Mystery of El Niño
Age 11, group
45 minutes planning & preparing
20 minutes, presentation
20 minutes, question and answers
Explain El Niño and how it affects the seafood industry.
Begin the investigation based on the assignment drawn.
The questions that should be answered during the investigation include:
Report findings back to the group.
El Niño Investigative Assignments
Investigator Lobster and Cucumber
Locate a fisherman or fisherwoman to interview or to speak to the group about El Niño.
The interview or presentation could be conducted by phone if necessary.
Each group member should write two questions for the interview.
Report to the large group the Lobster and Cucumber team's findings.
Investigator Rockfish and Swordfish
Locate a meteorologist to interview about El Niño.
Develop five questions about El Niño and similar currents of the past.
Report to the large group the Rockfish and Swordfish team's findings.
Investigator Squid and Prawn
Go to the library and write a scientific brief on El Niño by checking a variety of references, including the encyclopedia. If an encyclopedia is available on a CD-ROM, it is a fun way to explore.
Share the brief with the group.