Students research a stream and become tour guides. This activity combines both history and science to learn how the stream may have been affected by history over time, and how humans may be impacting the stream now. Maps for this activity can be obtained at the LGA, and the local history museum may have some old maps so students can see the changes of the stream over time.
The Balancing Act is designed to teach students that the needs of man and nature often need to be balanced. It’s easy for everybody to be in favor of protecting the environment in theory, but in reality, that’s often difficult to achieve. Students will be assigned to different groups to debate a development taking place on Lake George’s Long Island. The setting is a planning board meeting. This lesson will help students become more aware of the real issues their towns face on a regular basis, and how compromise is often a big part of development.
Students will learn about eutrophication and algal growth from experiments they do in the classroom.
Take a look at this classic novel. Students will compare and contrast Lake George then and Lake George now.
Students will have a better understanding of pH as a water quality parameter. Students will also begin to think about what makes a body of water healthy. This lesson can be used as an introduction to other water quality parameters such as dissolved oxygen.