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Do fish in the ocean have favorite places?

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Fish Migration

Fish Migration


Sometimes it's easy to forget what's under the waves as you look at the ocean. Have you ever wondered what you might see if the water was clear like glass?   Do fish have a favorite place to hang out? Let's find out...

If you have a Cool Classroom student account, throughout the unit you will be able to save your answers to your journal.

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Graphing and interpreting graphs is the basis of this online inquiry unit. There is cross content integration of concepts and skills including non-fiction reading, interpreting visual data, journal writing, and use of technology.   Through this mini-unit students learn about ocean technology tools, how scientists represent tracking data, Striped Bass habitat, food chain, and migration.

If you have a Cool Classroom user account, you will be able to view valuable teacher tips on every page.

To learn more about how to incorporate this unit in your classroom, check out the Unit Plan.

Unit Plan

Fish Migration Developers

Project Directors: Janice McDonnell
Project Managers: Carrie Ferraro and Kristin Hunter-Thomson
Writers: Laura Dunbar, Carrie Ferraro, Kristin Hunter-Thomson, and Devon Orozo
Flash Interactives: Igor Heifertz and Brian Yan
Interface Design: Bean Creative
Site Architecture/Coding: Sage Lichtenwalner
Science Advisers: Thomas Grothues

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