YOUR ROLE--Your group will be responsible for three main tasks.
TASK #1-- Why do salmon fish migrate?
You will be visiting the websites below to learn about salmon fish and discover why they travel. When you find out the answers you will be making a trading card. Get a 5x8 card for your trading card. On one side write a paragraph about the salmon. Included in your paragraph should be what is migration and why the salmon needs to do it. Then illustrate a picture of the salmon on the other side. Now you have a card to share with your classmates. Click on the websites below to find out the information needed to make your trading card.
PACIFIC SALMON SITE
SALMON OCEAN CYCLE
SALMON LIFE CYCLE
TASK #2--Where do they go?
Now you will be showing the path the salmon takes as it migrates. You will be getting a copy of a world map. On that map you will show the path they take. Be sure to show on your map where the salmon start their migration trip and where they finish it. Either get a copy of a map from your teacher or click on the map symbol below to print out a copy for you to use.
Below is the link that will help you locate the migration path of the salmon.
TASK #3-- What factors help decide the success of their trip?
Now use the information that you have learned about salmon to write a creative fiction story about the fish. Pretend you are that salmon. Describe your journey. Be sure to include in your story hazards faced by the migrating salmon.