How does the temperature of the Great Lakes change over time?

Earth Systems Education Program Office, School of Natural Resources

This classroom activity allows students to use water surface temperature, bathymetric data and weather data to look at trends in the water temperature of the Great Lakes. The exercise asks students to make predictions, and then use the data to answer questions. The site contains everything that is needed for the exercise, including student handouts, maps, links to data sources, and background information and questions for discussion.

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Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology, Hydrology:Surface Water, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity, Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Audio/Visual:Maps
Inquiry Level: Step-By-Step Instruction
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), College Lower (13-14)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Atmospheric Science, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water