Lesson Plans and Materials
During the Summer of 2010, the Utah Lake Commission worked with fourth-grade teachers from the Alpine, Provo and Nebo school districts to create ten lesson plans that teach core concepts in Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies using Utah Lake as an example. We hope that these lessons will be exciting, fun, and a beneficial resource to fourth-grade teachers all over Utah County, and instill a greater understanding and appreciation for the lake. In June 2012, the lesson plans were brought current to include the new core curriculum requirements with the updated standards listed.
The links below list the lessons and will take you to another page that contains the materials needed.
- Birds of Utah Lake
- The Business of Abusing a Lake
- Cultures of Utah Lake
- How Does Utah Lake Measure Up?
- Invasive Plants at Utah Lake: Phragmites and Tamarisk
- June Sucker
- Utah Lake Monster
- Utah Lake Resorts
- What Goes In, Must Go Out: Water Flow of Utah Lake
- Why is Utah Lake Murky? Water Quality
We would like your feedback on the curriculum. Please send an email to Sam Braegger, Outreach Coordinator at the Utah Lake Commission, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know how the lessons were received, how assessment went, and anything you added or could take away from the lessons. We will use your suggestions to improve the curriculum.
Thank you for your interest in Utah Lake! We hope you find these lesson plans useful.