Teacher Resource Center

An assortment of teaching kit items: pH testing strips, test tubes and more

EarthEcho Water Quality Testing

Test the dissolved oxygen, pH, turbidity and temperature of a local waterway around your learning space! Then, upload your test results to an international database to compare your results to others’ and contribute to the citizen scientists interested in keeping our waterways healthy.
folded up nets for collecting plankton

Plankton Nets

Plankton nets allow students to collect samples of organisms from local waterways that can otherwise be difficult to access. The kit also includes identification keys for commonly found algae, phytoplankton, diatoms and zooplankton. This kit includes two plankton nets. Reserve the Light Microscopes kit from the Teacher Resource Center to allow your students to see… View More
collection of papers and materials about animal behaviors

Animal Behavior Studies

Engage students in authentic animal behavior research using the live fish collection at Great Lakes Aquarium.
collection of info cards and information materials

Attack Pack

This kit features twelve lessons for a variety of ages that relate to invasive species in the Great Lakes.
satelite image of Duluth

Freshwater Estuary/Wetlands Model: Exploring Estuary and Wetland Functions

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
collection of papers and materials about wild rice

Wild Rice Detective

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.
pictures of lake and river with smaller collection of pictures of fish

Habitat Hideout

Students learn to identify preferred fish habitats to help them locate fish “hideouts” when they go fishing.
long rope and small pictures of fish

Food Chain Tag

Students discover how energy flows and is transferred between the interdependent organisms of an ecosystem.