Education Technology

Which Fish?

Published on 11/09/2012

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students learn about basic fish biology and will identify a variety of fish species.

Objectives

  • Students will learn some basics of fish anatomy, including features that can help in fish identification.
  • Students will use a simulation to help identify 9 different species of fish based on these characteristics.

Vocabulary

  • ichthyology
  • air bladder
  • dorsal fin
  • pelvic fin
  • caudal fin
  • gills
  • buoyancy
  • pectoral fin
  • anal fin

About the Lesson

In this lesson students learn about basic fish biology, and they will identify a variety of fish species.
Students will:

  • Identify and describe the function of organs that are unique to fish.
  • Use the fins and pattern of the scales of fish to identify nine different species of fish.