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Fish Coloring Pages

Learn the Unique Body Parts of a Fish


Use these worksheets as fish coloring pages as students learn the placement and purpose of different fins.

fish coloring sheet


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MatchCard Science Fish

Objective: Describe the unique parts of a fish.

MatchCard: Download below.

MatchCard Information Pieces have the name, description, and function of seven parts of fish. Students match the information pieces to the fish diagram.

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This is MatchCard #3 of the Zoology Unit Study. Find more information on MatchCard Science below.

Learning About Fish

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Parts of a Fish

Here are seven body parts unique to fish:

  • Scales - Protect the outside of the fish
  • Dorsal Fins - "Top" fins which keep the fish upright
  • Caudal Fins - "Back" fins help the fish move forward
  • Anal Fin - Located at the back and bottom of fish, they help the fish move forward.
  • Ventral Fins - The "underside" fins help "steer" the fish and come in pairs
  • Pectoral Fins - The "side" fins also come in pairs and help the fish steer straight
  • Gills - Have tiny branches that remove oxygen from the water



Fish Activities for Kids

Fish Worksheet

Use the worksheet as a coloring page as the students become familiar with the major parts of fish.

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Pet Store

Take a trip to a pet store that sells fish. Spend time comparing the five different types of fish of several species of fish.

As an alternative, do an internet search or look in an encyclopedia for several different types of fish. Compare the different body parts.


Make Your Own

Kids can artistical show the comparison of fish and the size and shapes of their fins through:
  • Making a poster
  • A mobile
  • Their own coloring pages



Aquarium

If you live within a few hours of an aquarium, it makes an interesting field trip.


Go Fishing

No one knows fish better than fisherman. You can learn the habitat, seasons, and favorite foods of different species by fishing.


Interested in the Ocean?

Ocean Unit Study Cover

We have an entire Oceanography Unit Study to learn about life on the other 2/3's of our planet.



MatchCard Science

How To Use MatchCards

MatchCard Science Instructor's Guide

MatchCards are reusable worksheets that correspond to the objectives in the MatchCard Science curriculum. They are used to teach new objectives and to review content previously learned in a fun, interactive method.

See more information about how to use MatchCards in your science program by downloading the FREE MatchCard Science Instructor's Guide.

Investing a little time to set up a MatchCard notebook pays big dividends as your school year progresses.

Zoology Unit Study

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From microscopic protozoa to elephants and whales, learn more about the animals on this planet with the MatchCard Science Zoology Unit Study.

There are a total of thirteen zoology objectives and MatchCards for this unit which will take 6 to 8 weeks to complete.

Download the entire zoology unit study.

12 Complete MatchCard Science Unit Studies

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There are a total of 12 unit studies, including the Zoology unit study.

Comprehensive objectives, hands-on projects, suggested science fair experiments, and the fun game-like MatchCards keep them interested in learning science. Check out the other eleven MatchCard Science Unit Studies.


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