I used this flip book as an introduction to studying salmon in my fifth grade classroom. We study salmon as an important natural resource from both a science and historical resource point of view.
Included in this project are the following pages for students to complete (this is a layered flip book with one letter on each page that when put together spell "SALMON":
1. SA page (nothing to be completed on this page)
2. L page - “Super Salmon Facts”
3. No Letter Page (small) - External Anatomy of a Salmon
4. M Page - Pacific Salmon Species - Color the salmon
5. O page - Life cycle cut and paste
6. N page - CHOICE either form questions (5 W’s) about canneries and answer them OR research a species of salmon.
7. Optional Page with No Letter (large) - Research a question and answer it. Teacher can choose to make this about canneries or salmon from a science perspective.
**I also included a BONUS QUIZ that includes questions on canneries.**
More Detail On How I Used This Resource:
First, I had students assemble the books. I had an example to show them. If it is our very first flip book, I cut out the pages under the document camera one at a time so they can see what each page should look like when cut out. The first time students assemble a flip book it a takes a bit of time. They have questions regarding where to cut as the pages are different sizes. Layer your pages so that the flip book spells salmon. Page 3 slips behind the “L” page. Make sure all the pages line up on the left and staple along the left side.
We watched the “Magic School Bus Goes Upstream” and filled out the Facts page (page 2) and the Life Cycle page (page 5). The External Anatomy of a Salmon (page 4) we found through a google search as well as the colors of spawning salmon ( page 3). The 6th page has 2 options 1) a brief study of canneries OR 2) a brief research on one species of salmon. My class studied canneries and we used a page from our text book for this. I found that this site also has good information that could be used to fill out the page as well.
The 7th page is optional and is where they come up with a question they still have (you set the limits here - I asked for one regarding canneries) and then they are to research and answer their question.