FACTS AND FISHES

Voiceless creates high-quality, free, Animal Protection Education (APE) resources for high-school educators.

OVERVIEW

Our Animal Protection Education (APE) provides students and science teachers with the information they need to understand the capabilities, behaviours and sentience of fishes.

YEAR LEVEL

Year 7.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Science students will dive into the wonders of the animal kingdom beneath the sea and will consider:

  • The many capabilities of fishes
  • The science behind the sentience of fishes
  • To think critically about animal protection issues
  • The importance of sustainability

Through informative, accurate, and scientific resources, students have opportunities to hone their inquiry and critical thinking skills as they investigate the intelligence, memory, capabilities, sentience, and culture of fishes.

The cross-curricular priority of Sustainability plays a vital role in this unit of work and places emphasis on the concept that all life forms, including human life, are connected through ecosystems on which they depend for their wellbeing and survival.

RESOURCES

DOWNLOAD THE FULL UNIT OF WORK HERE

VIDEO

This 5-minute animated video introduces students to the many capabilities of fishes. It contains no graphic footage and is suitable for use in high school classrooms for all ages and countries.

FACT SHEET

An introduction to the capabilities and sentience of fishes and an exploration of the commercial fishing industry.

Browse through the Fact Sheet below or download it here.

INFOGRAPHIC

Concise and ideal for visual learners, this infographic can be printed for use in the classroom or used as an e-resource. Download a pdf here.

PODCAST

EPISODE 1 Fish Sentience, Intelligence and Culture.

EPISODE 2 Commerical Fishing and its Impact on the Environment

These engaging and informative podcasts are suitable for years 7-10. Listen to experts discuss their views and the latest in scientific research on the topic.

Interviewees include:

 

Download the podcast transcript here

GLOSSARY AND QUIZ

Facts and Fishes Quiz Icon

A Glossary of 29 key terms and definitions and an online quiz to help students test their understanding of the key terms contained in this APE. Click here to access the quiz.

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