ERIC Number: ED241260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Do You Know Our Marine Fish? A Marine Education Infusion Unit.
Butzow, John W.; Kane, Philip
Designed to provide teaching materials for middle school and junior high school teachers in northern New England, this marine education unit presents teacher-tested ideas and activities for use in the classroom and in field trips to the ocean. Each unit includes ideas and activities drawn from a variety of content areas so teachers of many different subjects can make use of them. Although specific objectives are given for each activity, the unit has two general objectives: (1) to help students develop improved knowledge about marine fish, and (2) to develop increased awareness of the beauty and complex interrelatedness of marine fish. Students learn about these complex interrelationships by studying fish shapes, classes of fish, sharks, bony fish, fish feeding, commercial fishing, recreational fishing, deep sea fishing, fish aging, and growth. The bulk of the unit consists of student materials and activities including arts and crafts, creative writing, fish in literature, a lesson on cleaning and preparing fish, visual aids, games, fish observation, dissection instructions and diagrams, identification keys, tables, and checklists. Teacher resources include recipes, organizational resources, a directory of fish packers, and an annotated bibliography of books and films. (LH)
Descriptors: Dissection, Ecology, Educational Games, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Ichthyology, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Marine Biology, Marine Education, Middle Schools, Oceanography, Outdoor Education, Puzzles, Science Education, Units of Study, Word Lists
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC), Rockville, MD. National Sea Grant Program.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Orono. Coll. of Education.