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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.
Practice using simple machines in a Lake Superior context.
Students use their senses to determine the quality of water samples.
Students play the role of fish attempting to survive a Minnesota winter
Students learn to identify preferred fish habitats to help them locate fish “hideouts” when they go fishing.
Students discover how energy flows and is transferred between the interdependent organisms of an ecosystem.
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.
Students model movement and relationships between organisms in Lake Superior.