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Fishing for the Best Prism
Model-based inquiry is a fantastic way to teach math! Learners use nets (2D building blocks) to create prisms. They choose the rectangular prism with the largest volume to use as a fish tank. This lesson includes activity sheets, handouts, and extensions.
5th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Fish Shape
A fish's size, fins, and shape can tell us a lot about them! Learners explore fish anatomy to see how species use camouflage, scales, shape, and coloration to survive. The lesson includes advanced vocabulary such as fusiform shape, lateral and pectoral fins, and ganoid scales (along with others).
4th - 7th Science
New Review Paper Plate Fishes
Tropical fish make great art projects! Use paper plates to design, color, and assemble round and oval-shaped fish based on photographs of actual fish found along the Moorea Coral Reef. Kids learn about different fins- including the dorsal, pectoral, median, and pelvic- cutting and pasting them to their fish.
K - 3rd Science
Help learners discover methods to estimate animal population. They will participate in a simulation of catching and tagging fish in order to estimate the fish population. They scoop and count goldfish crackers, record data, and use formulas to determine a whole population based on their sample.
2nd - 5th Math
Sustainable Fishing in the Philippines
Understanding the importance of sustainable fishing practices is fostered through a classroom game. In small groups, the class plays a fishing game where they can see first-hand, the effects of thoughtless fishing practices. After the game, they discuss ways the fishing industry could modify their techniques in order to maintain the current fish populations.
3rd - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Fish Tank Problem (Volume)
This task will give your geometry learners practice solving problems using volume formulas of cylinders and prisms as well as make some fish very happy. The task is to submerge a home for the fish in a tank that is a rectangular prism. The fish home is a cylinder with a hole in the middle in the shape of a right square prism.
8th - 11th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Fish Tank Problem
Thomas needs help with his fish tank! He wants to add a large decoration that will serve as a home for the fish in the tank. The decoration is a right solid cylinder with a hole through the middle in the shape of a right square prism. Thomas wants to make sure that the water in the tank won't overflow when he adds the decoration.
8th - 11th Math CCSS: Designed
Teen Go Fish
Kindergartners play the classic game Go Fish as they practice identifying numbers in the teens. A fun and engaging activity that develops number recognition skills in young learners. As added support, provide cards that include both the written number and a visual representation, allowing children to count the objects to determine the number.
Pre-K - 1st Math CCSS: Designed
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About: Invertebrates
Not everything you want to teach about invertebrates is included in this PowerPoint, but everything you may want to teach about fish is. Details, details, details! After a brief introduction to phylum Chordata, junior icthyologists learn about fish respiration, motility, feeding, and reproduction.
9th - 12th Science
Maritime Shipping on the Great Lakes and the Link to the Lake Erie Water Snake
Eager ecology learners read about characteristics of the Lake Erie water snake and the round goby fish. They find that the goby is an invasive species, introduced to Lake Erie in 1990, and has since had an impact on the water snake population.
7th - 12th Science
Glacier Bay Pacific Halibut
The National Park Service has produced a high-quality presentation on the halibut population of Glacier Bay, Alaska. It takes the viewpoint of the marine biologists or rather, ichthyologists, who have been studying the adaptations, behavior, and life cycle of these mighty fish.
9th - Higher Ed Science
I've said it before, and I'll say it again, you can add art to any lesson! While little learners are discovering why fish have specific body parts such as, scales, fins, and gills, they start making three-dimensional fish forms. Children will use clay and a variety of common household items to sculpt their beautiful fish.
Pre-K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Fish Are Fun
Keeping in mind that each inch of fish should have a gallon of water, math-minded ichthyologists determine the appropriate dimensions and volume for an aquarium. Four different fish species are options for this tank, so your can assign groups a different fish to plan for.
5th - 7th Math CCSS: Designed
Fish Fashion 101
Students explore fish anatomy. In this fish anatomy and adaptation lesson, students define and identify the location of fish body parts. Students add these parts of a fish's anatomy to a life-sized fish costume worn by a student. Instructions for making a fish costume and a detailed teacher script is provided.
K - 2nd Science
Where Oh Where Have All the Fish Gone? Oh Where Oh Where Can They Be?
Students participate in an activity in which plain and peanut M&M's are used to represent a community of fish. They role-play different scenarios that depict fishing practices by eating or discarding certain M&M's.
2nd - 4th Science