Lakes are large bodies of water surrounded by land. They can be really freaking huge, or they can be pretty small. National Geographic has some great information about lakes! For this exercise, you are going to create a lake. SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT AND FLESH OUT: How BIG is your lake? Is it small enough that people mistake it for a pond? Is it large enough to be considered a sea? How DEEP is this lake? Can you see the bottom? Wade in it? Can big ships sail in it? Is this lake connected to any rivers? To other lakes? To the ocean? Does this lake cross in to borders of other cities or countries? Where is this lake located? What is the environment lake? How was this lake formed? Naturally through the evolution of geology? Was it man made? Magically made? Does the water come from melt-off ice? Rain? A river? Underground? What sort of plant life or trees can be found in and around this lake? What sort of animals or fish make their home around or in this lake? Other kinds of creatures? Do people live on or around this lake? Are there any special resources that people can find or get from this lake? Is this lake free flowing water or iced? Does it ice during the seasons or is it always liquid? What is the bottom of the lake and the bank like? Rocks? Plants? Sand? What color is the water? Clear and see through? Dark blue? Green? A strange color? Are they any local legends or stories about this lake?