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Create a food web for each stage of the herring life cycle!

Create a food web for each stage of the herring life cycle!

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About This Lesson

Resource: Herring handbook

Description | 45 min

Media: Students quest their way through an interactive notebook, following the herring through every stage of its life and migration journey.

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Activity: Food web challenge - Students explore what a keystone species is by creating a food web for each stage of the herring life cycle.

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About Ocean School
This is a free educational resource from the Canadian Government about the ocean, through the Ocean Frontier Institute at Dalhousie University and the National Film Board of Canada. Ocean School provides free, media-rich, ocean-based resources in multiple subjects for students in grades 5–12. Created by educators, scientists and storytellers, these interactive learning materials help students understand our influence on the ocean and the ocean’s influence on us. Ocean School is ad-free and requires no login for teacher or student.

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