Project BioEYES, Micro:
Student Extension Activities

Micro student journalAll "Project BioEYES" programs involve our zebrafish experiment, where adult fish are brought to the school to produce embryos that are raised throughout the week. Our Micro program, designed for fourth and fifth grade students, concentrates on habitat, the needs of embryos, cell structure, anatomical comparisons between humans and fish, and heart functions. All activities below are in PDF form, suitable for printing or projection, and are included in the BioEYES Teacher Manual.

Informational Handouts

Scientific Inquiry
Zebrafish Facts
What Are Gills?
What Are Lungs?
Now You Know! — Why humans can't breathe underwater
Animal Cells and DNA
The Heart of the Matter
The Brains of the Operation — About DNA


Gills vs. Lungs — Simple T-chart for comparisons
Zebrafish: Just Like Me? — Reading comprehension
Bar Graphing Activity
Zebrafish Word Searches — Three skill levels, with solutions
Zebrafish Crossword Puzzles — Three skill levels, with solutions
Zebrafish Vocabulary Quiz — Includes answer key
Cells and Respiration Vocabulary Quiz — Includes answer key
Zebrafish Illustrations — Drawing and vocabulary
Zebrafish Acrostic — Spelling and writing
Zebrafish Story — Creative writing with vocabulary
Draw a Scientist — Explore scientist stereotypes


My Zebrafish — Drawing, coloring, and cutting
Jello 3D Animal Cell Craft — Model-building
Zebrafish Development Flipbook

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