By learning about local fish habitat, students are able to understand how survivability of juvenile fish is crucial to not only the survival of their own species but to all species along the food chain which ultimately affects food sources, recreation, cultural traditions, and economy of humans.
Student pairs start the lesson with a kinesthetic activity in which they form a gauntlet of hazards faced by salmon. One to several of the students (or the teacher) plays the salmon trying to get through the gauntlet as it makes its journey from the ocean to its spawning grounds upriver. Back in the classroom, […]
Animals and plants have a great variety of body plans and internal structures that contribute to their being able to make or find food and reproduce. Scientists use technology to help them answer questions about the organisms they can’t readily access. In this activity, students will explore how animals in the deep sea are adapted […]