6th – 8th Grade

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Visual Thinking Strategies

Guide learners through research-based strategies for active processing as they view, read, or experience something new.

The Group Chat

Middle and high school students share their thoughts on current events and issues that affect students everywhere.

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InPACT at Home

home-based physical activity program that enables K-12 students to engage in physical activity and education.

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Great Lakes Now

Providing coverage of issues around protecting, cherishing, and enjoying the Great Lakes.

Future of Me

Explore STEM careers by meeting women who work in those fields.

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Extra Credit

Creative writing, math, fitness, art, career exploration, and more for 6th-8th graders.

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DIY Science Time

Mr. C and the science crew investigate the world through experiments and demonstrations.

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Curious Crew

Dr. Rob Stephenson and inquisitive kids take a hands-on approach to scientific exploration.

Curious About Careers

Curious kids explore careers with professionals working in a wide variety of STEM-related fields.

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  • Save Water, Save Nature
    Lesson 01

    Save Water, Save Nature

    Science6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Great Lakes Now Host Ward Detwiler recently judged the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner's Kids Clean Water Calendar Contest. Here's his interview wi…

  • Algal Blooms on Lake Superior
    Lesson 1028

    Algal Blooms on Lake Superior

    Science6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Explore the phenomenon of eutrophication by helping learning the reasons behind the novel algal blooms observed in Lake Superior, the impact that climate chang…

  • Great Lakes Now Floats My Boat
    Lesson 1029

    Great Lakes Now Floats My Boat

    Science6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    This lesson will introduce students to the phenomena of buoyancy and water displacement by helping them understand why a boat floats, learn about how boats hav…

  • The Power of Perspective
    Lesson 1030

    The Power of Perspective

    Science6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    This lesson will provide students opportunities to build perspective and empathy as they explore multiple points of view on a common issue by observing, and pa…

  • (Pollution) Free Shipping
    Lesson 1031

    (Pollution) Free Shipping

    Science6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    This lesson will expose students to the science and engineering practice of developing and using models. Through an exploration of measures that the shipping i…

  • Lighting the Way
    Lesson 2201

    Lighting the Way

    Science6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    The Spectacle Reef Lighthouse sits 17 miles from the mainland in the Straits of Mackinac. Built in 1869, it became a model for lighthouses constructed on the G…

  • The Great Lakes on Thin Ice
    Lesson 2202

    The Great Lakes on Thin Ice

    Science6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    This lesson will explore the phenomenon of ice cover as students learn about ways that winter is “shrinking” in the Great Lakes. They will engage with the scie…

  • Sailing Close to the Winter Wind
    Lesson 2203

    Sailing Close to the Winter Wind

    Science6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    This lesson will explore the phenomenon of wind in the winter through the pastime of ice boating to learn about the science behind how winds are produced, sail…