There are two main types of content within Teaching Great Lakes Science: Data Sets and Lessons with activities. What’s the difference? Lessons are complete packages of ready-for-the-classroom information, most often accompanied by activities that are clearly mapped out. The lessons include background information, graphics, downloads and supplemental information, which often lead up to the activities that are geared to bring the lesson information to life.
The Data Sets are real data that have been collected from throughout the Great Lakes. The Sets typically include a short background piece, data downloads and questions that act as guides to exploring the data that has been optimized for the classroom.