Shad in the Classroom
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The Shad in the Classroom program provides a hands-on real-life science learning opportunity that supports many of the science standards. Students learn about and take part in the restoration of a migratory fish, American Shad, in North Carolina (recommended for grades 5 through 12). The main thrust of the program is a week in April during which students raise American Shad from egg to releasable fry. The eggs arrive on Monday and students monitor water quality and egg health through the week until hatching. On Thursday or Friday, teacher and students travel to sites on North Carolina’s rivers (determined each year by state regulations and restoration efforts) to release their shad fry.
|1||VideoShad in the Classroom Overview||This video provides an overview of the program.||11/16/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoBuild the Tank||This video provides information on how to construct a shad hatchery tank.||11/16/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoAdd the Eggs||This video describes the process of adding shad eggs to your tank.||11/16/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoIt is Time!||This video demonstrates proper techniques for releasing the fry.||11/16/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoAmerican Shad Life Cycle||This video provides an overview of the life cycle of American Shad.||11/16/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoAmerican Shad History||This video discusses the natural and cultural history of American Shad in North Carolina.||11/16/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoDam Removal||This video addresses the effect dams have on American Shad migration.||11/16/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoAmerican Shad Restoration||This video provides information on the restoration of American Shad through stocking efforts.||11/16/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoJosh Raabe - Migratory Fish Research||This video describes NC State University graduate student Josh Raabe's research project on migratory fish including American Shad.||11/16/12||Free||View In iTunes|
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