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An O-"fish"-ial Research Project

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Science and Children Volume 46, Number 5, ISSN 0036-8148


In this “O-“fish”-ial” research project, third-grade students use multiple resources to research several fish species, write a research paper and develop a PowerPoint presentation to communicate their findings. In addition, students actually examine these species up close with samples from the local market, and then conclude the project with a celebratory fish-tasting party. Best of all, students not only learn about habitats, ecosystems, and food chains, but also incorporate the science-process skills of observing, classifying, communicating, inferring, predicting, and measuring into this inviting “menu” of learning! (Contains 3 figures, 24 resources and 1 online resource.)


Newman, J., Krustchinsky, R., Vanek, K. & Nguyen, K.T. (2009). An O-"fish"-ial Research Project. Science and Children, 46(5), 40-45. Retrieved April 21, 2019 from .

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