Fish and Ladders: Grades 9-12

This Fish and Ladders: Grades 9-12 lesson plan also includes:

Swim with the big fish. Using a similar simulation as Fish and Ladders: Grade 5-8, pupils model the migration of Chinook salmon. A large group of the learners play the role of fish, while others are fishers, predators, and hazards. Scholars reflect on their experiences and keep track of them in science notebooks.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Extend the activity by researching what is being done to help strengthen the population of Chinook salmon
  • Research other migratory species and the hazards they encounter along their paths
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a large area to run the simulation
Pros
  • Includes a diagram showing how to set up the simulation
  • Contains background information for the teacher
Cons
  • Provided Internet links do not work