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Young scholars examine how salmon find their way to their home stream during migration. In this migration lesson students see some of the different migratory challenges that salmon face and see how humans affect the migration by completing an activity.
Lesson One: Life Cycle of Salmon and Steelhead
Students read a life cycle chart and gather information from the Internet to examine salmon life cycles. The class creates a chart showing habitat requirements at each life stage.
Coho Salmon Enhancement
Pupils build a fish trap across a small stream. The purpose of the trap is to collect baseline data of Oncorhynchus kisutch, Coho salmon, smolt numbers coming out of a spring-fed pond. Other biological data also be measured.
Scarlet Salmon Video Questions
In this Scarlet Salmon worksheet, students watch the video Scarlet Salmon and answer fill in the blank and short answer questions about it. Students complete 41 questions about the video.
Ethical Ways to Acquire and Distribute Fish as a Food Source
Young scholars 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.
The Disappearing Fish
Students examine the theories behind the drastic decline of the wild salmon population and the ecological ramifications of this decline.
Students study the Pacific salmon and see the different challenges they face. For 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.
Students evaluate biology by identifying fish characteristics. In this salmon lesson, 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.
Ice Water: Rivers and Permafrost
Students determine the impact of permafrost to the surrounding ecology. In this thermal erosion lesson, students examine the tributaries, communities and permafrost regions of the Yukon River. They evaluate the impact to the salmon survival rate.
Human Influences on Geography
Fourth graders examine the effects of human activities on the physical environment. In this geography lesson, 4th graders study areas in the West region of the United States. Students watch a video about the depletion of salmon in this area and use graphic organizers to record information. Students write a paper expressing ideas on how to preserve the salmon population.
Life Cycle of the Pacific Salmon
Students illustrate the five life-cycle forms of Pacific salmon by creating picture blocks or cartoon strips of the process. They determine the number of states in the US, the Pacific salmon swim through.
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.
Aquaculture: Down on the Salmon Farm
Students examine the changing practices of aquaculture. They discuss the short term and long term consequences stemming from fish farming.
Aquaculture: Down on the Salmon Farm
High schoolers examine the problems of the continued development of aquaculture. They also brainstorm ideas that people in this field would need to be successful.
Pacific Salmon and Mountain Pine Beetle
Learners compare fish anatomy. In this teacher demonstrated dissection lesson, students compare fish anatomy to that of humans. They explore different fish and their unique properties. There are 4 distinct activities which can be completed or isolated along as required
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.
Share the Water
Students learn the habitat requirements for steelhead/salmon and how diversion of water from their habitat for human use is impacting their populations.
Fisheries: Wild Versus Farmed
Middle and high schoolers are introduced to the aquaculture of British Columbia. As a class, they identify the issue of wild salmon and aquaculture. Using the Internet, they research information on a topic related to aquaculture and evaluate the website's credibility. They decide on a position by considering arguments raised by various perspectives and translate their ideas into a paper.
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.
Expression: Masks - Activity 1
Students create art plans for an "installation" after viewing a video of Native American mask making that centers around the Salmon rack idea. Emphasis is placed on collaborative work in this introductory lesson.