.
5th 21st Century Skills 8 Views 40 Downloads
Bell Live! The Great Lakes: A Superior Adventure
Students participate in a virtual field trip to Lake Superior. In groups, they perform experiments in which test the level of toxins and bacteria in the water. They also watch video segments life in the lake and discuss their observations.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Students Slide to School on Air-Powered Sled
Students 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. In 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
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 7 Views 18 Downloads