Online Resources for Data, Kits, Information and More!
The curriculum attached is actually a list of websites you can find useful for you and your students. Some of the websites will give you access to data that you can give to your students, other websites (like the WI DNR EEK!! website) provides information that your students can use (and is age appropriate for elementary/middle school). Other websites provide great kits or other resources.
Students will explore folklore and then write their own pourquoi tale. There are two curricula that are very similar. One has a section where students can create illustrations.
Question of the Day for Early Childhood -Winter
Continue the classroom discussions about Phenology and the Lake Superior Watershed with these questions relating to Winter
Question of the Day for Early Childhood Classes – Fall
Use these questions relating to Phenology and the Lake Superior Watershed to get young learners to think about their "Neighborhood".
Question of the day for Early Childhood-Spring
Spring has arrived! Here are some questions to get the discussion going about what is happening right outside the classroom!
Savanna Portage: Readers Theater
The Savanna Portage was the crucial link between the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Gulf of Mexico. Its discovery and usage created an interesting and important mix of cultures between Native Americans, Voyageurs, fur trading companies, and other explorers.
Vernal Pools Informational Text: Read and Understand!
The emphasis on reading and understanding informational texts in classrooms mirrors our efforts in science at the Lake Superior NERR. These readings are based on real scientific efforts in the Lake Superior Watershed, and include questions to check for understanding. This reading on vernal pools is great for springtime and is derived from an article in the Duluth News Tribune, April 2016.
Web Directory: Lake Superior Watershed Research Project
An incomplete list of sources for student research projects.
Writing for Wild
Students will interpret and observe the natural world through their own words and by using figurative language.
Writing in Science
This lesson will help inform students about abstracts, backgrounds, methods, and conclusions that are written for informational papers and posters in order to present research conducted. Students will practice writing their own components after learning what is required for each component. This will help them in understanding how science is presented as well as practice writing skills they can use in the future.