life cycle exercise
You have been reading about fish
(B09d), the life cycle
of salmon and trout (F02)
and the habitat requirements for their survival (F01).
Both these fish belong to the same family of fish ‘Salmo’
and have similar habitats. They both return to the river or stream
to mate and lay eggs.
You will need to use your creative
powers to present the life cycle of the salmon in a visually appealing
way. Do not rely upon text, written words, to explain the stages
in a salmon’s life but think about other ways to represent
Some examples are:
You might choose to make a mobile and hang fish at different levels
according to their stage in the life cycle. Eggs might be at the
top with salmon that have returned from the sea at the bottom, but
remember it is a cycle so you will need to think of a way to connect
the two, as the returning fish will be spawning.
You could create a life cycle wheel, where the cycle can rotate
like a windmill or bicycle wheel.
could use clay to model salmon at different stages in the life cycle.
As an alternative you might choreograph a short play to demonstrate
the life of a salmon. This play would explore where salmon live
at different stages of their life, what they eat and what creatures
they hide from. You will need to work in a small group and find
materials that can be used to create the noise of the stream and
the ocean, etc. Create different ways to move to mimic how salmon
swim. Your play might take place over the course of a day in March.
Instead of acting out the play above, it could be planned as a radio
play. You will have to consider how it would differ from a visual
play as your listeners will not be able to see you.