Download This Full Lesson: Investigation Salmon & Trout
Lesson Description: After reading Aquaculture for ME, students will work in small groups and research either salmon or trout with regard to their natural habitat and their life cycle. Groups will analyze the differences and similarities between the two species and create a model of the life cycle of either salmon or trout. Students will discuss the differences between the natural and aquaculture environments and how “finfish farmers” cope with problems of a changing environment. Students will also present information in picture and bar graphs and solve word problems.
The student will:
- Identify successful group behaviors and work together in groups
- Research either trout or salmon, collecting necessary information
- Present findings to class
- Analyze similarities and differences between the two species of fish
- Analyze similarities and differences between natural and aquaculture environments
- Create a model of either salmon or trout life cycles.
- Graph information and solve word problems.
|Common Core Math:||3.MD.B.3
Draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories. Solve one- and two-step “how many more” and “how many less” problems using information presented in scaled bar graphs.
Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.3-LS4-4
Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.
||Career & Educational Development 3-5
Students identify and demonstrate behaviors that reflect positive interpersonal skills and lead to success in school or community.
a. Getting along with others
c. Working as a member of a team
d. Managing conflict
e. Accepting/giving/using constructive feedback.