You want your students to be attentive, to be engaged by the lesson, and to demonstrate that they understand what you are presenting. Often, however, it may seem that students question whether the concepts and skills you are teaching are worth learning. They ask, “Why do I have to know this?” Or, “What do I need to do to pass the test?” Keeping students excited and motivated is a challenge!
We think we have something here that can help.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) employs over 650 employees who use the skills they learned in school—and that you teach your students every day. CPW employees are professionals in the fields of biology, engineering, education, conservation, wildlife research, wildlife law enforcement, management, and more. Separated by distance but united by a passion for wildlife, they live and work in both rural and urban communities throughout Colorado. They value their jobs, and are motivated by the certain knowledge that they are making a difference for wildlife and for people.
Using sound, video, text, logic, and computer skills, the Fish Hatchery Game portrays some of the work of a 'typical' CPW fish hatchery. Working through the game, you and your students are presented interesting (and often challenging) math and biology concepts in a meaningful, relevant, and fun way. (A score sheet is provided so teachers and students can track progress and accomplishment. And, you may need the latest Flash Player—it's free!)