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

Get this week’s activities for Third – Sixth Grade Learners.

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…

  • Save Water, Save Nature
    Lesson 1

    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…

  • How to Make a Cloud Mobile
    Lesson 4

    How to Make a Cloud Mobile

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

    This mobile of feathery clouds will twist and turn in a gentle breeze. It even includes rain clouds with sparkling showers!You’ll have four kinds of clouds in …

  • 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.

  • Polymers
    Lesson 106

    Polymers

    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

    Waves

    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…