Lake Michigan Teacher Resources
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Zebra Mussels and Water Pollution
Research the proliferation of zebra mussels and their effects on local bodies of water. The class obtains zebra mussels and examines them, identifying their basic structures. They brainstorm ways the mussel may have been introduced to Lake Michigan and determine how the zebra mussels affect water conditions.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Why Should We Clean the Beach?
Learners explore the concept of philanthropy. In this service learning instructional activity, students research the history and present status of the Lake Michigan Federation. Learners read literature to further their knowledge of private property versus common resources.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 3 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
How Old Is Illinois?
High schoolers use fossils found in rocks to determine the age of the strata between Rock Island and Chicago. Pupils pretend they are geologists. They must determine the age of all rock layers between the Mississippi River and Lake Michigan.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 9 Downloads
Getting a Sense of Time
Young scholars gain an appreciation for geologic and historic time. They gain a general amount of information of the development of hte Chicago area, with particular attention given to the role of the Chicago River. Students contruct a time line using events from US and Illinois history.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 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
Interpreting Aerial Photographs
Learners interpret aerial photographs. They view aerial photographs or satellite-produced images to locate and identify physical and human features. They study satellite images and label their images for bodies of water, clouds, directions, states, and river valleys.
7th - 9th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Father Jacques Marquette, 1673
Learners construct and compare maps, analyze data for historical accuracy and importance, and make comparisons of original documents. They evaluate importance of people and events and identify people, places, and events important in Wisconsin history.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Preparation -- The Right Way to Help and FOrm for Poetic Reflection
Students prepare for their service learning project by listening to a representative from the Lake Michigan Federation. They volunteer their time to clean up the coast line. They reflect on the event by writing a poem about their experiences.
3rd - 5th Math 3 Views 0 Downloads