How do fish breathe? For 11-16s
Tuesday 23rd January 2023: 2.10 - 3pm (Online STEM)
Discover how gills help a fish to breathe!
+ Watch a dissection of a fish's gills and join in with your own at home, if you want to!
+ Learn about surface area and diffusion
+ Relate gill structure to function and rates of diffusion
Your home-education journal is already written!
Your booking confirmation will include a digital download containing joining instructions and link, equipment list and a summary of the keywords, key concepts and student activities planned for this session. You can simply copy, paste and adapt it for your home-education journal and use it to help you discuss the learning with your child afterwards.
Equipment (To join an entirely optional practical)
It is a good idea to have a whiteboard or paper, pen, ruler and calculator to hand in each session.
- Several pipe cleaners
- 2 Beakers, glasses, or jars of water (take care near electronics)
- a funnel (or the cut off top of a plastic bottle would also work)
- Glitter (plastic-free if possible)! If none available, a piece of tin foil and scissors might do)
- A cloth for spills
For those who wish to do their own dissection at home:
- Fresh fish head
- Sharp scissors (take care with sharps, supervision recommended). If using a large fish head species you may need pliers, heavy duty scissors or a sharp knife and adult support.
- Soap & warm water for thorough hand washing afterwards
Links suggest sources of appropriate resources
Price is for one device (screen) to join for one session.
Upon booking you will receive a digital download (available for one year) with joining instructions and link, equipment list, home-ed journal text and registration form link (for photography consent form and opportunity to let us know any relevant needs),