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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.
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. They graph the dates of the shipwrecks to identify patterns in the time of the year and therefore, weather conditions. The lesson is a good way to practice scientific investigation and research.
Flight of the Butterflies
Students investigate the seasonal migration of the Monarch butterfly through the use of video. The metamorphic change from caterpillar to chrysalis is witnessed and logged and the problems and milestones of its flight from the Great Lakes to Florida is e
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. Pupils examine and graph water snake diet data and relate it to the introduction of the goby by answering 10 questions. This lesson provides experience with real-life data and a common occurrence in many of our waterways.
The Great Lakes
In this geography worksheet, students read the names of the Great Lakes and then write them in the space provided. Students also answer 2 questions about The Great Lakes.
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.
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.
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. The activity provides a wonderful blend of mathematical application and scientific reasoning.
Ancient Hunters of the Great Lakes
Students describe theories on how the first humans came to America and show the evidence that supports it. In this investigative lesson students study given material and prepare written or oral reports in their groups.
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.
Great Lakes Snow Analysis Collaborative Network
Students interpret data on snow cover and analyze trend patterns. For this snow lesson students compare data and locate their school's GPS coordinates.
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. This is an activity that gives learners experience handling real-life data. It would be a beneficial supplement your environmental science, biology, or ecology curriculum.
The Great Lakes Coloring Fun
In this map skills worksheet, students examine a map of the Great Lakes region of the United States and label Lake Ontario, Lake Huron, Lake Superior, Lake Erie, and Lake Michigan.
The Great Lakes
In this Great Lakes worksheet, students identify the Great Lakes on a map. Students write the names of the lakes in order from largest to smallest. Students list the names of the seven states that touch the Great Lakes.
Great Lakes Fishes Word Search
In this word search worksheet, learners find the names of fish that are found in the Great Lakes. They use the pictures and names that are shown on the page to locate the 18 names in the puzzle.
Great Lakes Mammals Word Search Worksheet
In this word search worksheet, students find the names of 16 mammals that inhabit the Great Lakes area. They use the pictures and labels that are found on the page to complete the word search.
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.
Great Lakes Animals Word Scramble
In this science worksheet, students will focus on the names of various animals found in the Great Lakes region. Students will unscramble the names of ten animals and write the names in the spaces provided below each picture.
What’s so “Great” about these Lakes?
Students label the regions and major ports of the Great Lakes region. For this environmental science lesson, students create a timeline about the history and development of the Great Lakes. They discuss the problems its facing today.
How Big is a Crowd?
Sixth graders compare the relative sizes of the five Great Lakes and their human populations. They describe some of the problems that arise when many people depend on a limited resoure. Students discuss how the Great Lakes and the surrounding land provide many resources for the people who live in the area.