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Outdoor Hour Challenge – Catfish


Outdoor Hour Challenge Catfish Study @handbookofnaturestudy. Fish nature study using the Handbook of Nature Study.

Outdoor Hour Challenge


Inside Preparation Work:

  • Read pages 148-151 in the Handbook of Nature Study (Lesson #37).
  • You may wish to read this page: Best Way to Catch a Bullhead Catfish.
  • Youtube video: Brown Bullhead and Bullhead Nest (great video, crazy music so you might want to turn the sound down).
  • More in-depth information for kids about bullhead catfish: BioKids. (Check out the section, “Who eats them and how do they avoid being eaten?”)
  • Learn about the barbels (whiskers) of this fish: Barbels.

“The bullhead lives in mud bottoms of streams and ponds and is particularly adapted for life in such locations.”

Outdoor Hour Time:

  • Spend your outdoor time at a stream or pond. If you are able, do some fishing! Or, you can wade in and use a net to try to catch any fish to observe.
  • Create a nature journal while outdoors as you take advantage of the early autumn weather. Use watercolors to paint a bullhead or any other fish you find during your outdoor time.

Follow-Up Activity:

  • If you didn’t complete a nature journal page during your outdoor time, do so as a follow up activity. There is a notebook page in the ebook for you to use if you desire.
  • Advanced Study: Follow the suggestion in the Handbook of Nature Study to write an account of the nest-making habits of the bullhead. Insert your work into your nature journal.

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