To develop a basis for group discussion before the unit is taught. Introduce the unit by getting the students involved immediately in its contents.
By answering items in a questionnaire students will be able to demonstrate as to how much knowledge they have about the oyster.
Make enough copies so that each student can have one. Go over directions until everyone is certain of what they are to do. Have each student answer each item with no explanation from you. Check and discuss students responses within the class.
The Questionnaire attached consists of ten true or false questions.
Have students look up definitions of the words that are listed on the vocabulary list. Write a research report where applicable.
Invite someone from the Fish Hatchery in Milford, CT to speak to the class on shellfish with major emphasis on the oyster.
Plan a field trip to the Fish Hatchery.
Have students write a report on the field trip.
Divide students into three groups. The first group of students, write five math word problems based upon the data given them by the tour guide on the field trip.
Have the second group check the problems for clarity and whether or not enough information given. They may decide to rewrite the problems. The group should also solve the problems. Have the third group correct the word problems.