July 26 – August 1: 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.

Download This Week's Packet

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

Get this week’s activities for Pre-K – Second Grade learners.

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

Great Lakes Now screen capture

Great Lakes Now Watch Party

Online Event on August 6

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 Great Lakes Part 2
    Extra CreditLesson 112

    The Great Lakes Part 2

    ArtEnglishHealth & FitnessMath4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

    On today's episode of Extra Credit we visit some of Michigan's most interesting locations, learn about the hog-nosed snake, and so much more!

  • The Great Lakes Part 1
    Extra CreditLesson 111

    The Great Lakes Part 1

    ArtEnglishHealth & FitnessMath4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

    On today's episode of Extra Credit we meet a chef who used food to help heal a community, take a trip to a beef cattle farm, and so much more!

  • BeLEAF It or Not: How to Identify Trees
    Partner ContentLesson 2

    BeLEAF It or Not: How to Identify Trees

    ScienceKindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    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
    Partner ContentLesson 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
    Partner ContentLesson 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
    Partner ContentLesson 1

    Nature in OUR Neighborhood: Colors and Shapes

    EnglishSocial Emotional LearningSocial StudiesPre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

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

  • MSU Tollgate Farm: Pest Control with Ducks
    Partner ContentLesson 2

    MSU Tollgate Farm: Pest Control with Ducks

    ScienceKindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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

  • Water Bottle Fitness with Lorenzo
    InPACT at HomeLesson 1008

    Water Bottle Fitness with Lorenzo

    Health & FitnessKindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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