Great Lakes/Great Ships
Learners investigate Great Lakes' navigational charts while practicing topographical map skills. They draw an 'elevation' of the bottom of the lake and graph the depths of the lake.
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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...
7th - 12th Science
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...
9th - 12th Science
The Biodiversity of Ontario's Natural and Manmade Islands
Island exploration—sounds exotic! During these three activities, high school learners explore island biogeography through a game and then analyze data collected, ask questions via BioBlitz, and present findings. Then, they must convince...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Approximate Proxies
How do scientists know the climate on the earth before humans were alive? Young scientists learn about proxy data, microfossils, pollen, and diatoms in this lesson. They reconstruct the lake environment over millions of years based on...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Early Modern: Global Interactions
The moment Christopher Columbus's ships touched the shores of a New World, the old world changed forever. But has it been for the better? High schoolers consider the effectiveness, benefits, and drawbacks of the Columbian Exchange with a...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable