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Fish living in estuarine environments frequently must cope with dramatic fluctuations in temperature and other environmental variables. In this lab, students will study the physiological response of fish to rapid temperature change, and then discuss how this might impact their physiology and ecology. The middle school version is focused on how environmental changes in temperature affects metabolism. The high school version is focused on the concept of homeostasis.
Alignment with Next Generation Science Standards
*Additional Resources for Teachers:
Antarctic Expedition Activity
High School Worksheet (homeostasis)
Middle School Worksheet (metabolism)
*These are supplementary activities that can be used before or after Project Oceanology programs, designed to help teachers integrate their Project Oceanology experiences into the curriculum.