Fish Detective

Module 2: Lesson 3

Students will characterize and identify fish to then play a memory game with different fish species. They will then analyze and interpret fish density and abundance data from the REEF (Reef Environmental Education Foundation) database.

Lesson Plan

Essential Questions: How can fish be categorized by their characteristics? What is the six-kingdom system? 

Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Identify species of fish based on observation
  • Develop and defend a model that categorizes fish species based on their characteristics.
  • Evaluate historical models of how fish were classified and where they (and other marine life) fall in the six-kingdom system
  • Analyze and interpret data sets and provide evidence on how resource availability and human activity may affect populations of reef fish such as parrotfish and ecosystems throughout the Caribbean

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