Students research and report on the ocean's problems of disappearing or diminishing species around the world. students examine ecosystems and food chains and present their findings to a mock panel of science experts.
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Floating Fishes: How do Fishes Control Buoyancy?
Playing with balloons, water, oil, and bottles help put this lesson over the top! Participants use air-filled balloons in water tanks to experience gas compression. They also use oil-filled bottles to experiment with buoyancy. Included...
7th - 12th Science
Ocean and Great Lakes Literacy: Principle 6
Whether you're a salty sea dog or a total land lubber, the lakes and oceans of our world have a tremendous impact upon everyday life. Module six in a seven-part series of lesson plans centered on fresh and saltwater literacy tackles some...
6th - 12th Science
Ecosystem Interdependence: Managing Salmon for Healthy Forests
Examine the impact the fishing industry has on local ecosystems. The hands-on lesson begins with an experiment that tests the effectiveness of fish-based fertilizers. It continues with a computer-based module that simulates sustainable...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
The New England Fishing Industry:Sea Changes in a Community
Explore New England's economic and cultural past and possible issues New Englanders will face in the future. Middle and high schoolers research the fishing industry and the need for regulation. They analyze the topography of New England...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Technology as Change: The Atlantic Canada Fishery
A wonderfully constructed series of lessons on the history of the fishing industry in Canada. They discuss what they already know about the methods and technology used in the fishing industry past and present, create a research report...
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts