Students explore shark diversity by matching drawings of shark teeth to drawings of the sharks themselves.
3 - 5
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Sharks are among the most ancient species on Earth. Today there are more than 350 different species. Nearly all sharks are meat-eaters and eat a variety of fish and other sea creatures. A shark’s eating habits determine the shape and size of its teeth.
Extending the Learning
Have students debate the proposition: Sharks should be protected. Assign students roles such as scientist, environmentalist, doctor, restaurateur, fisherman, and beachgoer. Have students research the issue looking for information that supports their positions. Ask them to prepare their arguments and then debate the issue.
What You’ll Need
Materials You Provide
- Internet Access: Required
- Tech Setup: 1 computer per classroom, Projector, Speakers
- Plug-Ins: Flash
- Large-group instruction
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National Geographic Program
Special thanks to the National Geographic Museum
May 11, 2023
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