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Sensational Sharks Grades 3rd-5th

Sharks are one of the most popular predators in the ocean. Learn how these amazing animals use their senses, teeth, and other adaptations to survive during our Sensational Sharks video and activities.

Grey Reef Shark dark blue background

Credit: Ken Kurtis/Aquarium of the Pacific

In this kit students will record their observations as they watch the Shark Lagoon webcam and explore shark diversity. Discover the role sharks play in ocean food webs and why conservation is essential for a healthy ocean.


  • Supports the Following Next Generation Science Standards:
    • 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
    • 4-LS1-1 Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
    • 4-LS1-2 Use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways.
    • 5-ESS3-1 Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
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