Project: Fish Fence Crisis
Duration: Approximately 55 minutes
Students consider a fictional case of an enclosure for rescued otters and its unintended impact on salmon reproduction. Students design a solution to the problem and write a persuasive letter that advocates for their design. They use what they’ve learned about natural selection in their letter.
Students use their knowledge or natural selection (or artificial selection) to propose a solution to a environmental disruption.
- Orient students to concept of the salmon life cycle if they are not already familiar with it. Olympic National Park describes it well here: The Salmon Life Cycle.