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How does the temperature of the Great Lakes change over time?
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.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
    • Guide for instructor
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
    • Remotely sensed
  • Climatology
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2002, The Ohio State University
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-383
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Creating Effective Web-based Learning Resources in the Geosciences'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Earth Systems Education Program Office, School of Natural Resources