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Students recognize that for a trout habitat to be ideal, several components must be present.  In this trout lesson, students explore what makes a healthy stream.  Students create paintings for a mural of a trout habitat. Students uncover the animals in a stream and discuss camouflage.
Students watch trout eggs become adult fish in a classroom aquarium.  In this trout instructional activity, students journal their experiences using writing prompts to express what they are feeling about this project.  At the end of the school year, students review their journals and share an entry with the class. 
Students become familiar with the vocabulary of trout streams and what makes them healthy.  In this Trout Stream lesson, students design a backdrop for a trout aquarium. Students research through books and film to gather information to decorate their backdrop.
Students develop an understanding about what will happen to trout after they are released into the trout stream. In this trout life instructional activity, students discuss how it feels to release the trout they have cared for. Students also sing a song about what the trout's life will be like.
Students paint a trout based on the pictures of trout coloration and markings they see in pictures. For this trout lesson plan, students understand that the markings on a trout are native to their habitats and create camouflage.
Students sing a song about the trout life cycle. In this trout life cycle lesson plan, students learn trout vocabulary and make motions while singing this song.
Students research trout and salmon and create a report. In this trout and salmon lesson plan, students research where trout live in the United States, fill out a graphic organizer, and create a report on their findings.
Young scholars investigate the life cycles of fish as they observe a trout's life in class.  In this fish life lesson, students create a proper habitat in a fish tank for the trout eggs to spawn and thrive for several weeks.  Young scholars record their observations and practice using fish related vocabulary before releasing the trout back into the wild.
Young scholars have trout in their classroom and complete journaling, checklists, temperature checking, and ammonia level recording. In this trout lesson plan, take weekly observation records of their trout.
Students raise trout. In this trout lesson, students prepare a classroom aquarium for trout eggs, maintain the aquarium and care for hatched trout, release trout to a river, and create a trout paperweight as a memento.
Students analyze a changing fish population through the use of graphs, equations, and tables. They investigate a trout pond population, and create a spreadsheet.
Young scholars investigate the lives of Trout.  In this ecosystem lesson, students discover the water systems of New York City and how it allows specific animals to thrive.  Young scholars create a model trout tank and observe the conditions.
Learners investigate the important components for a healthy trout habitat. In this fish habitat lesson, students discuss how the aquarium will simulate a trout's environment in nature. Learners complete a trout information sheet to set the aquarium up similar to the trout habitat.
Students explore the external anatomy of a fish. In this anatomy and adaptations lesson, students look at an image of a trout and identify its various external features including fins, eyes, spots, parr marks and lateral line. Students discuss these adaptations and why they are useful. Students use a trout shaped cookie and decorating supplies to display the various adaptations.
Investigate the parts of a healthy stream to build content-specific vocabulary and ecological awareness. The class builds vocabulary and determines why clean water is important for trout. They design a shoe box to show what a clean stream should look like.
Students read information about trout habitat preservation and visit the various links to learn a fish species and its current habitat range. In this habitat conservation lesson, students read passages about use the Trout Unlimited Conservation Success Index to learn about fish habitat conservation efforts. Students visit various species links to learn about coldwater fish habitat ranges.
Fourth graders identify a particular Utah fish and then create a poster that shares what they learned in the lesson. They discover that the history of fish populations in Utah has changed over time. Today popular kinds of fish are trout, carp and catfish. Finally, 4th graders use science process and thinking skills to communicate effectively using science language and reasoning.
Students investigate the pollution-tolerance of species of macroinvertebrates. In this water pollution tolerance instructional activity, students test water to judge the health of the stream. Students play memory and matching games to help comprehend the concept of pollution tolerance.
In this animal science worksheet, students complete a T-chart by filling in information about the Non-native Trout and the Pacific Tree Frog. Students can use this information for class discussions.
Students write books about trout, completing one page per life stage.

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