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Great Lakes Homepage for Kids

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Here are some outstanding lessons on the geology and history of the Great Lakes. These lessons are divided into Grade 4 -6, and Grade 7 - 8 activities. The activities all use the background information, maps, graphs, data, and Great...
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Great Lakes Food Web

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students identify species and components of a Great Lakes food web. Using note cards, they place themselves in the correct order of the food chain based on the species present. They discuss what they believe happens to various species...
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Ocean and Great Lakes Literacy: Principle 2

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Young scientists will be swept away by an interesting erosion-centered lesson plan!. The second installment in a seven-part series featuring the Great Lakes and oceans examines how researchers use seafloor sediment to study events of the...
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The Great Lakes

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this Great Lakes worksheet, students observe the Great Lakes location on a partial U.S. map, write their names in the acronym HOMES, list them in order from largest to smallest, and identify states that border them. Students write...
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Ocean and Great Lakes Literacy: Principle 6

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Whether you're a salty sea dog or a total land lubber, the lakes and oceans of our world have a tremendous impact upon everyday life. Module six in a seven-part series of lesson plans centered on fresh and saltwater literacy tackles some...
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Ocean and Great Lakes Literacy: Principle 3

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How do the oceans and Great Lakes influence weather and climate? Part three of a seven-part series about salt and freshwater examines the impact large bodies of water have on the skies above us. Included in the lesson is a study of...
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What’s so Great about the Great Lakes?

For Students 5th - 12th
How many states touch the Great Lakes? How much water is in them? How many lakes are there? Watch a video that dives into the greatness of the Great Lakes, exploring the different habitats and efforts to protect them.
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Using Literature to Explore Great Lakes Folklore, Fables and Features

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Stories from "The Great Lakes Mariner" provide pupils with an opportunity to practice their synopsis-writing skills. The tabloid, which focuses on the Great Lakes region, is filled with stories written by sea captains, that are filled...
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Ocean and Great Lakes Literacy: Principle 5

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Great food web instruction is in the cards for your class. Inquisitive biology scholars explore the organisms that inhabit freshwater and saltwater in the fifth instructional activity in a series of seven. Learners play two different...
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The Great Lakes

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this Great Lakes geography worksheet, students identify Lakes Superior, Huron, Michigan, Erie, and Ontario on a map. Students also practice writing the lakes names in cursive and respond to 2 short answer questions.
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Ocean and Great Lakes Literacy: Principle 1

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Is your current lesson plan for salt and freshwater literacy leaving you high and dry? If so, dive into part one of a seven-part series that explores the physical features of Earth's salt and freshwater sources. Junior hydrologists...
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Maritime Shipping on the Great Lakes and the Link to the Lake Erie Water Snake

For Teachers 7th - 12th
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...
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Great Lakes Geology and the Necessity of Locks

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Three class periods are required to carry out this science lesson 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...
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How to Make a Lake

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Delve in the creation of the Great Lakes in Michigan. After listening to stories about the formation of the lakes in this area, pupils perform experiments to investigate how this occurred. This provides a great way for learners to...
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Word Search: Great Lakes Birds

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
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...
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Ocean and Great Lakes Literacy: Principle 7

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to take your class on an underwater adventure. The final installment in a seven-part series involving salt and freshwater bodies takes junior oceanographers below the surface in...
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Ocean and Great Lakes Literacy: Principle 4

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Some people live for their yearly beach vacation ... but what many people don't know is how the ocean made life possible! Young oceanographers discover the organisms and nutrient cycles that contribute to continued life on Earth in the...
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The Great Lakes

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
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.
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Maritime Shipping on the Great Lakes and the Lake Erie Water Snake

For Students 9th - 12th
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...
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The Great Lakes Coloring Fun

For Students 4th - 7th
In this map skills activity, 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.
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Sea Lamprey

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Learners discuss the types of technology that are used to control the population of sea lamprey in the Great Lakes. They explain the parasite/host relationship and understand the devastating impact invasive species have on ecosystems....
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Invasive Species

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Learners identify invasive species to the Great Lakes and analyze their impact on the ecosystem. Using photo cards with pictures and facts, young scientists work in small groups to match invasive species with their corresponding...
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Fish Identification

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Using a dichotomous key, pupils identify characteristics of fish who live in the Great Lakes and explain how these features help them survive. In small groups, class members discover what features scientists consider important and...
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Environmental Decision Making

For Teachers 4th - 9th Standards
Pupils participate in a board game activity in which landing on a space called "Decision Card" presents them with a land-use situation to consider and decide how to act. In order to advance in Hydropoly, players must think critically and...