By Sandy Cunningham, NY TIC teacher
PART 1: Scientific Observations
Observe the trout as a scientist would. Think about or take notes on the following
Count the fish. How many are there?
Observe the variations in size. What is the length of the largest fish? the smallest? the
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 2: A Cartoonist’s Impressions
Observe the trout as a artist or cartoonist would. Choose 4-5 fish you enjoy watching and
take notes in the chart below:
|Fish #||Physical Description||Personality or Beahvior||What would you name the fish?||Reason for the name|