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Mysteries of the Great Lakes Educator's Guide


  Intermediate - Preparation


  • preview the IMAX film, Mysteries of the Great Lakes
  • preview the PowerPoint Presentations (can be shown to students in its entirety or in segments as themes are presented).
  • preview and/or download background information:
    • Story: Meeting the Ambassador
    • Great Ambassador Activity
    • Environmental Pressures on Lake Sturgeon Reading Card
    • Testing the Waters
    • The History of the Great Lakes Written in Stone
    • Animal Classification
    • Answer Key for Vertebrate Classification Activity 2
    • Culminating Activity: Welcome to the Great Lakes
  • make copies of the following:
    • Story: Meeting The Ambassador
    • Environmental Pressures on Lake Sturgeon Reading card
    • Looking for Solutions Worksheet
    • Testing the Waters — Types of Water Reading Card
    • Testing the Waters — Properties of Water Reading Card
    • Testing the Waters — Water Experiments
      • Part I: Measuring Water Density
      • Part II: Testing Water Acidity
      • Part III: Filtering Suspended Sediment and Particulate Matter
    • The Year the Earth Formed: Geological Timeline of the Great Lakes Activity
    • Vertebrate Classification Activity 1
    • Vertebrate Classification Activity 2