Students will be introduced to the wild salmonid species of the Elwha River. After watching a power point presentation on the anadromous life styles of pacific salmonids, students will work in groups to research. Then students will compose a presentation on the lifestyle of a specific species of anadromous fish found in the Elwha River: Chinook, chum, coho, pink, sockeye, steelhead, bull trout, or Dolly Varden. Student groups will then apply their knowledge by constructing a model healthy river habitat in which their species, along with other species of salmon, can grow and thrive.
Remind students of the essential question and introduce the guiding question.
Reflection journal pages. See rubric.
Research project based on the student page guidelines. See rubric.
Assess River habitat project using rubric provided.
For struggling learners;
Salmon coloring book visually and simply explains salmon life cycles.
The Lesson plan in the link below contains a "Something Fishy: Life Cycle of a Salmon Game"
Explore the shellfish associated with the Elwha River:
Just for fun:
Salmon dissection game http://library.thinkquest.org/05aug/00548/Dissection.htmlColoring. Mazes, dot-to-dot fin stuff: