It’s a Trout’s Life

Theme:Water Protection
Location:Waterfront
Map #:6
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Purpose

This fun interactive life sized game will familiarize students with different developmental stages of rainbow trout and the associated habitats.  they will also come to understand some of the challenges these fish face as they grow and the difficulties which the must endure as adults.

Key Messages

  • Fish undergo various stages of development and use a diversity of habitats throughout their life cycle to overcome specific survival challenges
  • Fish are complex species that have specific habitat requirements at various stages of their development
  • Understanding of why all habitats have limits to the number of plants and animals they can support

Ontario Curriculum Connections

Science and Technology:
  • Understanding Life Systems, Grade 4 (Habitats and Communities)
    • analyze the positive and negative impacts of human interactions with natural habitat and communities, taking different perspectives into account, and evaluate ways of minimizing the negative impacts
    • identify factors that affect the ability of plants and animals to survive in a specific habitat
    • demonstrate an understanding of habitats as areas that provide plants and animals with the necessities of life
    • demonstrate an understanding of a community as a group of interacting species sharing a common habitat
    • describe structural adaptions that allow plants and animals to survive in specific habitats
  • Understanding Life Systems, Grade 6 (Biodiversity)
    • describe ways in which biodiversity within and among communities is important for maintaining the resilience of these communities
    • describe interrelationship within species, between species and between species and their environment, and explain how these interrelationships sustain biodivesity
    • describe ways in which biodiversity within and among communities is important for maintaining the resilience of these communities
    • explain how invasive species (e.g. zebra mussel, Asian longhorned beetle, purple loosestrife) reduce biodiversity in local environments
Health and Physical Education:
  • Living Skills, Grade 4 (Movement Competence: Skills, Concepts and Strategies)
    • perform different combinations of locomotor movements with and without equipment, alone and with others, moving at different speeds and levels, using different pathways, and going in different diretions
    • retain objects of various shapes and sizes in different ways, using different body parts, with and without equipment, while moving around others and equipment
  • Living Skills, Grade 5, (Movement Competence: Skills, Concepts and Strategies)
    • explore different combinations of locomotor movements with and without equipment, alone and with others, moving at different speeds and levels, and using different pathways
    • send and receive objects using different body parts and equipment, adjusting for speed, while applying basic principles of movement
  • Living Skills, Grade 6 (Movement Competence: Skills, Concepts and Strategies)
    • perform a wide variety of locomotor movements, in combination, at different speeds, in different directions, and using different pathways, while moving around other and/or equipment
    • send and receive a variety of objects, adjusting for speed and distance, while applying basic principles of movement

 

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