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Lesson Plan

Animals moving in water

Summary: 
Model how fish or other animal's shapes are adaptations for how they move through water, and how they regulate their depth in the water.
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
Biology: Features, Adaptations of Living Things (K, 1, 3, 7)
Procedure: 

Introduce the lesson: the activities model ways that fish and other animals are adapted for moving through water.
Do the two activities, with discussion after each.

Notes: 

For Aboriginal Focus School SRP, this was combined into one lesson with the Fish feeding methods in water activity.
Pacific Heights Elementary had three stations: racing shapes through water and buoyancy (relating to salmon) and water cycle bracelet.

Grades taught: 
Gr K
Gr 2
Gr 3
Gr 4
Gr 5
Teaching Site: 
Fraser Elementary
Pacific Heights Elementary
Xpey' Elementary School (formerly MacDonald Elementary)