two children dressed as different types of fish

Fish Structure and Function

Topics: Fish NGSS Scientific Process Structure and Function

Skills: Modeling Observation

Grade Levels: Grades 3-5 Grades 6-8

Resource Types: Kits

Settings: Indoors

Fish exist in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors. Unique characteristics called adaptations help them survive in their watery environments. In Part 1, two student volunteers “dress” in the unique features of predator and prey fish. In Part 2, the class decides what a local lake or river environment might be like in the year 4000. Each student then designs a fish with adaptations suited to this habitat of the future.

Minnesota Science Standards:,,,

Next Generation Science Standards: Crosscutting Concepts: Structure and Function

Examining Fish Structure and Function Lesson Plan

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

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