Reflection: Student Led Inquiry Animals Live in Water - Section 3: Explore


In looking at the lab sheet and facilitating the groups, I noticed the groups had a difficult time writing their hypothesis. They did not understand that their hypothesis should have reflected on the amount of water in the bottle. Also, they felt that they would be using live fish. I was left with the charge to make sure that each group understood that they were to focus on the bottle of water. The bottle would serve as the fish's bladder. The swim bladder is an internal gas-filled organ that contributes to the ability of fish to control its buoyancy.  

The investigation helped the students to realized the fish bladder. When there is more air and less water in the bottle, the bottle floated. When there is less air and more water in the bottle, the bottle sank. 

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Animals Live in Water

Unit 3: Habitat
Lesson 6 of 8

Objective: SWBAT describe water habitats and explain how plants and animals live in water habitats.

Big Idea: How do plants and water survive in water habitats?

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Science, life science, water, habitats, animal, Land
  40 minutes
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