Groups of learners work on a single Great Lake and connecting waterway and then come together as a class to construct a simple three dimensional model of the Great Lakes. Individual groups also present their Great Lake and connecting waterway information.
After participating in this activity, learners will be able to:
- identify the Great Lakes and the bodies of water that connect specific Great Lakes with each other and with the Atlantic Ocean
- describe the three-dimensional geography of the Great Lakes, including elevations
- describe why locks are needed, and how a lock system works