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Students investigate the anatomy of fish by observing a painting and listening to a fish story. For this oceanography lesson, students examine the themes of the painting Still Life with Fish by William Merritt Chase, and the story The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. Students create a colorful fish collage with their classmates.
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.
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.
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.
Reading Joanna Cole's The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor? Jump into the adventure with Ms. Frizzle using this reading activity guide. Learners begin by examining the globe, comparing the area covered by land and ocean. They are guided through this process with mathematical and visual analysis. Next, students complete a lab, examining a real fish and recording their observations. They compare the fish's swimming with that of a human. More ocean-related activities follow!
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!