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Green Guardians


3rd, 4th, 5th


Science, Biology, English Language Arts

Resource Types

  • Game
  • Interactive Media

Regional Focus

Global, North America, United States, USA - West

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  • This Jeopardy!-style game allows students to test their knowledge about salmon, dams, and fish hatcheries. 
  • The game features nine questions in three categories, fun music, clues that will engage students with visuals and reading, and cute team mascots. 
Teaching Tips


  • This game is a fun way to test student knowledge, especially after completing a lesson about fish, salmon, dams, or fisheries.
  • Students will enjoy the detailed clues and ability to work in groups for this game. 

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students will be more prepared for this game after they have completed The Story of Nimbus Fish Hatchery or after learning about the flooding in Sacramento in the 1800s and the Nimbus and Folsom dams in California.
  • Students with physical disabilities or reading differences may need assistance or a bonus to their score for the timing aspect of the game.
  • You can have students mute the sound if it is distracting.


  • Connections can be made in science classes discussing the life cycles of animals, the sources of different foods, or the engineering solutions required to resolve issues created by dams.
  • Social studies classes could use this game to learn about how human society impacts the environment. 
  • This game can be played in one-on-one matchups or with larger teams, depending on classroom culture. 
  • As an extension, have students create their own questions and clues about a related topic.
Scientist Notes
This interactive resource from Green Guardians is a Jeopardy!-style quiz game that tests students' knowledge of a salmon’s life. Presented are three categories with three questions in each about salmon, dams, and the Nimbus Fish Hatchery. This is a fun activity that can be played by up to five students or groups at a time. Each question has four multiple-choice answers. This resource is informative and is in a familiar game-show format that all students should enjoy. This resource is recommended for teaching.
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • 5-ESS3-1 Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
    • LS4: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
      • 3-LS4-3 Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Language (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.3 Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
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