What is an acronym for the names of the
H – HURON
O - ONTARIO
M – MICHIGAN
E – ERIE
S - SUPERIOR
In which lake did the famous, “Edmund
Great Lakes Questions
Name the Great Lakes in
Order from West to East.
Superior – Michigan – Huron – Erie - Ontario
Which is the deepest Lake? Shallowest?
Deepest – Lake Superior – 1332 feet
Shallowest – Lake Erie – 210 feet
How much of the Earth’s fresh water in
in the Great Lakes?
How many US states and
Canadian Provinces border the
What percent of the Great Lakes was
covered in ice this season?
How many people visited the ice caves on
Lake Superior this season?
Climate change reports are noting that
the lakes are heating up, what changes
could this cause?
Less Ice Cover
Lower Water Levels
Increased evaporation rates
Impact of Invasive Species
How Big is a Crowd?
Layout a map of the Great Lakes.
Discover the impact of human population density on
Playing “How big is a Crowd?” with teachers in South Africa
Who is Sea Grant?
Sea Grant's mission is to enhance the practical use and
conservation of coastal, marine and Great Lakes
resources in order to create a sustainable economy and
Environmental stewardship, long-term economic
development and responsible use of America’s coastal,
ocean and Great Lakes resources are at the heart of Sea
A network of 33 Sea Grant programs in the coastal US
States and territories carries out this mission through
research, extension and education activities.
Great Lakes Sea Grant
Illinois-Indiana: Lake Michigan
Michigan: Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, Lake
Minnesota: Lake Superior
New York: Lake Ontario and Lake Erie
Ohio: Lake Erie
Pennsylvania: Lake Erie
Wisconsin: Lake Superior and Lake Michigan
Great Lakes Literacy
A Great Lakes literate citizen:
• Understands the essential principles and
fundamental concepts about the
characteristics and functioning of the
• Communicates accurately about the Great
Lakes’ influence on systems and people in and
beyond their watershed
• Can make informed and responsible
decisions regarding the Great Lakes and the
resources of their watershed
Great Lakes Literacy Principles
The Great Lakes, bodies of fresh water with many
features, are connected to each other and to the world
Natural forces formed the Great Lakes; the lakes continue
to shape the features of their watershed.
The Great Lakes influence local and regional weather and
Water makes Earth habitable; fresh water sustains life on
The Great Lakes support a broad diversity of life and
The Great Lakes and humans in their watersheds are
Much remains to be learned about the Great Lakes.
The Great Lakes are socially, economically, and
environmentally significant to the region, the nation and
Shipboard Science Workshop
Ready for adventure?
Join fellow teachers and
scientists for a 7 day
adventure aboard an EPA research
vessel on a Great Lakes.
R/V Lake Guardian
180 feet = 55 meters
Room for 40 people
Sea Grant and
Lake Superior – Teacher
and Scientist Workshop
Bridging the gap between scientist and teachers
The Tucker Trawl
The boat has two
laboratories where samples
The Huffington Post | By Peter
Posted: 04/10/2013 3:52 pm EDT
"The massive production of
plastic and inadequate disposal
has made plastic debris an
important and constant pollutant
on beaches and in oceans around
the world," said Lorena M. Rios
Mendoza, a University of
researching the impact of such
Hydrolab work onboard
• dissolved oxygen
• chlorophyll a
Our research team
Limno Loan Program
Program is partnership between Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
and US EPA-GLNPO
Hydrolab data sonde is loaned out to trained educators
during school year
Students collect water quality data from local waterways
with actual equipment used by scientists in the field
S. Francis C. Byers
The Aquatic Invaders Attack Pack is a backpack filled with
materials to help teach students about Great Lakes aquatic
Each pack includes:
preserved specimens of aquatic invasive species
a classroom guide and a USB flash drive containing 10 lesson
Wisconsin residents can borrow an Attack Pack for free
from Wisconsin's Water Library. The Pack will be delivered to
your local library via the Library Delivery Network of Wisconsin.
Scientific & Engineering
Science and engineering require both knowledge
and practice. Science is not just a body of
knowledge that reflects current understanding of
the world; it is also a set of practices used to
establish, extend, and refine that knowledge.
When students actively engage in science
practices they deepen their understanding of core
Cindy Byers, Rosholt Middle School
Lynn Kurth, Prairie River Middle
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