Fish Learning Fridays | Understanding Fish Mouth Types

We’re back with another fun, educational lesson geared towards learning more about different types of fish and their eating habits.

Did you know that fish can have different mouth shapes and positions? This lesson plan provides a basic understanding of those differences and describes how the position of the mouth can be an indication of feeding habits. Based on the type of mouth one can then determine the preferred location used to secure food. The shape of the mouth such as elongated, spear-like, or tubular can also shed light on feeding habits.

The lesson plan will provide parents/teachers/instructors with detailed instructions along with printable documents for the students/children.

Corydoras fish

The lesson consists of:

  • Learning Objectives
  • Materials Needed
  • Key Terms
  • Warm Up & Before you Get Started Readings
  • Instructional Set-Up Plan
  • Questions
  • Discussion
  • Final Quiz
  • Printable Resources

Click here to download the lesson plan (opens in new window).

We encourage instructors to read through the entire lesson plan before beginning this with students/family members as materials may need to be purchased and information prep will need to be done. Suggested age range for this lesson is 10 years or older.

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