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Third graders explore the life cycle of a salmon. In this salmon life cycle lesson, 3rd graders make a KWL Chart and list the five different types of salmon found in Alaska. They label a diagram of the salmon life cycle and use a Venn Diagram to compare salmon eggs to chicken eggs. They participate in extension art and game activities.
Students explore ecosystems. In this population growth lesson, students develop hypotheses about the reasons for fluctuation in population growth for salmon. They use specific website (outlined in this lesson) to research this topic. This lesson includes adaptations and step by step instructions for finding information on the internet.
Students research the importance of salmon to the Northwest Coastal Indians. In this salmon and Native American history lesson, students read and research books about the Northwest Coast Indians. Students read origin stories about salmon and then make the story into a play to perform. Students color a Red Snapper worksheet.
Students inquire about biology by identifying the life stages of a fish. In this salmon lesson, students research the Internet and library to identify the path a salmon takes to spawn. Students complete a KWL worksheet and create a poster presentation on their salmon research.