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Impact of Climate Change on Chinook Salmon
If your kids already know something about the water cycle, life cycle of salmon, and climate change, then they're ready to participate in an activity that explores Chinook salmon of the Pacific Northwest. They read an article and a case study, then discuss the potential or actual impact of climate change on the Chinook salmon.
5th - 8th Science 241 Views 103 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Northwest Coast Indians: Spring and Summer Salmon
Here is a fabulous lesson about the cultures of the Northwest Indians. Through an exploration of a story about the Salmon People, learners study the practice of harvesting salmon and the cultural importance of salmon to the Northwest Coast indians.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 18 Views 54 Downloads
Salmon in the Classroom
Students list the salmon life cycle stages in order. They draw a stream with the vegetation, animals, and water quality parameters that are necessary for salmon survival. Students explain the connection between animal morphology and their habitats.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
the Journey of the Pacific Salmon in the Open Ocean and Fishing
Third graders discuss salmon and their life cycle. For this salmon life cycle lesson, 3rd graders recognize the difficulties researching the life cycle of salmon as they migrate. Students conduct an experiment and create a game.
3rd Science 3 Views 19 Downloads
Salmon Homing Instincts
Students study the conditions of salmon imprinting as the fish returns to spawn in its native waters. Scented cards are used to mimic the imprinting process as the student fishes search for and identify obstacles to reaching their native streams.
4th - 8th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Mapping Our Community: Salmon and Steelhead Species
Sixth graders create a map to depict the relationship between human actions and salmon populations. They work in teams to research, design and produce a community map that show how industry and development affect salmon habitats.
6th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Work on author's purpose with this lesson, which focuses on sequence of events and audience as well. Middle and high schoolers describe the 50 State Quarters Program for background information. After discussing the images on the coins, they are told that they represent important symbols of the state of Washington.
8th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 15 Downloads
Salmon Scavenger Hunt
Young scholars go on a salmon scavenger hunt to find out about threats to salmon populations. They gather information about some of the reasons wild salmon have gone from such incredible abundance to relative scarcity, and about some of the things people are doing to help salmon recover.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Salmon Vs. Dams: the Dam Removal Debate on the Elwha River
Students role-play a meeting of the Elwha River council in which they present opposing views to council members on hydroelectric power and salmon fisheries resources. They brainstorm possible conflicts between various people in land-use issues then watch a video on land use in the Sipsey Wilderness area and read about the Elwha river to compile their presentations.
10th - 12th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Students will learn about this phenomenon, including the salmon migration route and the fact that salmon are able to return to the streams where they were born after spending years swimming in the ocean. They will see photographs of salmon at different stages of their lives, and illustrate maps with salmon pictures.
K - 2nd Science 6 Views 17 Downloads
The Salmon Stream and Vegetation
Students explore the ecosystem and food chain by researching Pacific Salmon. In this fish habitat instructional activity, students discover the life cycle for salmon, where they spawn and what they eat to survive the harsh elements. Students participate in a salmon board game activity utilizing question cards, magnets and dice.
2nd - 5th Science 3 Views 19 Downloads
Salmon and the Non-Native Species
Students investigate the affect of non-native species on Pacific Salmon. In this non-native species and Pacific Salmon lesson, students participate in a competition and habitat loss game. They play the game in groups, while answering questions on an associated worksheet and participating in a class discussion.
2nd - 5th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
The Journey of the Pacific Salmon
Students examine the journey of the Pacific salmon. In this salmon species lesson, students review the stages of the salmon life cycle and conduct an experiment to determine how the water and habitat changes during each stage.
2nd - 4th Science 10 Views 35 Downloads
Journey of the Pacific Salmon
Students explore oceanography by researching migrating fish. In this Pacific Salmon lesson plan, students participate in a board game activity in which they move a salmon through their annual journey to the spawning habitat upstream. Students complete a stream micro-habitat worksheet in class after researching the salmon migration further.
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 10 Downloads
Life Cycle of Salmon
After eight years of roaming in the ocean, salmon go back to the freshwater stream of their birth place to lay their own eggs. They jump, swim, and dive through obstacles to travel upstream. The salmon stop eating, lay their eggs, and then die from hunger.
3 mins 4th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Young scholars study the Pacific salmon and see the different challenges they face. In this environment lesson students complete several activities that show how humans have affected the salmon environment. These activities have varying levels of detail and can be spread over more lessons if required.
1st - 7th Science 3 Views 18 Downloads