It's a Roughy Life

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Scientists recently discovered several previously unknown species at the Bear Seamount off the coast of New England. Scholars research these new species — benthopelagic, benthic, and seamount fish — and find out what makes them unique. Through discussion, they make inferences about the survival strategies and present their findings.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Show photographs of both deep-sea fish and shallow-water fish to stress their different adaptations 
  • Look up the nutritional value for various fish, both shallow and deep water, and discuss what makes the orange roughy unique
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes prior knowledge of anaerobic and aerobic metabolism
Pros

  • Includes cross-curricular connections to language arts, life science, and chemistry
  • Offers extension ideas for connecting the material to students' lives
Cons

  • None
Common Core