Between the River and the Lake

Latest update January 16, 2019 Started on January 16, 2019
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Students at GEMS World Academy- Chicago want to use an R.O.V. to examine the health of the Chicago River, Lake Michigan, and other water ways that define our city.

January 16, 2019
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Our school is in walking distance of both the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, which are two precious bodies of water that define our city. Our students use the city as their landscape for learning through out Field Studies program and want to investigate the health of our waterways through the lenses of inquiry.


Our goal is to use an R.O.V. to collect data on biodiversity, invasive species, water quality, and pollution. Students in grades K-10 are generating questions and this Open Explore Story will document our inquiries and findings through out year of exploration. Join us in uncovering what lies beneath the river and the lake.

First grade is raising fresh water trout that will be released into Lake Michigan. Students will use the R.O.V. to determine the best location to release the trout.

Third Grade is studying the environmental impacts of humans on water and will be collecting data Bubbly Creek and the Chicago River.

Fifth grade will be building their own remote operated vehicle that will collect video footage species closer the surface. They want to use the Trident R.O.V. to examine signs of invasive species and pollution in the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.

Join us on our journey as we explore the depths of our most precious local resource!

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