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Seastyle

Age 9, Group or Independent

45 minutes, indoors or outdoors

Objective

  • Examine the anatomy and lifestyle of fish.

Materials

  • California's Golden Seas booklet (see appendix)
  • Fishstyle sheet
  • How do fish sheet
  • pencils or chalkboard and chalk
  • poster or transparency and crayons

Get set

  • Duplicate and distribute Fishstyle and How do fish pages OR
  • superimpose the information on a chalkboard, poster or transparency for group discussion.

Go catch

  • Review California's Golden Seas booklet.
  • Discuss the lifestyle and habitats of fish with those of mammals.
    • How do they breathe?
    • How do they sleep?
    • How do you determine a fish's age?
    • What do they eat?
    • How far do they travel?
    • Why is this information important to fishermen and fisherwomen?
  • Review what variables affect the lifestyle and habitat of fish.

Sailing

  • Take a trip to an aquarium to study finfish and shellfish.
  • Compare the different species.
  • Are there flatfish and roundfish?
  • Do all shellfish have external shells?

California Seafood Council, PO Box 91540,		Santa Barbara, CA 93190 +1-805-569-8050