About This Site

    This site was developed to assist students and educators with learning about the Great Lakes.  The internet contains many useful sites; however, finding desired information can be very time consuming.  One of the intentions of this site is to save users time by indexing some of the more useful Great Lakes sites into a relatively detailed directory.

    The site also contains information on a few, basic, earth science concepts that might be of interest to those studying the Great Lakes.  Finally, ideas for lesson plans are given and links to others are listed.

    Teachers can further explore these topics and others aboard Grand Valley State University's research/education vessels, the D.J. ANGUS and W.G. JACKSON, operated by the Annis Water Resources Institute.

    Web page created by Patricia E. Videtich and Erik J. Crooks.  For questions and comments contact Patricia E. Videtich, Department of Geology, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401

      Development of this site was supported by a Higher Education Incentive Program grant funded by the Michigan Space Grant Consortium (NASA) and the Science and Mathematics Division at Grand Valley State University.  Thanks to William Neal (financier) and Mark Schoonover (pilot) for the actual flight that made the "Virtual Flight" possible.

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Available Information At This Site
Click on any of the topics below.

    Basics of Grain Size within a Lake System

    Langmuir Circulation

    Longshore Current and Beach Drift

    More on Longshore Current and Beach Drift

    The River Plume

    Seasonal Lake Stratification

    Waves

    Before Your Cruise -- Lesson Plan

    Lake Levels -- Lesson Plan

   Sediments -- Lesson Plan

    Stream Flow -- Lesson Plan

    Virtual Flight along the Eastern Lake Michigan Shoreline -- Lesson Plan

    Water Quality - 1: Analyzing Water Quality Using X-Y Plots -- Lesson Plan

    Water Quality - 2: Analyzing Water Quality Using Computation Sheets -- Lesson Plan

    Directory of Related Links


LIVING WITH THE GREAT LAKES
BROUGHT TO YOU BY:
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY
ALLENDALE, MICHIGAN 49401