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4th Grade Learns about Otoliths
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Wednesday, March 06, 2019
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Texas Parks and Wildlife Video Conference about bony fish Otoliths

The 4th Grade class had the opportunity to join into an interactive video conference presented by the Texas Parks and Wildlife. This video conference showed the students the otolith bone found in bony fish. In addition to speaking with a marine biologist from the TPWD, students got to see a otolith bone dissected from a fish. 

TPWD Otolith Video Conference

 

TPWD Video Conference about Otoliths

In addition to learning about the hearing and balance function of otoliths in fish, students also learned about how they are used to determine the age of fish and can also be used in popular jewelry.

Otolith Jewelry

Otolith jewelry

 

To find out more about what the kids learned, you can visit Wikipedia.

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