Geology Unit Lesson Plan
This is a guide for a unit plan to teach students about rocks as a timeline, identifying rocks, using maps of Wisconsin's geology, and brownstone in Wisconsin. There are four other pieces to this: a bedrock map, a geologic past map, Geology map (for students to draw on), and "The Brownstone Times". This is added as other curriculum.
Google Earth Tour of St. Louis River and Faxon Creek
Attached are two Google Earth tours that go along with the No Two Are Alike slideshow and lesson plan.
Google Earth Tour of the Nemadji River
Attached is a Google Earth tour of the Nemadji River
Google Lit Trips!
Attached is a step by step on how to download files that you can open in Google Earth that go through the places the characters a number of books go! From "Paddle to the Sea" to "Number the Stars", there's a map to explore!
Great Lakes Aquarium – Research Prompts
The attachments below are a "student copy" and a "teacher copy" of a guide to each exhibit at the Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth, MN. One purpose of this resource is as a school research project kick-off for students and their teacher. Another is developing a teaching unit, using student inquiry as your guide. This resource may also be used for digging in deeper to the exhibits through teacher-guided discussion, partner-group discussion, or individual reflection.
Great Websites to check out!
There are amazing resources out there! Here are some that might be helpful. GLIFWC also has FREE and inexpensive resources to download and purchase!
Guess that Animal!
Students will work in teams to read about an animal that lives in the St. Louis River Estuary. They will then work together to draw and name the animal that they think the description describes. This allows students to become familiar with animals that could be present around their school or homes that live in the estuary while also learning valuable lessons in team work.
Habitat Scavenger Hunt
A wonderfully crafted scavenger hunt for a no-fail outdoor experience with your students.
How Did They Get Here?
Students will investigate a variety of resources to formulate a hypothesis regarding how Rusty Crayfish arrived in the St. Louis River.
How Do Animals Survive the Winter?
Students will learn about the different ways animals survive in the winter through reading about animal adaptations and doing class presentations about some of the animals that live in or near aquatic environments. Students will also have the opportunity to create their own animals and come up with habitats and winter adaptations for those creations.