Great Lakes

Dive in and explore the lakes that make Michigan truly special.

Learn about the spectacular Great Lakes region we call home, from the plants and animals that surround us to the history of lumberjacks and farmers to the beauty of the Mackinac bridge and of our natural areas. Take a live tour of our state parks with the DNR and meet the creatures who live in the Belle Isle Aquarium.

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Don’t have a printer? MLC will be distributing activity books for this week on July 28 at Macomb Intermediate School District (44001 Garfield Rd, Clinton Township, MI 48038).

Pre-K - Grade 2

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Grades 3 - 6

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Events

Detroit PBS Kids mixtures with Ruff Ruffman event

Mixtures with Ruff Ruffman

Online Event on July 27 at 10am

Michigan DNR Wild spaces and places event

Michigan's Wild Spaces and Places

Online Event on July 29 at 10am

diy science time showcase

DIY Science Time's Super Summer Showcase

Online Event on July 31 at 11am

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  • BeLEAF It or Not: How to Identify Trees
    Lesson 2

    BeLEAF It or Not: How to Identify Trees

    Science1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Kindergarten

    Tree identification is a popular hobby and one of the first steps in better understanding our forests. "How to Identify Trees" explores bark patterns, branches…

  • Nature in OUR Neighborhood: Colors and Shapes
    Lesson 1

    Nature in OUR Neighborhood: Colors and Shapes

    ArtScience1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Kindergarten, Pre-K

    Build your own tool to explore the different colors and shapes outside in your neighborhood.

  • MSU Tollgate Farm: Pest Control with Ducks
    Lesson 2

    MSU Tollgate Farm: Pest Control with Ducks

    Science1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Kindergarten

    Livestock Instructor Mrs. Rachael talks to us about the creative use of Ducks on some farms.

  • Water Bottle Fitness with Lorenzo
    Lesson 1008

    Water Bottle Fitness with Lorenzo

    Health & Fitness1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, Kindergarten

    You can get a great workout with common household items. Grab a towel or pool noodle and get moving.

  • The Desert and Contractions
    Lesson 407

    The Desert and Contractions

    English2nd Grade

    Learn about how drawing can help learn new vocabulary.

  • Types of Deserts and More Contractions
    Lesson 408

    Types of Deserts and More Contractions

    English2nd Grade

    Learn how to read and write contractions.

  • Ride the Wave of Fitness Fun
    Lesson 16

    Ride the Wave of Fitness Fun

    Health & Fitness1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Kindergarten

    Get moving with jumping jacks and air squats to increase your heart rate and get your body moving.

  • Compare 3-Digit Numbers Part 2
    Lesson 305

    Compare 3-Digit Numbers Part 2

    Math2nd Grade

    Join Mrs. McCartney to learn how to do a comparison word problem with Professor Barble! Next, we are going to work on comparing 3 Digit numbers with a game of …