Saturday, December 17, 2016

Fourth Grade Trout Raisers Study Fish Anatomy

Fish caught as food for bodies, become food for brains as students examine exterior of fish.  They compare their fish to the diagram of a trout.  Can they find the tell tale adipose fin?  Do they have a trout?*

Students are amazed by the mechanics of the fishes' mouths.

Trying to figure out how a fish a protruding upper "lip" feeds.

A trout

One or two children decided not to stay to look at the  once living fish.  I admit I had reservations about buying a, let's be frank, a dead trout.*  But the majority of students were able to respectfully handle and examine the fish.

All students got a chance to virtually "dissect" a fish:

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