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Designer Fish

Students discover the adaptations that fish have to help them survive in a wide range of aquatic environments. Students use this knowledge to design their own fish according to different types of habitats.


  • Adaptations
  • Classification
  • Ecology


  • 7-10
  • Early 3-6
  • Late 3-6



Media Type

PDF - 2.04 MB


Students will:
  • Understand that the shape of a fish is related to where it lives, how it moves and how it feeds.
  • Use a dichotomous key to classify certain fish species.
  • List examples of fish adaptations and describe how they help the fish to survive.
  • Design their own fish according to different habitat requirements.

Australian Curriculum Outcomes

  • ACSIS071
  • ACSSU043
  • ACSSU044
  • ACSSU073
  • ACSSU094
  • ACSSU111

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