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Re: [Killietalk] Are we chasing .... lesson plans for teachers
I might add that there is a forum set up just to discuss this issue on
the AKA web site. If you choose to move the discussion there it will
always be available for other teachers to look at. You can always send a
reminder here to let people know that it is being discussed.
Barry J. Cooper
Sweet Home, OR 97386
R. Brice wrote:
>It sounds like you had some great lesson plans ...snip ......put together an
>embryology unit using Ep. dageti eggs...... Any chance you can get a copy
>of them to me? I teach in a mid sized high school and the kids went wild
>when I had some dirt delivered the day before Christmas break. They were
>very interested to know if there were really fish eggs in that bag of dirt.
>I am waiting to get a little better at peat hatching before adding water
>before their eyes. So far out of three bags of peat I have three fry.
>Back to the topic, I would love to do some killi egg lesson plans. Right
>now I am focused on re-writing all my plans to fit the ever changing
>standards in NYS. I have been teaching for 9 years now and have had to
>write new course curriculum for 7 of them. NY state loves to say ...oops
>that didn't work so try this.
>You can email me off list, or keep it on list for other teachers to use.
>Thanks in advance,
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Scott Davis" <unclescott at prodigy_net>
>To: "killifish discussion list" <killietalk at aka_org>
>Sent: Monday, January 02, 2006 1:52 AM
>Subject: Re: [Killietalk] Are we chasing any newbies away?
>>I'm afraid that they may have retired with the early
>>retirement of/ flight of/ purge of older teachers in
>>Illinois, but the head of the Argo High School science
>>department (a former AKAer) had put together an
>>embryology unit using using Ep. dageti eggs. He was
>>hoping to present the idea to one of the science
>>A lady from that department (they budgeted an AKA
>>membership and bought killies from Ed Warner) sent her
>>honor students home one Christmas break with vials
>>including a small number of gardneri Misaje eggs and a
>>micro eel culture. Their goal was to bring 'em back
>>alive. One student had to fly to California from
>>Chicago and back. But he returned with his fry. :)
>>Some of my students asked me to sponsor an aquarium
>>club at Thornwood H.S. We had 10 aquariums in that
>>crowded history classroom. Turns out they were happy
>>to keep a few fish and sit around talking about slides
>>tossed up on the screen. I hoped for a little more.
>>Worked a little geography in with the habitats, habits
>>and breeding of fish.
>>Before Christmas we (the collective I) brought in
>>plants, food cultures, eggs, young pairs and the small
>>snails whose parents were sold to me as mystery
>>snails. Unfortunately they were discovered to be apple
>>snails by their dietary habits. Chicklets and killies
>>provided fry for our entertainment and the disruption
>>of the classes of the guy who shared my room.
>>Would take a carload to the local aquarium society
>>The jars of donated IBC Bettas got cooked when some
>>jerk in a class gave the heater dial a spin. That was
>>when I began using submersible heaters.
>>Also invited them over in the summer for hot dogs and
>>hamburgers. Handed them plastic bags when we took a
>>look at the fishroom. Suggested that they could always
>>ask. The answers, nothing personal, were either yes or
>>no. ;) One of them later made a visit there for his
>>Radio/TV course project.
>>Unfortunately, the November of our third year, the
>>almost all male group discovered dating and the club
>>vanished. I sent a couple freshmen home with 10-gallon
>>tanks and their residents to "babysit."
>>"If no body asks for this back in a couple of months,
>>it is yours."
>>I'd spin a few fish tales in classes. No geography
>>class was without tropical water borne diseases and
>>candiru. Annual fishes "appeared" in the discussion of
>>Used to keep a medicine vial of lineatus eggs in my
>>pocket. When things got slow in class, the vial would
>>be fished out and perused. "Son of a gun, I'm a
>>father!" The sleepers would return from the grave.
>>"Ok, I'll pass them around the room. But then we get
>>back to work."
>>The student activities office absorbed our treasury.
>>Always have kicked myself that we didn't get
>>"lifetime" subscriptions of the fish magazines for the
>>Met one of those guys in a shop a while back. He's
>>still in the hobby 20+ years later. He may still have
>>that 10. Another is a cop, I think with fish. A third
>>dropped by my classroom with his wife (she was
>>applying for a teaching job) and retains his interest
>>in fish. If they ever get really settled and out of
>>grad school, we may see him at a CKA meeting. A fourth
>>e-mailed a while back from Massachusetts.
>>In retirement, I daily spend an hour or three on a Net
>>forum for mostly beginners. Old teachers never die.
>>They just change format. ;)
>>--- ccarlile at aol_com wrote:
>>>This newbie is around. I just sift through for the
>>>info I can use. BTW, have about encouraging school
>>>Science depts./techers to use killies in thier
>>>instruction courses and to encourage more
>>>appreciation for killies, per se? Rob
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