Sharks

Nature

Level: 1

Requirements

  • On what day of Creation Week were sharks created?
  • What is the study of sharks called?
  • Identify from pictures or personal observation 10 species of sharks.
  • Draw a shark and identify the following shark parts:
    • 1st dorsal fin
    • 2nd dorsal fin
    • Pectoral fin
    • Pelvic fin
    • Anal fin
    • Caudal fin
    • Gill openings
    • Spine
    • Eye
    • Snout
    • Nostril
    • Mouth
  • Explain the shark sensory system: Smell, Sight, Taste, Hearing, Touch, Electroreception.
  • Name the largest member of the shark family and its maximum adult size.
  • Name the most aggressive member of the shark family.
  • Name the predators of the Great White Shark.
  • Explain the shark breeding habits.
  • How do sharks give birth?
  • Discuss with a group the following:
    • How to be safe when you are in a shark’s natural environment
    • Misconceptions of sharks
    • Dangers of sharks
  • Do two of the following activities:
    • Take a trip to a local aquarium and learn about the shark’s daily feeding schedule and habits.
    • Watch a documentary about sharks and identify how sharks hurt and benefit humans.
    • Visit a natural history museum and observe how sharks are displayed within their ecosystem.
    • Create a display of 10 photos and information about sharks, including significant information learned in this honor.
    • Create a game that assists others in learning about sharks. You may model the game after popular card or board games.


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