Fish in Winter (Stability and Change)

In a simulation game, students play the role of fish attempting to survive a Minnesota winter. Discover how ice and snow cover can affect dissolved oxygen levels in the water, and why oxygen is the most important limiting factor for fish in climates with cold winters. Students revise their behaviors just as fish do, to increase their chance of survival.

Minnesota Science Standards: 3.1.1.2.4, 3.1.3.2.1, 4.2.1.2.2, 5.1.1.1.4, 5.3.4.1.3, 5.4.2.1.1, 5.4.2.1.2, 6.1.3.1.1, 6.2.1.2.1, 7.4.1.1.2, 7.4.2.1.3, 7.4.2.2.2, 7.4.4.1.2, 8.1.3.3.1, 8.1.3.3.3, 8.2.1.2.1, 8.3.4.1.2

Next Generation Science Standards: Crosscutting Concepts: Stability and Change

Fish in Winter – Stability and Change Lesson Plan

 

Credit: Science Institute 2014-2015/MN DNR MinnAqua Program

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