Sharks are one of the most fascinating creatures in the ocean. They come in different shapes and sizes and inhabit various oceans around the world.
Learning about sharks can be an exciting way to introduce students to various science concepts. You can incorporate lessons on biology, ecology, and geography as you teach them about different sharks and the oceans they come from. You can talk about sharks' adaptations to survive in their respective environments. You can also discuss how factors such as water temperature, depth, and salinity affect the distribution of sharks worldwide.
By incorporating creativity into your lessons, you can make the learning process fun and memorable. So, get ready to dive into the fascinating world of sharks with your students!
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Printable & Activity Objectives
Age: 7 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Writing and colour pencils
In this activity, your child will learn and research about different species of sharks and the five oceans around the world where they can be found.
It will help your child or student:
Identify different species of sharks and describe their physical characteristics.
Familiarise themselves with various oceans and understand the different environmental factors that affect shark habitats.
Learn about different adaptations sharks have developed to survive in their respective environments.
Develop an appreciation for ocean conservation and understand the importance of protecting shark populations.
How to Get Started
Simple steps to start:
Research and find out more about the sharks, their habitats and some of the conservation issues they face like shark-finning. Here's a great introductory video by National Geographic about sharks: (Warning: Some graphic images of shark-finning in 3:40 of the video)
Here's a fun video about the "super-powers" of sharks:
Here's an interesting video about how certain species of sharks have adapted to live in mangrove forests:
Here's a comprehensive video about the (now extinct) largest shark in history:
Here's a great illustrated resource for identifying different shark species:
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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack
This printable activity pack consists of 6 creative printable worksheets for your students or children to research and find out more about sharks. Here's what it consists of:
1 Shark Anatomy Naming Activity Sheet.
4 "Prompted" Shark Species Research and Colouring Sheet.
1 Shark Species Research Template Sheet.
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