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KidsHealth in the Classroom: Personal Health Series Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The KidsHealth in the Classroom: Personal Health Series for grades 9-12 includes 21 lessons divided into 5 topics: fitness, hygiene, puberty and growing up, and safety. Each lesson has two hands-on activities designed to engage teens and...
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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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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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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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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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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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Mapping The Great Lakes

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Can you fathom a fathom? Through this activity, learners get a grasp of how deep a fathom is and how the floor of The Great Lakes might look. They compare topographic maps to Great Lakes navigation charts, which you will need to obtain...
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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 Great Lakes

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this Great Lakes geography worksheet, young scholars 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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What Are the Hazards of Shipping on the Great Lakes?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
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...
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Introducing Industries

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
If you are looking for a way to explore Michigan's resources, physical features, and more, this lesson is for you. After discussing Michigan and the Great Lakes, learners fill out a graphic organizer identifying the state's natural...
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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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Great Lakes Food Web

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Young scholars 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...
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Great Lakes at Stake

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore conservation of the Great Lakes. In this geography and ecology lesson, students identify the Great Lakes on a map and view a video depicting the history and importance of these lakes. Students work in groups to research...
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Changing Planet: The Warming of Our Large Lakes - Reasons for Concern

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Another A+ lesson 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 also...
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Responsible Stewardship: The Saving of the Great Lakes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students devise a plan to protect the Great Lakes. In this environmental lesson, students conduct research to identify nonprofit groups that help protect the waterways. Students write letters to the Congressman or a nonprofit...
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Great Lakes Ecology

For Teachers 8th
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...
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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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Investigation of Shipwrecks

For Teachers 6th - 8th
An internet investigation leads learners to discover whether or not weather and light house location are related to the locations of shipwrecks on The Great Lakes. They work in cooperative groups to plot the locations of light houses and...
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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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Teaching About the Hydrosphere

For Teachers 8th
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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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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Great Lakes Cities Quiz

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive geography worksheet, students examine a map of the Great Lakes region and identify the 20 noted cities on the map using a pull down menu within 4 minutes.

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