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Design a Fish


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Design a Fish

In this activity (page 2 of PDF), learners will study the adaptations different fish species have developed to survive in their habitats. Using basic craft supplies, learners will construct a 3D fish exhibiting these traits, or even design their own fish and detail how it has adapted to another world, then present their fish to the class. Relates to the linked video, DragonflyTV GPS: Alligator Habitat.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan, Model

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • colored paper
  • markers/crayons
  • scissors
  • glue
  • a stapler
  • assorted craft supplies
  • pictures of fish

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
    • Ecology
      • Ecosystems
    • Evolution
      • Mechanisms of Evolution
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Formulating Explanations
  • The Nature of Technology
    • The Design Process
      • Invention and Innovation

Informal Categories


  • Animals
  • Arts and Crafts

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Source Collection:

  • DragonflyTV

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Twin Cities Public Television, Inc., ©2007

Funding Source:

  • National Science Foundation, 610429

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