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Data analysis: Is the fish stock healthy?

Data analysis: Is the fish stock healthy?


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About This Lesson

Activity: Anatomy of a cod

Description | 120 minutes

Data analysis. Students are given a data set from a cod dissection and are led through a variety of data analysis tasks which explore the relationship between a fish’s health, reproduction and sustainability. You can find the data set here: Open the data sheet in Google Sheets

This activity pairs well with CSI: Cod Stock Investigation (a cod labeling activity)

Want a Google Slides version?
We offer a Google Slides version of the activity, a Microsoft Powerpoint version of the activity, and a PDF version of the activity on the Ocean School website.

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Each activity is linked to a piece of media. This activity is linked to an interactive, online, cod dissection. You can play the interactive game  by visiting the Ocean School website or by visiting the direct link here. If you like this activity you can see all of the available resources in the Ocean School Resource Catalogue. Everything in Ocean School is provided free to the public.

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.

Available in French
Check out the Resources tab for the French activity sheets and media. This resource is available in French.

Please note: Ocean School activities are not stand-alone lessons (they do not cover all aspects of one topic or subject) but instead supplement learning through dynamic and engaging experiences.


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