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Salmon vs. Dams: The Dam Removal Debate on the Elwha River
Students use roll playing to discuss the merits of tearing down these dams so that the Elwha River can run free. The activity is presented in the form of a council meeting to encourage students to try to build consensus in finding solutions.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Salmon Scavenger Hunt
Students 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
Salmon Ups and Downs
Students explore ecosystems. In this population growth lesson plan, students develop hypotheses about the reasons for fluctuation in population growth for salmon. They use specific website (outlined in this lesson plan) to research this topic.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Learners 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
Students evaluate biology by identifying fish characteristics. In this salmon lesson plan, students attend a field trip to a body of water and examine live fish while writing down observations. Students answer study questions based on salmon and complete biological worksheets.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Between a Rock and A Hard Place
Students identify what information they would need to make a decision about the breaching of a dam in order to save wild salmon. They evaluate the scenario in depth focusing on the economic impact on the community, and the salmon.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 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
Salmon Homing Instincts
Students role-play salmon returning to original streams using their sense of smell like the salmon do. They smell cinnamon, vanilla and peppermint on cards and follow that scent to locations in the classroom that represent their original stream.
4th - 8th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads