Fresh and Salt Curriculum

Fresh and Salt is a collection of activities connecting Great Lakes and ocean science topics to enhance teacher capabilities for accessing science information in Great Lakes and ocean sciences. Designed to be used by teachers in grades 5-10, this collection provides an interdisciplinary approach to ensure students achieve optimum science understanding of both Great Lakes and Ocean Literacy Principles. A varied range of instructional modes is offered, including data interpretation; experimentation; simulation; interactive mapping; and investigation.
The 14 activities that compose Fresh and Salt were selected for their capacity to provide science process skills students need for effective science learning. It is our hope that this curriculum will engage students in relevant science and help prepare them as responsible decision-makers and future leaders to promote a sustainable society. We invite you and your students to explore the world of water and spice up your classroom with a little Fresh and Salt!


Terri Hallesy
Education Coordinator

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
Purdue University
195 Marsteller Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2033
University of Illinois Extensio
Sea Grant
Purdue University