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Use data and predict herring spawning!

Subject ScienceSocial Studies
Grade Level Grades 7-9


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Activity: Spot the spawn

Description | 1 hour 15 mins

Media: Experience an aerial survey from the cabin of a small-craft airplane. Watch in 360° as the surveyors search for signs of herring spawn from the air.

Activity: Predict the spawn - Student synthesize Haíɫzaqv environmental observations and aerial survey data to predict and map where the herring spawn is happening!

  • 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.

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.
Or check out the French Ocean School page.

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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