Teachers / Educators Information

I FISH NY welcomes teachers and educators to the Teacher Page. Here, you will find links to different lessons that could be used in a formal or informal classroom settings. Lessons and activities include a lesson plan, background information, accompanying handouts, and supplemental activities that can be used for assessment. All lessons are aligned with the New York State Education Learning Standards.

Please refer to the 'Related Info' sidebar for more on In-Class and Out-of-Class lesson plans.

In-class lessons (click here

separated by grade level:

Elementary Grades 3-5

  • Food Web
  • Freshwater Classification
  • Form and Function 
  • Go Fish!

Middle Grades 6-8

  • Fish Dissection  
  • Food Web/Bioaccumulation
  • Form and Function/Adaptation

High School Grades 9-12

  • Invasive Investigators

Out-of-class lessons (click here)

grouped by topic:

Aquatic Ecology

  • Enviroscape
  • Predator Prey
  • Freshwater Classification
  • Fish Migration

Fishing Regulations

  • Fishing ID and Regulations Introduction Background 
  • Regulations Scavenger Hunt Saltwater Background
  • Memory Fish ID and Regulations

Fish Biology

  • 5 Senses
  • Go Fish!

Fishing Techniques

  • Casting Backyard Bass
  • Freshwater Fish Management
  • Fish ID and Lure Art
  • Knot Tying

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