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Gyotaku/Fish Printing

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This lab is designed to allow students to explore diversities in fish anatomy while practicing modern modifications of historical art and data collection techniques. Students in this lab will learn of different parts of fish, identifying characteristics of osteichthyes (bony fish), and benefits/disadvantages of different tail and body shapes among fish. Students then will partake in making models of various fish and other marine life, using the historical fish printing technique (Gyotaku), made modern with rubber fish molds and paint.


Alignment with Next Generation Science Standards

Additional Resources for Teachers

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. 

Suggested Elementary School Post-Lab Assignment

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