polar bears, penguins, sudbury ends of the earth science home
ends of the earth media menu

Mysteries of the Great Lakes Educator's Guide


 

Primary -
Overview

DOWNLOAD ENTIRE PRIMARY KIT

Subjects: Science, social studies, mathematics and language arts
Time recommended
2 weeks
Grades
1-3

Project at a Glance
Students will:
  • learn about the many threats to the health of the Great Lakes and their inhabitants
  • take a look at the history of the Great Lakes and how they were formed
  • meet one of the world's largest and oldest freshwater fish - the Lake Sturgeon
  • gain an appreciation for the Earth's supply of freshwater

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: An Old Friend
    • Lake Sturgeon Factsheet
    • Fresh Water Neighbourhoods
    • Timeline of Sally’s Life in the Great Lakes
    • Great Lakes Timeline
    • Sally’s Ecosystem Neighbours
    • Culminating Activity: Find the Sturgeon’s Spawning Ground  
  • make copies of the following:
    • Story: An Old Friend
    • How Big is Sally Sturgeon? Activity
    • Sally’s Fresh Water Neighbourhood Activity
    • Fresh Water Neighbourhoods Activity
    • My Timeline of Sally’s Life in the Great Lakes
    • Sally’s Ecosystem Neighbours Activitiy
    • Culminating Activity: Find the Sturgeon’s Spawning Ground Game—game board and question sheet