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What’s a Fish

Students will learn about the features used to classify fish and compare them to features of other organisms. This lesson will focus closely on the external features of bony fish and how they help fish to survive underwater.


  • Adaptations
  • Anatomy
  • Biodiversity
  • Classification


  • 7-10
  • Early 3-6
  • K-2
  • Late 3-6



Media Type

PDF - 1.24 MB


Students will:

  • List the characteristics used to classify fishes.
  • Compare the key features of bony fishes with other groups of animals.
  • Label the parts of a bony fish and describe their function.

Australian Curriculum Outcomes

  • ACSHE021
  • ACSIS027
  • ACSIS057
  • ACSIS090
  • ACSIS093
  • ACSIS213
  • ACSSU017
  • ACSSU043
  • ACSSU044
  • ACSSU111

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