Students in Primary recently continued their exploration of the animal kingdom by discussing fish. They used a fish skeleton to see that fish are vertebrates, with a clearly defined backbone. They saw that fins help a fish balance, steer, and stop. They observed metal discs in a jar and watched what happened when they shook the jar. The swirling discs helped explain why fish school, the large mass of activity confusing and intimidating predators.
Students have had the opportunity to explore fish through models, skeletons, puzzles, and books. A student from Lower Elementary loaned us his fish for the week so we could observe at our leisure. He also came in to tell the class a bit more about his fish and answer questions.