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Trout Are Made of Trees Crayon Mural
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.
Trout in the Classroom
Students watch trout eggs become adult fish in a classroom aquarium. In this trout lesson, 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.
A Trout's Habitat
Students become familiar with the vocabulary of trout streams and what makes them healthy. In this Trout Stream lesson plan, students design a backdrop for a trout aquarium. Students research through books and film to gather information to decorate their backdrop.
Bye-Bye Trout Song
Students develop an understanding about what will happen to trout after they are released into the trout stream. In this trout life lesson plan, 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 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.
Young scholars paint a trout based on the pictures of trout coloration and markings they see in pictures. In this trout lesson plan, students understand that the markings on a trout are native to their habitats and create camouflage.
Once I Was a Baby Trout
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.
Trout across America
Learners 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.
Raising Trout in the Classroom
Pupils 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.
Zero The Hero, Trout The Lout
Students use a graphic organizer create a character sketch of Trout Walker from the novel Holes. Using the provided worksheet, students fill in the important character traits of Trout. Worksheet and answer key are provided with the lesson plan.
Trout in the Classroom
Students 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. Students create a model trout tank and observe the conditions.
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.
Trout Pond Exploration
In this geometry worksheet, students solve problems using percents and ratios. They make conjecture as they investigate the population of trout in a pond. There are 4 questions.
The Loud Trout Shouts!
Learners practice the strategies of phonemes and digraphs dealing with the correspondence "ou"=/ow/ in both spoken and written words. They listen as the book The Napping House by Audrey Wood is read to them and then they interact with Elkonin letter boxes.
Trout in the Classroom
Learners investigate the pollution-tolerance of species of macroinvertebrates. In this water pollution tolerance lesson, students test water to judge the health of the stream. Learners play memory and matching games to help comprehend the concept of pollution tolerance.
T-Chart on Pacific Tree Frog and Non-native Trout
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.
What Trout Need
Students 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. Students complete a trout information sheet to set the aquarium up similar to the trout habitat.
Zero the Hero, Trout the Lout
Students read Holes, by Louis Sachar. For this character focused lesson, students use a chart to fill out the character traits of a person in the book and come up with proof of those traits. They complete one chart on a character as a class and then work independently on different characters from the book. This lesson includes the chart worksheet for this activity.