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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.
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.
Students research fish and fish adaptations. They conduct research on two fish, compare/contrast the two fish using a Venn diagram, and create a fish diamante poem.
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.
Students mummify a fish. In this mummification lesson, students follow the steps of mummification to make a fish mummy over the course of five weeks.
Learning to read data tables is an important skill. Use this resource for your third, fourth, or fifth graders. Learners will will study tables of fish collection data to draw conclusions. The data is based on fish environments in the Hudson River estuary. Data tables and worksheets are included.
Focusing on the fish in the Hudson River Estuary, this activity could be used to practice reading, graphing ,and critical-thinking skills. Answering the 6 questions should be interesting for students due to the interesting subject matter.
Information is provided on Gray's Reef, Florida Keys, and Flower Garden Banks marine sanctuaries. Young marine biologists then visit the FishBase and REEF databases to collect fish species information for each location. They then complete a data table comparing the different marine sanctuaries. This a wonderful activity for giving your explorers experience with real databases.
Students observe swimming and resting patterns of aquarium fish to determine how different parts of the habitat are used. Different pairs of students should compare their results after several days to look for daily patterns.
Ever wonder how scientists track fish underwater? Your class can learn how with this informative instructional activity. First, they will read a paragraph about androgynous fish, tagging, and data analysis. Then, your scientists must answer five short-answer questions. What an interesting topic!
Students complete a variety of activities as they examine the ethics of acquiring and distributing fish as a food source. They touch on the ethics involved in genetically modified salmon, as well.
Sixth graders work together to complete an experiment about the quality of freshwater. In groups, they collect fresh water samples from a variety of sources and test the pH levels. After completing a KWL chart, they test the amout of dissolved oxygen in the samples. To end the lesson, they relate this information to the requirements that freshwater fish need to survive.
young scholars explore the important scientific concepts, as well as other important topics surrounding fish morphology, their defense strategies, general fish characteristics, and their ecosystems.
Students classify deep-sea fish, identify at least three characteristics that are essential to deep sea fish and their survival, name at least two constraints that deep-sea fish must deal with on a daily basis, and create their own deep-sea fish based upon what they have learned and observed.
Students investigate how fish adapt to survive in their habitats. They explore the Monterey Bay Aquarium website, discuss ocean habitat and fish photos, and match descriptions of fish with their photos.
Fourth graders investigate the anatomy of a fish. In this adaptations activity, 4th graders look at fresh fish and identify their adaptations and decide where they think the fish may live. Students draw and label the fish and its features.
Students explore the concept of fishing as it relates to oceans and how some fishing practices can damage the health of the marine ecosystems. In this lesson on the impact of fishing, students research the many places in the world where fish stocks are in decline. Students discover how the decline of fish stocks has led to an environmental disaster.
Students discuss various aspects of the importance of fish.  In this fishing lesson, students understand why fish keep us healthier.  Students sort sea animals by their characteristics, play "who am I?", discuss various types of fishing and fishing history. Students complete fishing worksheets.
Students utilize a dichotomous key to identify 8 common Great Lakes fish families based on their characteristics. In small groups students use a diagram to determine the differences between fish and place them into their proper families.
Students identify and explain various fish behaviors through observation. Over several months, they watch one fish in the classroom aquarium and record its behaviors in notebooks. They visit a virtual aquarium Website to find information about their fish.

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