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Student Biologists Study Crayfish

During a recent third-grade science unit, students acted as biologists while they closely observed the structures and behaviors of crayfish. As they observed the different behavioral and structural adaptations, students determined how these adaptations would help a crayfish survive in their natural environment. The students analyzed how the crayfish responded to changes in their environment as well as any territorial behavior.


“Learning about crayfish is definitely one of the highlights of third-grade!” said Teacher Katie McCraren.


“My favorite part was touching them and observing their structures,” said Alexis Tandio, a student in Amy Grayes’ class.

Please visit the school's Facebook page or the Google Doc folder to see pictures of the activities.