SCUTES: Students Collaborating to Undertake Tracking Efforts for Sturgeon
Lesson plans to help you instruct and inform your students about Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon.
We have created a number of lesson plans to help you instruct and inform your students concerning Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon. The lesson plans are organized by subject and range from grades 3 through 12. The lessons are not labeled by grade, because they can all be adapted to fit your classroom's needs. Each subject list starts with the most basic (elementary-middle) lessons and ends with the most advanced (middle-high school) lessons.
Within each lesson plan you will find an overview of the lesson, objectives, background, necessary materials, procedures, conclusions, and the applicable learning standards.
|1||Ecosystem in Danger||Students will be able to:
• Identify that Atlantic sturgeon live in the ocean.
• Explain several reasons why the ocean is in trouble and how we can help.
• Create a concept map linking how humans, Atlantic sturgeon, and the ocean are connected.
|2||Humans and Sturgeon: Great Debate||Historical human impact on sturgeon populations|
|3||Sturgeon Life Cycle||Students will be able to:
• Recognize that Atlantic sturgeon go through predictable life cycles that include birth, growth, development, reproduction, and death.
• Correctly order the stages of an Atlantic sturgeon’s life cycle.
• Correctly label the stages of the Atlantic sturgeon’s life cycle.
• Create a life cycle poster with the life cycle pictures in the correct order and accurately labeled.
|4||Wampanoag Indians, MCAS Practice/Test Writing Strategies||
Students will be able to:
|5||Commercial Fisheries Gear Types||Fishing methods: nets|
|6||Sturgeon Sampling Methods||Tagging, tissue sampling, and gastric lavage of sturgeon|