On Thursday, February 18th the students at Decker participated in a presentation from the STEMCAP group. The students learned about the research that a Marine Biologist is involved in to study the behavior of fish in certain habitats. A virtual tour of the specimens at a Natural History Museum was used to explain how research can be done in a lab. The students then used pictures of fish to create simple classification systems. The presenter went on to explain how scientists use classification systems to help them in their research. The students had an opportunity at the end of the presentation to create their own marine animal, complete with descriptions of physical and behavioral characteristics and the habitat in which their animal could live.
Written by Angie, Science Teacher, Decker Lake