Otherwise known as the Hypostomus Plecostomus, please, put your hands together for the Suckermouth Catfish!!! *applause* Anyways... in science groups of 4 have been put together to study animals at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo. Each group has a different animal...every period has different animals too! At the end of the year, the whole 7th grade will head to the Fresno Chaffee Zoo to study their see their animals physically and study other animals as well. 
     My group... got the Suckermouth Catfish which is a fish that can be found in any warm ocean water. The Suckermouth Catfish is recognized as a catfish because of its' long whiskers. The Suckermouth Catfish isn't very big though and probably won't make the best meal. Did you know the Suckermouth Catfish can actually hold its breath for a really long time, storing it for later!? I never knew that! Also, the Suckermouth Catfish can lay up to 3,000 eggs at one time! Glad you're not a Suckermouth Catfish?! 
     Since each group has their own animal... each group gets to be interested in other people's animal where no one has the same animal. In computers, Mr. Kimbley has us making posters for our animal that will have QR codes. At the zoo, if students have phones, they can scan the animal and the poster the group made will come up! How cool is that!?
     I really think this project will be fun, and from what the 8th graders have said... it sounds like it! Even though I didn't get the animal I was exactly hoping for, I really enjoy working with a good and cooperative group who makes things easier on everyone's part! I can't wait 

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