Take a Great Lakes Virtual Field Trip and Create Your Own Habitat Field Trip
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Recommended Grades: All Grades
The Michigan Learning Channel offers great programming to help your STEM learning in and out of school. Check out just one of our programs, Great Lakes Now, which takes you on a virtual field trip to learn more about the importance of coastal wetlands, the danger of algal blooms and a deep dive into lake sturgeon. These field trips are targeted for students in 6-8th grade, but learners of all ages can join us and learn together.
Algae - Great Lakes Now Virtual Field Trip
35 million people get their drinking water from the Great Lakes Region. Algae is so important to our region, when algae grow extremely fast it's called a bloom. Most of the time they are harmless, but sometimes they can make the water undrinkable. Learn more by viewing this 5-minute video.
Lake Sturgeon - Great Lakes Now Virtual Field Trip
They may start small, but due to restoration, they become very, very big. We are visiting the Toldeo Zoo to see Lake Sturgeon. Lake Sturgeon in the Maumee River in Toledo, OH is one of the biggest fish in the Great Lakes Region, getting up to 8 feet long. Learn more by viewing this 5-minute video.
Coastal Wetlands - Great Lakes Now Virtual Field Trip
What is a Habitat? Why are they so important? Coastal Habitats are crucial to the preservation of the region, and Coastal Wetlands provide important resources for all of the plants and animals in the area. Learn more by viewing this 5-minute video.
Film a virtual field trip of an outdoor habitat near you and share on Flipgrid.
Learn more about Great Lakes Now and our Education Resources at http://greatlakesnow.org/education
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The Michigan Learning Channel has teamed with Career Girls to bring you women STEM role models to learn from during Girl Day 2021. Please check out our video and learning resources below AND try out some of the engineering activities that the role models suggest.
Try This! Read each statement about engineering. Circle each to tell whether you think the statement is true or not. Then, read the answers section to learn more about each item.
Try each of the connected Empowerment Activities as a fun way to reinforce the Engineering Careers video.
Why Choose STEM?
You know that STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, but did you know that some of the coolest jobs around require a STEM degree? Try this activity below! Match the STEM career on the left with the job description on the right.
Try each of the connected Empowerment Activities as a fun way to reinforce the Why Choose STEM? video.
Interested in hearing from current college students? Check out the following videos to learn why they chose college and why they are studying math, science, or engineering.
- My College Experience | Spelman College Student Miranda M
- Ph.D. Student Jordan Harrod Part 1 | Part 2
- My College Experience | Spelman College Student Kimberlyn H
Math opens doors. If you can do math, you can do well in any other subject. - Jacquelyn Sims, Mathematician
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