Lesson Plans for Grades 6-8
Students will get a hands-on experience to assist in understanding the internal organs and system functions of a local fish species; for students to understand the external body parts of fish; and to discuss both internal and external features in relation to the human anatomy.
Food Web and Bioaccumulation
Students will be introduced to some of the animals that live in an aquatic environment. The dynamics of food chains and food webs, and the roles organisms play as consumers, producers, and decomposers in the food pyramid will be introduced. Students will participate in an activity to learn how aquatic organisms and humans play a role in the aquatic food web as consumers.
- Food Web and Bioaccumulation Lesson Plan (HTML)
- Food Web and Bioaccumulation Lesson Plan complete with handouts (PDF) (315KB)
Form and Function Grades 6-8
Students will be introduced to a few freshwater or saltwater fish species of New York State. They will learn a variety of fish body parts and their functions; and that fish, as well as other animals, can adapt or change over time to better survive in their environment.
- Form and Function Grades 6-8 Lesson Plan (HTML)
- Form and Function Grades 6-8 Lesson Plan complete with handouts (PDF) (7.3MB)