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Students investigate the importance of camouflage by participating in a class game. In this scientific vocabulary lesson, students practice using aquatic vocabulary in a game of bingo before they visit an aquarium. Students create an aquarium guide book after their visit.
Students discover the anatomy of a fish by identifying its body parts. In this oceanography lesson, students view a live fish in their classroom and draw a poster of the fish one body part at a time while identifying it. Students attend a field trip to an aquarium and complete an observation worksheet when they return.
Students explore fish. In this aquatic life science lesson, students complete a KWL chart about fish, listen to What's it Like to be a Fish?, and observe a classroom aquarium or take a trip to a local aquarium. Students complete an observation sheet with drawings and comments about what they see.
Students name elements that are necessary parts of a healthy human habitat. They create a two column chart. In the second column, students list elements fish need in order to survive in the aquarium. Students understand the aquarium and its equipment. They identify each part and its purpose.
Fourth graders investigate real world habitats of marine animals and compare those with man-made habitats (aquariums). Using a T-chart, 4th graders compare and contrast the features of each. Students visit online aquariums and determine the positive and negative characteristics that may create problems for the marine life.Based upon their research, students write an essay to explain what an aquarium should contain.
Students visit an aquarium, study the plants and animals there, and then create art activities based on their observations. In this aquarium art lesson, students make sketches of plants they observe at the aquarium. Students discuss aquatic plants and their parts, then create an aquatic wildlife scene using real plants in a drying art activity.