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).

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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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  • The Desert and Contractions
    Lesson 407

    The Desert and Contractions

    English2nd Grade

    In this episode, we are going to identify the author's main purpose for writing a book and also learn about how creating a drawing can help increase our unders…

  • The Rainforest and Suffix -some
    Lesson 407

    The Rainforest and Suffix -some

    English3rd Grade

    In this episode, we focus on the big question: How do animals survive in their habitats? We will learn about the -some suffix, read a nonfiction (or true) text…

  • Animal Habitats – Part 2
    Lesson 408

    Animal Habitats – Part 2


    Today we are going to read more about Animals Habitats. We will be learning about nonfiction text features and we will learn some new vocabulary words. At the …

  • More Fun With Frogs, a Pond, and the Long o Sound.
    Lesson 408

    More Fun With Frogs, a Pond, and the Long o Sound.

    English1st Grade

    Today we will look for words with the long o sound in the story Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner. We will learn that a pond is an ecosystem where many p…

  • Types of Deserts and Contractions
    Lesson 408

    Types of Deserts and Contractions

    English2nd Grade

    In this episode, we are going to be learning about and comparing different types of deserts. We are also going to read and write contractions.

  • Polymers
    Lesson 106


    Science4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

    Mister C and the Science Crew have the right formula to create super-stretchy, ooey-gooey slime.

  • Waves
    Lesson 609


    Science3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Sloping slinky and wiggly water! The Curious Crew gets an “earful” from Dr. Rob on the science behind sound waves! STEM Challenge: Design a Gumdrop Wave Machin…

  • Why Does the Hummingbird Hum?
    Lesson 110

    Why Does the Hummingbird Hum?


    Come learn & sing with Miss Linda! Marty the Music Man tells us about theme & variations. Miss Linette shows us more of her farm friends in the Curiosity Corne…