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Improving Math & Science Learning:
Something Fishy

Something Fishy

Lesson 3


Finding Out Where Fish Live

Projected Time Required

Approximately Three Sessions

Objective

  • .
  • Students will learn the general kind of environment fish live in.
Materials 
  • Murals from the last session
  • Glue
  • Construction paper
  • Goldfish by Beverly Randell
  • Overhead projector
  • A computer
  • Kid Pix and Children's Encyclopedia computer software

Procedure
  • The teacher copies information about the living environment of fish onto a transparency and uses the overhead projector to introduce the subject.
  • The teacher also shows articles and pictures from the Children's Encyclopedia relating to the environment fish live in.
  • The students and teacher will read the information together.
  • The class discusses the essential living elements for fish: water and plants.
  • The students make a list of the information on the chart paper for later use.
  • The students add plants, water, and any other information researched to their mural from last session.
  • The students add more details about fish to their Kid Pix drawings and insert text descriptions.

Assessment
  • Students will understand the type of environment fish live in.
  • Students will have more advanced computer skills and be able to create multifaceted pictures using Kid Pix.

Author
Chrissy Koukiotis,
Teacher, PS1M, 
New York City Public Schools

Collaborator
Kathy Huey
Community School District Two Technology Staff Developer

Subjects
reading, social studies, technology

Class periods to complete: 12-14


Beginning Grade Level: 1
Ending Grade 
Level: 2

 

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