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Learning Exercise: Feed The Fish

Title:
Feed The Fish
Material:
Description:
This assignment will appeal to the naturalistic multiple intelligence learner.
Course: Biology/zoology

Info

Submitted by:
Terence Hall
Date Last Modified:
December 16, 2002

Exercise

Categories

Audience

  • College General Ed
  • High School
  • Middle School

Topics

Biodiversity

Requirements

Knowledge of aquarium management on a small scale is required.

Learning Objectives

The student will be able to appreciate how different species of fish contribute to biodiversity.

Type of Task

  • Team

Technical Notes

Find published studies on the diet compostion of three different species of fish native to South Dakota:
a) One mainly herbivore
b) One omnivore
c) One typical carnivore
Process: The in-class assignment will be to divide the students into three groups. Each group will have an aquarium with fish included within one of the three categories of diet composition. The flora included in the aquarium and diet of the fish will be based on the research that the students have completed. Students will take notes on their observations of the aquariums. Each student will write a report of his/her observations, and include the sources of his/her research in the form of a bibliography. Each group will make a presentation of their aquarium in form of a poster to the class.