As sixth graders dig deeper into the trout mystery, we're focusing on food. We know that food contains protein, fat, sugars or starches, but plants are unique.
By using the starch indicators, students determined that plants are food and that they also need food to survive.
We'll take this information with us as we try to explain why the trout population has been decreasing. Did something happen to their food source directly? Or indirectly?
Do Plants Contain Food?
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The phenomena behind our study this unit involve events that transpired in the Great Lakes from 1930 to 1990. How great is it that we can make connections to Lake Michigan, which is so close by to our school?!?!