TOK can be a Fishy Business

Why do TOK? Encouraging students to see TOK as an Experience A Dialogue with a Fish-Out-of-Water Imagine asking a fish what it is like to live in water? What do you think the fish would say? Hard to work out? Well, it might go something like this: Imaginary Dialogue Fish: “Water? What is water? What are you talking about?” Pretty simple and understandable. However, with this response, maybe you would patiently explain to the fish that it lives in water, HsO, a substance, a liquid, and so ...

Marine consensus

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  A year ago I knew very little about the plight of fish. How that has changed. The first Census of Marine Life (CoML) has just been completed and the following summarises the scope of the study. 2,700 researchers from 80 nations a total of 9,000 days at sea 540 expeditions carried out A $650m research programme 670 institutions involved 6,000 potentially new species discovered 2,600 scientific papers written All can be seen at http://www.coml.org/ There is the opportunity to investigate all aspects ...

Am I the last???

Last night I went to the Pictures (movies) and saw "End of the line". QWB8KJ1aIJ4 Likened to An Inconvenient Truth for fish, the movie addresses mankind's hunger for hunting in the oceans and the depleting fish stocks we are creating. Living in Canada I was aware of the depletion in cod stocks off the coast of Nova Scotia. What I did not know was that these stocks have never recovered. Its quite alarming that as China falsely elevated its catch figures the world ...

Something Fishy

Here are some useful resources to help students understand the need for, and importance of, conserving fish stocks. s3u2ZxKhPoA This a humorous though sad animation on the plight of Chilean Sea Bass. Here is a an exercise on determining the age of a fish used as a strategy to determine the size of commercial fish stocks. This link from National Geographic looks initially at the depressing demise in bluefin tuna.