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Fishy Deep-sea Designs!

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Oceans represent more than 80 percent of all habitats, yet we know less about them than most other habitats on the planet. The instructor introduces the epipelagic, mesopelagic, bathypelagic, twilight, and midnight zones in the ocean. Then scholars each select one type of fish to research its habitat and adaptations that allow it to thrive.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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  • Set up clear guidelines about how scholars are expected to cite their resources before starting the research assignment
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson only lasts two hours, but you will need to allow time for student research outside of class
  • Lesson lists the videos as optional, but they should be used if at all possible as they are high quality and support the content
  • Provides cross-curricular connections to art, math, language arts, and science
  • Includes extension ideas
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