Fresh and Salt Curriculum

Fresh and Salt is a collection of activities connecting Great Lakes and ocean science topics to enhance teacher capabilities for accessing science information in Great Lakes and ocean sciences. Designed to be used by teachers in grades 5-10, this exemplary collection provides teachers with an interdisciplinary approach to ensure students achieve optimum science understanding of both Great Lakes and Ocean Literacy Principles. A varied range of instructional modes is offered, including data interpretation; experimentation; simulation; interactive mapping; and investigation.

The 14 activities that compose Fresh and Salt were selected based on a distinct set of criteria and opportunity to apply the science process skills students need for effective science learning. It is our hope that this curriculum will engage students in relevant science and help prepare them as responsible decision-makers and future leaders to promote a sustainable society. We now invite you and your students to explore the world of water and spice up your classroom with a little Fresh and Salt!