This past January, Red Oaks parent Magdalena Urbankova graciously offered to perform a fish dissection for Primary's conclusion of their fish unit! After Ms. Urbankova carefully dissected a Bronzini fish for each classroom, students had the opportunity to observe, smell, and even touch the specimen to satisfy their level of curiosity. Each class took time to discuss what they observed and the importance of the various parts of the fish such as the gills, scales, swim bladder, and skeleton. Kindergarten students also performed various experiments with balloons to further understand the function of the swim bladder. Overall, this fish unit serves as an opportunity for students to learn how to observe, think, and experiment.
Many thanks to Magdalena Urbankova for donating her time and expertise!