Part One: Scientist’s Observations #
Students: Observe the trout as a scientist would. Think about or take notes on the following questions:
- Count the fish. How many are there?
- Observe the variations in size. What is the length of the largest fish? the smallest? the typical?
- Describe the trout’s color patterns. Are the trout all the same color?
- Observe how the trout move in the tank. Pick a fish and follow it with your eyes. Does it hide in one place, swim in a specific area, or swim around the whole tank? Pick another fish and repeat the process.
- What do the fish do when you put your hand on the side of the glass or above the tank? (Do NOT rap or tap on the glass. Do NOT put your hand in the water.)
- What do the fish do when we feed them? (I will feed them in each class so you can see.)
Part Two: Cartoonist’s Observations #
Students: Observe the trout as a cartoonist or artist would. Choose 4-5 fish you enjoy watching and take notes in the chart below.
|Fish #||Physical Description||Personality||What would you name fish?||Reason for that name?|