Facts About the Great Lakes Research Project, Graphs, and Maps

Brenda Kovich
Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
  • Activity
24 pages
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This short research project results in a polished final product. Kids collect Great Lakes information on specially designed maps to create their own infographics. Individual pages can be bound into a booklet or displayed. The project works well with collaborative groups or for independent research. Additional pages ask students to compare, graph depths and volumes, and label a map.

To support distance, hybrid, and in-person learning, you can print the PDF or create Easel Activities, which have been customized with answer boxes. Open the preview to get a better look.

What’s Included:

  • For the Teacher – ideas for use and links to helpful websites
  • Links with directions for Easel Activities
  • Facts About the Great Lakes cover sheet
  • Lake Huron infographic template
  • Lake Ontario infographic template
  • Lake Michigan infographic template
  • Lake Erie infographic template
  • Lake Ontario infographic template
  • Great Lakes map – lakes, states, and many cities labeled
  • Great Lakes map – blank
  • Physical Features of the Great Lakes – table created by the EPA (public domain) that includes facts for quick look-up
  • And the Winner Is… comparison activity
  • Depths of the Great Lakes – inverted bar graph creates a cross-section representation of the depths
  • Volumes of the Great Lakes – bar graph

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I'm committed to continual improvement. This resource was updated and improved on October 23, 2020.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.


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