Fish Identification

Using a dichotomous key, pupils identify characteristics of fish who live in the Great Lakes and explain how these features help them survive. In small groups, class members discover what features scientists consider important and informative when classifying organisms. As young ichthyologists—fish scientists—students explore how special characteristics can increase or decrease in an organism's population over time.

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Resource Details

Grade
4th - 8th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Language
English
Duration
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Usage Permissions
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