spacer
Fishing & boating montage
spacer
County Guide - click for index
spacer
Regional Reports - click for index
spacer
Biologist Reports/Fisheries Management - click for index
spacer
EDUCATION RESOURCES CATALOG
Fish
Catalog Index
TITLE & DESCRIPTION TYPE
The 100-Year Chain: The Pike Family PDF ONLY
Overview of the pike family.  
Minimum grade level: MS  

A Big School of Yellow Perch FACT SHEET
This math worksheet involves checking basic addition and subtraction out to three digits.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

All About Fish -- PLAY WEB ONLY
PLAY brochure containing the following articles: All About Fish -- Internal Anatomy -- Living in Water: Fish Anatomy -- PA Fish Family Tree -- How Fish Swim  
Minimum grade level: ES  

American Eel PDF ONLY
Introduction to the American eel.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Atlantic Sturgeon PDF ONLY
Introduction to the Atlantic sturgeon.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Back to the Sea FACT SHEET
Fact sheet details fall migration of fish such as American shad, herring, striped bass and American eel from Pennsylvania's Susquehanna and Delaware Rivers. Includes information on turbine passage.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

The Catfish Family -- PLAY WEB ONLY
PLAY brochure containing the following articles: The Catfish Family -- Catfish in Pennsylvania -- Life of a Catfish -- Know your Catfish -- To Catch a Cat -- Little Cats  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Burbot PDF ONLY
Introduction to the burbot.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Diadromy FACT SHEET
Information on diadromous fishes--fish that migrate between salt and fresh water. Anadromous and catadromous fish.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Dino-fish FACT SHEET
Information on the prehistoric fish, Dunkleosteous, found in Pennsylvania.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Fish Colors FACT SHEET
Biology of fish coloration, color patterns, pigments, etc.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Fish Get Sick Too FACT SHEET
Fact sheet on fish diseases and parasites. Includes information on viruses and treatments.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Fish Nests FACT SHEET
Information sheet on the different types of nests fish build.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Fish Parts FACT SHEET
Word search puzzle on external anatomy of soft ray fish. Label the parts and find the names in the word search. Good introduction to terminology. Answers  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Fish Senses: Sight FACT SHEET
How fish see: color, distance vision, 3D, etc.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Fish Senses: Hearing FACT SHEET
How fish hear, the mechanics of the lateral line and otolith.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Fish Senses: Taste and Smell FACT SHEET
How fish taste and smell: chemistry of smell, taste buds and nares.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Fishways FACT SHEET
Basic explanation of how fishways work. Explains differences between fish lifts and fish ladders.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

From Egg to Creel: Life of a Hatchery Trout FACT SHEET
Fact sheet on the steps in trout culture. How the Commission raises and stocks trout.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

From Egg to Creel: Walleye FACT SHEET
Fact sheet on the steps in walleye culture. How the Commission raises and stocks walleye.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Highlights on Hybrids FACT SHEET
Info on hybrid fish stocked in PA and why we stock hybrids.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

How to Make a Largemouth Bass FACT SHEET
Steps in the life cycle of a largemouth bass. Includes information on reproduction.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

It's a Trout's Life PDF ONLY
Compares life cycles of hatchery and wild trout.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Know Your Bass PDF ONLY
How to tell the difference between largemouth and smallmouth bass.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Know Your Sunfish FACT SHEET
Identification and information on common sunfish.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Largemouth Bass: Focus on Habitat FACT SHEET
This handout describes and shows the habitat for a largemouth bass.  
Minimum grade level: ES-HS  

Life of a Sunfish PDF ONLY
Life cycle of sunfish.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Migratory Fish Restoration and Passage on the Susquehanna River BROCHURE
Minimum grade level: MS-HS  

PA Fish Fact Game FACT SHEET
Game involving facts involving Pennsylvania's fishes.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

PA Fish Word Search FACT SHEET
Word search puzzle with the names of Pennsylvania's fishes.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

PA's Dynamic Darters BROCHURE
Information on common darters. Includes identification, range and more.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Paddlefish PDF ONLY
Introduction to paddlefish.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

The Pennsylvania Fish Facts Game FACT SHEET
Fact sheet to match Pennsylvania fish with fish facts.  
Minimum grade level: ES-MS  

Pennsylvania Fishes Identification Guide BROCHURE
Brochure showing the different types and species of fish found in Pennsylvania. All drawings in color.  
Minimum grade level: ES-HS  

Pennsylvania's Trout and Salmon Family Tree PDF ONLY
Overview of the trout and salmon family.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Longnose Gar PDF ONLY
Introduction to the longnose gar.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

PLAY: All About Fish BROCHURE
PLAY brochure with fish anatomy, a fish family tree, and fish locomotion.  
Minimum grade level: ES-HS  

PLAY: All About Trout WEB ONLY
PLAY brochure containing the following articles: All About Trout, PA's Trout & Salmon Family Tree, It's a Trout's Life, Trout Fishing, Care of the Catch  
Minimum grade level: ES-MS  

PLAY: Minnows WEB ONLY
PLAY brochure about minnows. The different types, where they're found and fishing for minnows.  
Minimum grade level: ES-MS  

PLAY: PA's Unusual Fish WEB ONLY
PLAY brochure containing the following articles: Unusual Fish, Paddlefish, Quillback Carpsucker, Longnose Gar, Atlantic Sturgeon, American Eel, Burbot  
Minimum grade level: ES-MS  

PLAY: The Sunfish Family (Bass) BROCHURE
PLAY brochure containing the following articles: The Sunfish Family, Sunfish Family Tree, Life of a Sunfish, Know Your Bass, To Catch a Bass, Care of the Catch  
Minimum grade level: ES-MS  

PLAY: Wild Trout and other Wildlife WEB ONLY
PLAY brochure containing the following articles: Natural PA Symbols, Garbage Bag Watershed Experiment, Focus on Habitat, Wild Trout Habitat, What's Wild?, State Fish Art Contest, Best Baits for Brookies  
Minimum grade level: ES-HS  

Popular Sport-fishes of Pennsylvania FACT SHEET
How, where and when to catch them.  
Minimum grade level: MS  

Quillback Carpsucker PDF ONLY
Introduction to the quillback carpsucker.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Seasons of a Trout FACT SHEET
Life cycle of a wild trout.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

The Sunfish Family PDF ONLY
Overview of the sunfish family.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Sunfish Family Tree PDF ONLY
Family tree of Pennsylvania sunfish.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

This Fish Has a Scale to Tell FACT SHEET
Activity sheet on aging fish scales. Includes brief intro to factors that influence growth of fish, and how PFBC uses age & growth information. Scale must be aged.  
Minimum grade level: ES-MS  

Trout Identification FACT SHEET
Identification of brook, brown, rainbow, golden rainbow trout.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Water Temperature and Fish (SMART Angler's Notebook) WEB ONLY
Shows the range of water temperatures that different species of fish can live in.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

What's Your Fish IQ? FACT SHEET
Identification worksheet. Includes color illustrations of 24 different Pennsylvania fish, which must be labeled. Excellent for those who already know some fish names.  
Minimum grade level: MS  
America's Non-game Fishes 28 Minutes
Learn about those "other fish," the little known, but colorful, non-game fishes, such as darters, minnows, and dace. Learn about their ecological link in the food chain, and how they are indicators of water quality and ecosystem health. Also see how the USFWS is working to protect and restore non-game species.  
Minimum grade level: MS  

Bigmouth Bass (A Definitive Study) 50 Minutes
Detailed documentary of the life cycle of a largemouth bass. Spectacular underwater footage. Is to bass what "Way of a Trout" is to trout.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

Coming Back: The American Shad Restoration Story --
Provides an overview of Fish and Boat Commission efforts to restore American shad and other anadromous fish to the Susquehanna and Delaware River Basins.  
Minimum grade level: MS  

Eyewitness: Fish --
Talks about the diversity of fish and the many different habitats they live in.  
Minimum grade level: MS  

Fish and Characteristics 15 Minutes
Good introduction to fish, includes information on common characteristics, fresh and saltwater fish. A little old, but loaded with good introductory information.  
Minimum grade level: ES  

From Egg to Creel: Pennsylvania's Trout 35 Minutes
Video explaining how the PFBC provides trout fishing opportunities through Trout management, Trout production and Trout fishing opportunities in Pa.  
Minimum grade level: MS-HS  

Headwaters 24 Minutes
The life of a smallmouth bass born in a headwater stream is depicted in this film. The effects of pollution on the smallmouths ability to survive is shown.  
Minimum grade level: MS  

Paddlefish: An American Treasure 59 Minutes
This video details the life cycle of paddlefish, describes causes of paddlefish population decline. This is a long video, but includes a lot of good information on this secretive fish.  
Minimum grade level: HS  

Sturgeon: Ancient Survivors of the Deep 57 Minutes
The story of the Sturgeon.  
Minimum grade level: MS  

Way of a Trout 28 Minutes
Shows the life of a native rainbow trout from egg to creel and its release. Emphasis is placed on predators that reduce the numbers of trout in the stream and mans choice of either keeping or releasing the fish.  
Minimum grade level: ES  
EDUCATION RESOURCES CATALOG – CATEGORIES
Amphibians & Reptiles Aquatic Habitat Boating & Water Safety Conservation
Critters Ethics Fish Fishing
Fishing & Boating (where-to) PA Fish & Boat Commission Pollution Water & Wetlands
Catalog Index
PublicationsEducationPDF Help
Bottom navigation bar
Copyright Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
click for Commonwealth of PA website click for list of PA state agencies click for PA online services Get your fishing license Register/title a boat Web Policies Site Map Contact Us PFBC Home Page