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Learners study the life and biology of the Channel Catfish. For this aquatic biology lesson, students will examine the external and internal features of the catfish along with their breeding habits and environment. This lesson includes all necessary worksheets and graphic organizers.
Improve the problem solving skills of your middle and high school mathematicians and scientists. They will observe the feeding pattern and behavior of catfish by studying the charts and information included here. They work with fish size, feed consumption (by body weight), and look at a feed conversion ratio. The two-page worksheet they complete is also included.
Fourth graders identify a particular Utah fish and then create a poster that shares what they learned in the instructional activity. They discover that the history of fish populations in Utah has changed over time. Today popular kinds of fish are trout, carp and catfish. Finally, 4th graders use science process and thinking skills to communicate effectively using science language and reasoning.
Collect photos of Texas freshwater bass, catfish, crappie, and sunfish species to carry out this lesson plan. After describing to your class each of the species delineated in the writeup, they get into small groups to compare and contrast pairs of fish. This instructional activity could be used when studying classification, adaptations, or biodiversity in your biology curriculum.