Monday, December 5, 2011

I've been working on a project at work.  You see we get field trips in every now and then and it use to be one of us would walk with the group giving out all kinds of facts about the animals.  Well the field trips still come in but we no longer walk around with them.  So I'm creating a book for the teachers to use with all sorts of interesting animal facts they can share with their students.

I was a little stumped as to what I should put in for the fish since most the information would be a little too long and drawn out for little ones.  While just say here are the fresh water fish, here are the salt water fish seemed way to boring.

So I went to chat with our fish guy and here are some interesting facts he shared with me.

Fish have been on Earth for over 450 million years long before the dinosaurs roamed the planet.
The largest fish in the world is the whale shark which can reach 50 feet long and the smallest is the Philippine Goby which is less then 1/3 of an inch as an adult
Though only .01% of the earth is fresh water, 40% of all fish species is a fresh water fish.
Some species of fish have little or no bones only cartilage ...think Shark

Well I still would like a few more interesting facts but this is what I have to start with. If you know of any fun fish facts that would interest preschoolers or kindergarteners let me know.... Okay?

No comments: