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an activity sheet for this section.
A - Interviews
- Interview a meteorologist about the specific weather conditions that
are caused by the Great Lakes, especially in winter.
- Talk with someone who has gone ice fishing and ask about what is caught,
when is the best time to go, and what is used for bait.
B - Newspaper Activities
- Using the weather section or map, keep a record of the daily temperatures
or snowfall at cities around the Great Lakes vs. cities inland. What
is the difference between inland and coastal cities' temperatures and
- Collect news articles related to the health of the Great Lakes and
summarize each article.
C - Research
- Write a short report on how the Great Lakes formed. Include when
they were formed, how they were formed, how long it took, and a diagram
of what happened.
- Find out who was the first European to see the Great Lakes.
- Using a map, list all the major cities and their populations that
border the Great Lakes.
- Add the total population of the cities. Research Native American tribes
that lived in the Great Lakes area.
- Find out what industries are supported by the Great Lakes.
- Find out why Chicago is called "The Windy City".
- Research diatoms and find out what they are used for.