Fourth and fifth graders will create their models of their new species of fish from the materials they have brought from home. Then, we will have a "Conferernce of Ichtyologists" who will present their newly discovered species to their classmates in oral presentations.
We will also determine the meaning of the phrase "man eating shark," and find out just how dangerous a pairing of man with a shark can be - and which of the two is really the most dangerous to the other! We will also study the three basic symbiotic relationships in nature and determine some animals that live in these relationships.
HOME EXTENSION: Students need to bring in at least 3 resources about their shark. At least One resource MUST be a book.
Please send in a flash drive/jumpdrive labeled with your student's name. In the very near future, he/she will be working on a Power Point presentation (4th) or computer movie program (5th) about a selected shark. While this will be an in-class project, the memory allocated on our system for students will not support the detailed work done by our students using these programs.