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Curriculum materials and related items about Lake Erie and the Great Lakes

Education Publications include curriculum materials and related items about Lake Erie and the Great Lakes. Materials are developed primarily by the Ohio Sea Grant Education Program and the Education Coordinator.


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Great Lakes for Kids Circle of Lake Life Ages 8+ Activity Sheet

OHSU-EP-1516
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Great Lakes for Kids Ages 3+ Fun Facts Activity Sheet

OHSU-EP-1515
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Limnology Data Sheet

OHSU-EP-1514
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Understanding the Mechanics of Solar Technology

OHSU-EP-1513
LENGTH: 2 pages
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Key to Ohio Fish Families

OHSU-EP-1511
LENGTH: 7 pages
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Lake Erie Science Field Trip Workbook

OHSU-EP-1512

Workbook for Stone Lab field trip groups

LENGTH: 40 pages
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Tree Cookies Activity: Clues to Time and Cycles

OHSU-EP-1509
LENGTH: 1 page
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OSU F.T. Stone Laboratory's Climate Expedition

OHSU-EP-1510
LENGTH: 1 page
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How Big Is A Crowd?

OHSU-EP-1508

This lesson introduces the relative size of the Great Lakes, surrounding populations, and human impacts on the environment.

LENGTH: 10 pages
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Climate Ready Ohio Module 3

OHSU-EP-683

Notes on adapting Climate Ready Great Lakes Module 3 for Ohio audiences

ABSTRACT:

The Climate Ready Ohio PowerPoint slides are designed to replace or complement some of the slides in NOAA’s Climate Ready Great Lakes. In addition, these notes provide suggestions for small alterations to the standard module text to make the presentation more applicable to Ohio audiences.

LENGTH: 1 page
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How Well Do You Know the Great Lakes?

OHSU-EP-1503

In this activity, learners will construct the five Great Lakes from string and use paper “water” and “fish” to show comparisons between the lakes.

ABSTRACT:

Many people, including a large portion of those who live close to the Great Lakes, do not a have a basic understanding of the individual characteristics of and the differences between the lakes. Since it is difficult to understand many of the Great Lakes issues, such as global climate change, pollution, and water use without a basic understanding of the lakes, this activity is designed to help visualize the differences in volume, shoreline length, human population distribution, and fish populations of the Great Lakes.

LENGTH: 12 pages
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Workshop log book for Stone Lab field trips

OHSU-EP-901
LENGTH: 32 pages
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What Is The Impact of Beach Litter?

OHSU-EP-1500

In this activity, students construct a web of things that may increase or decrease as a result of beach litter.

ABSTRACT:

Although marine debris is a major pollution problem of the 21st century, it is a solvable problem. Beach litter can be comprised of marine debris that has been washed ashore, or it can be deposited along the coast by inland storms or human activities. Understanding the causes and effects of beach litter helps us to make environmentally responsible decisions with waste. As we consider the impacts of beach litter, there are a number of ways of visualizing those changes. In this activity, students will construct a web of things that may
increase or decrease as a result of beach litter.

LENGTH: 19 pages
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Climate Ready Ohio Module 1

OHSU-EP-681

Adaptation of Climate Ready Great Lakes Module 1

ABSTRACT:

The Climate Ready Ohio PowerPoint slides are designed to replace or complement some of the slides in NOAA’s Climate Ready Great Lakes. In addition, these notes provide suggestions for small alterations to the standard module text to make the presentation more applicable to Ohio audiences.

LENGTH: 7 pages
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Climate Ready Ohio Module 2

OHSU-EP-682

Adaptation of Climate Ready Great Lakes Module 2

ABSTRACT:

The Climate Ready Ohio PowerPoint slides are designed to replace or complement some of the slides in NOAA’s Climate Ready Great Lakes. In addition, these notes provide suggestions for small alterations to the standard module text to make the presentation more applicable to Ohio audiences.

LENGTH: 7 pages
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Species On The Move: What Do Climate Models Predict About Tree and Bird Ranges?

OHSU-EP-680

PowerPoint module to incorporate into presentations

ABSTRACT:

This presentation is based on “Trees on the Move, Activity A,” a lesson in Ohio Sea Grant’s Great Lakes Climate Change Curriculum. The original lesson is available at climategreatlakes.com/curriculum-trees-on-the-move-can-maples-and-buckeyes-migrate, and reading through it might help in adapting this presentation for your needs.

LENGTH: 7 pages
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Water Levels on the Great Lakes: How do the levels of the Great Lakes change?

OHSU-EP-1502

In this activity, students analyze, interpret and make inferences from web-based data on Great Lakes water levels.

ABSTRACT:

Most scientists agree that climate change will affect the levels of the Great Lakes. While sea level is expected to rise, changes in the Great Lakes region are likely to result in lower water levels, though there will be differences from lake to lake. In this activity, students analyze, interpret and make inferences from web-based data on Great Lakes water levels.

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Species on the move: Extension activity and Power Point presentation

OHSU-EP-1022
LENGTH: 7 pages
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Climate ready Ohio Module 2

OHSU-EP-1023
LENGTH: 7 pages
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Visualizing changes in the Great Lakes: Which Great Lakes factors will increase and which will decrease as a result of climate change?

OHSU-EP-1020

PowerPoint module to incorporate into presentations

ABSTRACT:

This activity visualizes the connections between different climate change effects, and encourages thinking beyond obvious factors like increased temperatures. It can be used to introduce the topic of climate change to an audience, or it can be a culminating activity to draw different aspects of multiple topic areas together. Depending on the impact cards used, the activity can be part of a wide range of topic area presentations.

This activity is adapted from “Visualizing Changes in the Great Lakes,” a lesson in Ohio Sea Grant’s Great Lakes Climate Change Curriculum. Reading through it might help in running the activity.

LENGTH: 5 pages
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Climate ready Ohio Module 3

OHSU-EP-1024
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Trees on the Move: Can maples and buckeyes migrate?

OHSU-EP-980

This set of 4 lessons for midde and high school focuses on sugar maple and buckeye trees as species that will be affected by climate change.

ABSTRACT:

Activity A: What do climate models predict about tree ranges?
This lesson introduces examples of how General Circulation Models [GCMs] predict possible scenarios of climate change. Three methods of visualizing change are introduced, and students compare how the climate niches of sugar maples and buckeye trees are likely to be altered.

Activity B: How can trees migrate?
The seeds of maples and buckeyes are “dispersed” in an outdoor simulation of how far a tree species might be able to spread over several tree generations.

Activity C: How does temperature affect maple seed germination?
Students examine research data on seed germination at different temperatures to infer some of the impacts of temperature on species survival.

Activity D: After the maples, then what?
Students study an outdoor area that has sugar maples and other species. They catalog the size and relative abundance of species in the plot and infer what species is likely to succeed if maples disappear.

LENGTH: 27 pages
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Estuary values and changes

OHSU-EP-990

These activities explain some of the beneficial environmental functions wetlands contribute and what may happen to some estuaries as climate change occurs.

ABSTRACT:

These activities explain some of the beneficial environmental functions wetlands contribute and what may happen to some estuaries as climate change occurs.

LENGTH: 18 pages
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Greenhouse gases

OHSU-EP-950

In this hands-on lab, students simulate a portion of the greenhouse system using carbon dioxide.

ABSTRACT:

The Earth’s climate depends on the amount of solar radiation received and the atmospheric abundance of clouds and greenhouse gases. Certain gases have been increasing in concentration in the atmosphere on a timeline concurrent with increasing global temperature. In this hands-on lab, students simulate a portion of the greenhouse system using carbon dioxide.

LENGTH: 9 pages
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Global and Great Lakes Climate Change

OHSU-EP-970
Groups of students graph data reflecting temperature anomalies over a short period in the recorded climate history of the world or in part of the Great Lakes region. ABSTRACT:

Groups of students graph data reflecting temperature anomalies over a short period in the recorded climate history of the world or in part of the Great Lakes region. Using only their own data, they predict how their actual temperature anomaly trend might continue; then student groups assemble and observe the trend of the 130-year data set. In addition to the science of the lesson, important conclusions can be drawn about how the construction of a graph scale can influence how data are interpreted.

LENGTH: 12 pages
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How will climate change affect a Great Lakes state?: Learning with Google Earth

OHSU-EP-930

This lesson uses examples of climate change from one Great Lakes state, Ohio, to determine local relevance of climate change.

ABSTRACT:

To make climate change relevant to students, they need examples of changes that are occurring or are expected in areas near them. This lesson uses examples of climate change from one Great Lakes state, Ohio, to determine local relevance of climate change. An online source provides similar information for other states.

LENGTH: 5 pages
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How do energy use decisions influence global climate change?: Cars on Trial

OHSU-EP-1000

Students role play a courtroom trial to discuss energy use as it is related to climate change.

ABSTRACT:

This activity encourages discussion about energy use decisions, greenhouse gases, and global warming. Students role play a courtroom trial to discuss energy use as it is related to climate change: Cars are accused of emitting a dangerous gas (carbon dioxide) into the
atmosphere, and students (the jury) must decide how harmful they think automobiles really are and what, if anything, should be done about them.

LENGTH: 8 pages
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Climate Change and Aquatic Invaders: What do scientists know about aquatic nuisance species of the Great Lakes and effects that climate change will have on them?

OHSU-EP-940

Students use references, inference, and observation to match cards that identify aquatic nuisance species and explain the effects of global climate change on these species.

ABSTRACT:

Students use references, inference, and observation to match cards that identify aquatic nuisance species and explain the effects of global climate change on these species.

LENGTH: 17 pages
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Visualizing changes in the Great Lakes: More or less?

OHSU-EP-960

In this activity, students construct a concept map of things that may increase or decrease as a result of a changing climate.

ABSTRACT:

Teacher Activity A: Which Great Lakes factors will increase and which will decrease as a result of climate change?
As we consider the impacts of climate change on the Great Lakes, there are a number of ways of visualizing those effects. In this activity, students construct a concept map of things that may increase or decrease as a result of a changing climate.

Teacher Activity B: What will people see on the long walk to the water’s edge?
Students examine information about how climate change will likely impact the Great Lakes of North America and assume that they are in a part of the region experiencing a water level decline of over two meters! They listen to [or read] a story in which they imagine that they have spent a lifetime visiting the Great Lakes. With their “memories” and their science information, they describe the changes they have noticed in the Lakes during their lifetime.

LENGTH: 23 pages
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Workshop Handbook for Stone Laboratory

OHSU-EP-902
LENGTH: 32 pages
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Lake Erie's Sport Fish and the Lake Erie's Dead Zones

OHSU-EP-911
LENGTH: 2 pages
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Lake Erie Fish and Circle of Life

OHSU-EP-910
LENGTH: 2 pages
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Great Lakes for kids, age 8 and up

OHSU-EP-891
LENGTH: 4 pages
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Great Lakes for kids, age 3 and up

OHSU-EP-890
LENGTH: 4 pages
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ES-EAGLS: Great Lakes Shipping

OHSU-EP-1504
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Great Lakes Environmental Issues: ES-EAGLS

OHSU-EP-1506
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Geological setting of Lake Erie

OHSU-EP-870
LENGTH: 72 pages
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Great Lakes environmental issues

OHSU-EP-860
LENGTH: 180 pages
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Life in the Great Lakes

OHSU-EP-850
LENGTH: 117 pages
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Great Lakes shipping

OHSU-EP-840
LENGTH: 85 pages
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LAKERS Observe Coastweeks: A manual of classroom and coastal activities for middle schools

OHSU-EP-880
LENGTH: 102 pages
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Land and water interactions in the Great Lakes

OHSU-EP-1025
LENGTH: 117 pages
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Great Lakes climate and water movement

OHSU-EP-1026
LENGTH: 94 pages
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Great Lakes instructional material for a changing earth system

OHSU-EP-800
LENGTH: 226 pages
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ACES Activities for the changing earth system: Earth systems education for middle school and high school activities

OHSU-EP-1507

Not previously an Ohio Sea Grant publication but this OCR text doc is ready for 2014 revision by OSG

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Great Lake Erie

OHSU-EP-790
LENGTH: 148 pages
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Global change scenarios

OHSU-EP-780
LENGTH: 25 pages
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Supplemental curriculum activities for use with Holling Clancy Holling's Paddle-to-the-Sea

OHSU-EP-760
LENGTH: 168 pages
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Abstracts of research in marine and aquatic science

OHSU-EP-770
LENGTH: 24 pages
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We have met the enemy

OHSU-EP-210
LENGTH: 14 pages
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