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Ichthyology Project-Based Learning: Massive Fish Death Investigation

In this 6-week online course students will learn ichthyology (biology of fishes) and ecology through investigation and experimentation.
1528 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 2 learners
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 6 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times


Thu, Dec 1

Dec 1, 2022 – Jan 19, 2023 (6 weeks)
12:00 – 12:55 PM
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Tue, Jan 3, 2023

Jan 3 – Feb 7, 2023 (6 weeks)
4:00 – 4:55 PM
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Class Experience

Students will investigate and gain better understanding of:
- Spectrophotometry
- Fish dissection
- Sampling
- Phytoplankton and Zooplankton
- Water quality

National Standards Met:
● CCSS.Math.Content.6.RP.A.1 Understand the concept
of a ratio and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities.
● CCSS.Math.Content.6.RP.A.2 Understand the concept of a unit rate 𝑎/𝑏 associated with a ratio 𝑎:𝑏 with 𝑏 ≠ 0, and use rate language in the context of a ratio relationship.
● CCSS.Math.Content.6.RP.A.3.a Make tables of equivalent ratios relating quantities with whole-number measurements, find missing values in the tables, and plot the pairs of values on the coordinate plane. Use tables to compare ratios.
● MS-LS1-6. Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of 
photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of 
● MS-LS2-1 – Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of 
resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an 
● MS-LS2-2 – Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions 
among organisms across multiple ecosystems.
● MS-LS2-3 – Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics. Develop a 
model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and 
nonliving parts of an ecosystem.
● MS-LS2-4 – Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics. Construct an 
argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or 
biological components of an ecosystem affect populations
I have ten years of teaching experience. My Masters degree is in Animal Science with research in aquaculture. I also have a Bachelor's in Animal Science with minors in Chemistry and Fish & Wildlife.
 1 file available upon enrollment
Week 1: - Workbook - Goldfish snack (three handfuls) in a paper bag - A large spoon - Black sharpie - Pencil Week 2: - Workbook - Ruler - Pencil Week 3: - Workbook - Scissors - Tape - Pencil Week 4: - Workbook - Markers - Pencil Week 5: - Workbook - Pencil Week 6: - Virtual Lab - Workbook - Pencil
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Lives in the United States
Scientist who is enthusiastic about STEM
1528 total reviews
1201 completed classes

About Me

Hello! am a scientist and adventurer. I have a Masters degree in Animal Science with minors in Chemistry and Fish & Wildlife. I started my journey investigating sheep and goats, went on to study shrimp and zooplankton, and have many years of... 
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