90 Minutes  |  3rd – 6th Grades


After watching a presentation and learning a bit about Overfishing, students will participate in a highly engaging activity that simulates the effects of Overfishing in an oceanic habitat.  Students will also be introduced to the basics of sustainability and the balance that is required when using Earth’s natural resources.

Some key terms include sustainability, the Industrial Revolution, bycatch, consumers, and farm-raised fish.  Students are finally asked to think critically about what happens to the ecosystem and to the economy when we overfish.

MA Framework Content Standards:
Environmental Science
Grades 3-6

Lesson Plan:
Lesson Plan – Overfishing

Overfishing Handout
Overfishing Log

Overfishing Prezi