No Two Are Alike (Snowflakes or Watersheds!) Part 1

Attached is a slideshow that compares the Faxon Creek Watershed with the St. Louis River Watershed as well as activities: make a snowflake and draw a watershed! The second part of this curricula includes two Google Earth Tours: one of Faxon Creek and another of the St. Louis River. The lesson plan includes the recipe and materials needed for the lesson.


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Great Lakes Literacy Principles:
1. The Great Lakes, bodies of fresh water with many features, are connected to each other and to the world ocean.
5. The Great Lakes support a broad diversity of life and ecosystems.
6. The Great Lakes and humans in their watersheds are inextricably interconnected.

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  • Ariel Johnson says:

    The lesson went really well. Before handing out supplies, I gave the powerpoint introduction and then gave the students the Faxon Creek tour. More time was spent on this tour since it is shorter, plus students could see their school on the tour. The St. Louis River tour was played on repeat while most of the students drew their watersheds and a few students at a time made their snowflakes. This kept everyone working quietly so those making snowflakes could have extra help. Having plastic cups was nice except the snowflakes had to be pretty small to fit in them. But that way every snowflake could have a cup to sit in, which gave students something to write on to tell the snowflakes apart.