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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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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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Should This Lake Exist?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The largest body of water in California, the Salton Sea,  was created by accident. An interesting installment of a video series shares the history of the lake, which is now home to the second-most diverse group of birds in America. From...
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"Once More to the Lake" by E.B. White

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Revisit your own childhood memories of long summers and lakeside fun with E.B. White's essay, "Once More to the Lake." Included here is the actual text as well as a series of short-answer questions that follow. Not only do readers study...
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Great Lakes Food Web

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Pupils 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 over...
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The Great Lakes

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this Great Lakes worksheet, young scholars 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...
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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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Kansas Ponds, Lakes & Reservoirs

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students compare the ponds, lakes, and reservoirs of Kansas.  In this geography instructional activity, students use Google Earth to research the different ponds, lakes, and reservoirs in Kansas.  Students will discover that many of the...
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The Lake Trip

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this pollution and animals worksheet, students read and discuss a short story on one families trip to a lake and their encounters with pollution and Eastern Blackbirds. Students then answer 6 short answer questions referring back to...
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Lakes—The Great Salt Lake

For Students 3rd Standards
Individuals read and respond to a passage on the Great Salt Lake located in Utah. The sheet includes a one-page passage and four open-ended questions. A perfect worksheet to send home over the summer to keep young readers from falling...
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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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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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Why Was Mars's Underground Lake So Hard to Find?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Scientists discovered a huge lake on Mars, but why did it take so long to find something so large? SciShow Space presents the exciting findings published in July 2018. Caitlin Hofmeister details the previous research from the area and...
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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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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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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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Searching for Mysis Shrimp - Field Trip

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Surely, the biggest fish in the lake will benefit from a meal of big, tasty shrimp! Take biology scholars on a trip to Flathead Lake in the second of a five-part Invertebrates series. Scientists currently studying the lake take the...
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Identifying and Locating Lakes and Rivers

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students analyze geography by creating an illustration of nature in class. In this bodies of water lesson plan, students describe the differences between lakes and rivers, identify ones that are close to their home and define water...
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Lava Lake Tectonics

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Do you enjoy spending the day at the lake? Maybe not an active lava lake! Viewers watch the fascinating movement of crust on top of molten magma as part of a larger series exploring the story of Earth. Comparisons to tectonic plates...
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Changing Planet: The Warming of Our Large Lakes - Reasons for Concern

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Another A+ lesson plan on the impact of climate change comes to you from the National Earth Science Teachers Association. In this installment, learners model the stratification of water in lakes due to temperature differences. The lab...
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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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The Rivers and Lakes of Alberta

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students are introduced to the online Atlas of Canada and they identify the lakes and major rivers of Alberta.
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Kayaking At Blue Lake

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Kayaking At Blue Lake. For this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions,...
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On The Lake

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book On The Lake. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.

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