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.
Please note: This site contains some animated graphics. In order for the graphics to run properly enough memory must be allocated to your web browser's cache.
Basics of Grain Size within a Lake System
Longshore Current and Beach Drift
More on Longshore Current and Beach Drift
The River Plume
Seasonal Lake Stratification
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