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A grocery store or health food store census of omega 3 supplements can be performed by students as an extension/elaboration activity that helps increase awareness of the connection consumers have to the marine food chain. Another optional idea is to develop a fact sheet about the subject of fisheries and fish oil.
1. Students will extend their learning by filling out a survey of omega-3 products that places them into the role of a consumer and making sustainable choices regarding the marine ecosystem and fisheries.
Paper and pencil
Fish Oil, Really? (Content Primer)
Fact sheet reference (Summary brief: Ecosystem-based fisheries management in Chesapeake Bay: Atlantic Menhaden)
1. Complete a survey (Use the survey sheet link) to make an analysis of omega-3 products in the grocery store.
Formative Assessment Use the fact sheet on Menhaden and the surveys to examine grocery store items that contain omega-3 fatty acids, naturally and supplemented, in small group discussion. In addition, compile survey data as a class and have students make connections between sustainable choices that support a healthy marine ecosystem and their own personal health.
For more information download the Content Primer