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Students are exposed to the variety of ways in which scientist use remote sensing and it used in everyday life. They investigate about zooplankton and fish. Students list the two important groups of organisms in both aquatic and marine environments. They conduct research on zooplankton.
Ecology aces examine sea surface temperature maps and relate temperatures to concentration in fish and zooplankton populations. Take your class to a computer lab and provide experience with actual remote sensing data. Some of the links no longer work, but there is plenty of material here to make for an effective experience. This could also be used in an engineering or career exploration situation.  
In this Great Lakes learning exercise, learners read a passage about the Great Lakes and answer short answer questions. Students complete 5 short answer questions.
Young scholars 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.
Ninth graders use maps to identify landscape regions and drainage patterns producing the Black River. They create PowerPoint presentations pertaining to the Black River watershed, its geologic history and highlighting safe rafting procedures.
Students work together to identify and describe the various types of mussels. Using a color-coded system, they plot the arrival date of zebra mussels in North American waters. They discuss the increase in their population with the class.
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.
In this social studies activity, students find the words that declare the details of the Great Lakes and the answers are found at the bottom of the page.
In collaborative groups, emerging engineers or environmental scientists plan and construct a water wheel or watermill that rotates for a total of three minutes. Everything you need to carry out this lesson is included: objectives, background information (both historical and scientific), and more! This, and other lessons by the same publisher are ideal for bringing STEM activities into your classroom.
Third graders "travel" from Europe to North America as Columbus did. They organize the information into chronoglogical order.
Throughout this earth science exam, high-school geologists complete a series of multiple choice and short answer questions about the solar system, atmosphere, and earth system. This is an amazing test, as are all of the exams developed by the New York Regents.
In this biology worksheet, students complete 134 multiple choice and short answer questions in preparation for the biology final exam.
In this earth science worksheet, students answer 85 multiple choice and short answer questions on various earth science concepts.
Learners construct a model of the hydrologic cycle, and observe that water is an element of a cycle in the natural environment. They explain how the hydrologic cycle works and why it is important, and compare the hydrologic cycle to other cycles found in nature. This is one of the most thoroughly thought-through, one-period lesson plans I've ever come across!
Third graders in groups research the different regions of Canada. They create a timeline to put the major events of Canada's history in order.
Students recognize Michigan on a map and understand how its climate is affected by the Great Lakes. In this Michigan food lesson, students play a trivia game to identify the produce of Michigan. Students relate the climate in each part of Michigan and why it is good for the particular crop grown there.
Eighth graders identify the Great Lakes, and describe the habitat of life of a loon. They are able to point to and explain one of the major river systems that enters the Great Lakes with a focus on the Clinton River and the food webs that depend on these fresh water systems. Students are able to describe Purple Loosestrife and Zebra Mussels and the inherent problems they are causing.
In this Canada worksheet, students read a 6 page detailed informational text about climate change in Canada. Students then complete 10 essay/short answer questions.
In this geography skills worksheet, students read a 2-page selection about the economy and culture of Canada prior to responding to 4 short answer questions and completing 1 graphic organizer based on the selection.
Eighth graders are introduced to the Earth's hydrologic system including the cycling of water in the atmosphere and the movement of water on the surface of the planet using the Great Lakes watershed as an example.

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