Fish Fact FunLast changed: 05/30/2019 8:31am
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|Grade Level Program||Access|
|or 1 hr|
|In-School Workshop||Available for an entire grade level to experience together or for individual classes to experience separately|
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|display graphics, guitar, CD for teacher|
Auditorium; Screen, electricity.
Auditorium: 1/2 hr. set up time.
I can identify sea creatures from descriptive clues.
I can imitate the sound of a Beluga whale.
I can compare diets of various sea creatures.
|Original songs help educate about underwater life. Verbal explanations are also a method of communicating facts about the appearance and behavior of fish, and how they relate to their environment. Students will retain information about fish due to the entertainment factor of the presentation. Catchy tunes, rhymes and humor will help material be memorable, as will the children’s experience of singing portions of songs. Original cartoon style artwork accompanies songs. The song “Fish Fact Collection” addresses adaptation; “Octopuses change to white when they get a fright, or change to orange when they excite”. The song “Funny Fish” gets kids excited about the topic, and emphasized the wide variety of appearance of fish. When kids sing along, they are asked to sing with proper rhythm and pitch.Presenter will alternate songs and spoken explanations. Students will listen, respond to questions, and sing when re- quested. Class teacher will observe, and consider how material may be referenced in future. A copy of Bill’s CD will be left with teacher.|
Video sample at youtube channel of Bill Dougal.
Bill Dougal received a Regional Initiative grant in 2016 to do 12 presentations of this material.
|One or more adults could help monitor student behavior.|
|Grade 1: 1.Structure, Function, and Information Processing :-1-LS3-1. Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents. : LS3.B: Variation of Traits - Individuals of the same kind of plant or animal are recognizable as similar but can also vary in many ways. (1-LS3-1)|
|Grade 1: 1.Structure, Function, and Information Processing :-1-LS1-1. Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.: LS1.A: Structure and Function - All organisms have external parts. Different animals use their body parts in different ways to see, hear, grasp objects, protect themselves, move from place to place, and seek, find, and take in food, water and air. Plants also have different parts (roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits) that help them survive and grow. (1-LS1-1)|
|Grade 1: Music: Performing: Anchor Standard 6: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work. A. With limited guidance, perform music for a specific purpose with expression.|
|Grade 2: 2.Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems: 2-LS4-1. Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the diversity of living things in each of a variety of different habitats.] LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans. There are many different kinds of living things in any area, and they exist in different places on land and in water. (2-LS4-1)|
|Grade 2: 2. Earth’s Systems: Processes that Shape the Earth 2-ESS2-3.Obtain information to identify where water is found on Earth and that it can be solid or liquid. : ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes. Water is found in the ocean, rivers, lakes, and ponds. Water exists as solid ice and in liquid form. (2-ESS2-3)|
|Grade 1: Music: Performing; Anchor Standard 6: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work. A. Perform music for a specific purpose with expression and technical accuracy|
|Grade 3: 3.Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems.: Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all. : LS4.C: Adaptation- For any particular environment, some kinds of organisms survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all. (3-LS4-3)|
|Grade 3: 3.Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems.: 3-LS2-1.Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.: LS2.D: Social Interactions and Group Behavior :Being part of a group helps animals obtain food, defend themselves, and cope with changes. Groups may serve different functions and vary dramatically in size.|
|Grade 3: 6: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work. A. Perform music with expression and technical accuracy.|