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Water Quality Lesson (Ages 5-8): "Fish Health, Algae, and Us"

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A hands-on environmental modeling activity to show how humans impact fish health.

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Water Quality Lesson (Ages 5-8): "Fish Health, Algae, and Us"

  1. 1. Fish Health, Algae, and Us How are we all connected?
  2. 2. Introductions
  3. 3. Brainstorm!! What keeps a fish healthy? What makes a fish unhealthy?
  4. 4. Water Quality Game! 1. Form groups of 4. 2. Each group needs a plastic tub. 3. Arrange pebbles so that they are on one side of the tub. 4. Fill the tub with water so that the water level is just below the pebble level.
  5. 5. Home Sweet Home 1. Build your neighborhood. 2. Add 2 homes to your neighborhood. 3. Add a 3rd home and label it as yours.
  6. 6. Scientist 1 Take water quality sample Image courtesy of: http://www.hcitang.org/
  7. 7. The Grass is Always Greener
  8. 8. Rainy Spring Day
  9. 9. Scientist 2 Take water quality sample Image courtesy of: www.tendinsights.com/
  10. 10. Bugs Keep Bugging Me
  11. 11. Rainy Spring Day #2
  12. 12. Scientist 3 Take water quality sample Image courtesy of: www.buzzfeed.com/
  13. 13. Homeowner entertains thirsty guests Image courtesy of: www.pinterest.com/ Use soap dispenser as a mock well
  14. 14. How did our water quality change?
  15. 15. Fertilizer to phytoplankton (algae)
  16. 16. Phytoplankton to Fish
  17. 17. Phytoplankton to Fish
  18. 18. Pesticides to Fish Images courtesy of: www.pixar.wikia.com/; http://tonilangleymediaproject.blogspot.com/
  19. 19. Why is fish health important? Images courtesy of:http://vectortoons.com/

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