School of Fish

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In this activity, learners will make fish cutouts that propel through the water with the help of surface tension. They will explore the terms "school of fish" and "shoal of fish." Activity includes written instructions and an accompanying video.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 11

Resource Type:


Materials List (per student)

  • Craft foam or cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Baking pan (9
  • Water
  • Dish Soap


  • Life Sciences
    • Ecology
  • Physical Sciences
    • Motion and Forces


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