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Re: Class Project

	Don't forget plants, Mr. Flowers. 

:-9 <- half-serious grin or maybe a tongue-in-cheek grin


On Sun, 11 Oct 1998, Bill Flowers wrote:

>         I have a chance to put a 10 gallon aquarium setup in a 6th grade
> classroom. I would like to make this fun and at the same time educational for
> the kids. I need some help coming up with a goal that these kids could achieve,
> but not be so scientific that they get tired of it soon. I need some ideas and
> be specific.
>        What I have considered so far is putting some Gambusia Affinis and some
> Darters in the aquarium and study the interaction between the 2 species. These
> fish were caught within 3 ft of each other at the same time. The Gambusia would
> also give them the chance to see livebearers having babies. They could also
> raise the babies.
> The darters are young and so I do not have a positive ID yet. I have a good idea
> from what has been taken out in the past. I thought the kids could raise them
> and tell me what kind they are and why they came to that ID.
>       Another idea that has been proposed was to get some native killies and let
> them breed and raise them. I am from Indiana and have not captured any native
> killies yet. Been looking just haven,t found any yet. Would like to use fish
> from the kids own backyard so to speak.
>    This is the ideas I have right now, but am open to other ideas.
>       A Fish Addict,
>        Bill Flowers

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