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Students explore fish anatomy. For this fish anatomy and adaptation lesson, students define and identify the location of fish body parts. Students add these parts of a fish's anatomy to a life-sized fish costume worn by a student. Instructions for making a fish costume and a detailed teacher script is provided.
Students explore sea life. In this cross curriculum fine arts, science, and P.E. "dolphins" lesson, students sing songs and play games about dolphins, perform water experiments, create mosaics, and use their five senses to explore sand and water play tables. Many project ideas are included.
Third graders examine brine shrimp through "A Sea Monkey's Life" story. They study the living environments and life cycle of brine shrimp. They look at brine shrimp and cysts through a microscope, identifying new vocabulary that was introduced in the story, then draw and label parts of a brine shrimp.
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!
Students listen to Rooster's Night Out and answer comprehension questions. In this Rooster's Night Out lesson, students access prior information and discuss new information on birds. Students draw the characters from the book and participate in cooking and phonics activities related to the book.
The need for a respiratory system in humans versus being reliant on gas exchange structures is demonstrated. There are many details about the advantages and disadvantages of each mechanism. Students are able to learn about the hemoglobin (haemoglobin) and oxygen dissociation curve.
Explore structures within the realm of gas exchange in terrestrial and aquatic life. The excellent, labelled diagrams and clear descriptions help your students view the different structures and adaptations that have developed. The 29 slides explain diffusion of gases, and students should be able to take useful notes to summarize these facts and processes even further.
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.
Teach your class the basic format of a friendly letter. Pupils learn about the heading, greeting, body, closing, and signature. There is a brief quiz at the end to check for understanding. The links for this section work correctly and say whether a response is correct or incorrect.