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This kit features twelve lessons for a variety of ages that relate to invasive species in the Great Lakes.
The Watershed Game helps students understand the relationship between land uses within a watershed, water quality, and their community. Working in teams, students apply tools (practices, plans, and policies) to decrease water pollution while balancing financial resources. The goal for the activity is to reduce pollution from various land uses to the stream without going… View More
As the St. Louis River flows into Lake Superior, it creates a freshwater estuary. This dynamic area can provide several important aquatic habitats; open water, sediment on the bottom and wetlands along the shoreline. Students will observe the characteristics of wetlands and estuaries through the use of a model and identify their importance to the health of aquatic… View More
Students will learn about the life cycle of wild rice and traditional harvesting methods. Then, students will solve mysteries concerning damage and predation to wild rice specimens using inquiry-based scientific methods and real-life data.
Students use their senses to determine the quality of water samples.
Students will simulate an aquatic food chain to observe how contaminants bioaccumulate and biomagnify.
Students become mussels to explore how invasive species can affect the balance within aquatic ecosystems.
The Lake Superior Curriculum Guide for Grades K-8.
Students participate in a scavenger hunt for answers to questions derived from the Minnesota fishing regulations booklet.
Collect real-life data and simulate, in a board game setting, all the factors that play into management of a forest ecosystem.
An introduction to wastewater and storm that helps students understand the benefits of clean water.
Students will practice microorganism identification using local water samples and apply this understanding to a study of diatoms found in Lake George.