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

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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  • Weather
    Lesson 11

    Weather

    Pre-K

    ABC News Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee joins Wimee and friends to talk about weather and being a scientist, and Wimee and friends write a story about a cat th…

  • Rocks
    Lesson 12

    Rocks

    Pre-K

    Wimee sings about a silly rock and Moby tell us about his favorite rock. Wimee and friends write a story about a quest to find a magical rock; Brody shows us s…

  • The Great Lakes Part 2
    Lesson 112

    The Great Lakes Part 2

    4th 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
    Lesson 111

    The Great Lakes Part 1

    4th 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
    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.