It's Shark Week!

Not really...but it got your attention, right?

Once upon a time, a really long time ago, hubs and I went on a grand adventure and lived in Florida for two years. We lived 11 miles from the beach and we went every weekend. We particularly liked South Ponte Vedra Beach.


No crowds.
Basically, we would sometimes be the only people for miles.


One of my favorite things to do on the beach was walk and pick up.....

SHARK TEETH!

I am not kidding. We found ten tons of shark teeth laying in the sand, right there on that beach.

If it's shark week for you this blog post will give you some ideas! Includes tips and resources that will help you make it a great study of sharks. #STEM #elementary

I know that doesn't look like ten tons. But it is about 300 little teeth. We keep them in that little jar. Just look at all the different sizes!

Those tiny ones were the hardest to find and I usually found them by sifting sand through my fingers.

So, how big is the big one? Take a look at the dime in the photo for a size comparison.

Take a look at the third one from the left in the row. Can you see the serrated edge of that tooth? Oh my, it looks like the edge of a saw!

Did we ever go swimming?

Now, in case you are wondering about the swimming in the Atlantic Beach oceans.....
we probably didn't do much of that! I grew up watching Jaws. Just sayin'....

Somehow, I always think of that scene from the movie where the girl is in the ocean and you hear that music.......

Now, most scientists will tell you that sharks do not purposely attack humans. In fact, it is said that sharks don't like the taste of humans. I would love to know how that was proven.

Anyhow, kids love reading about sharks and this resource is the perfect idea for you! You will have your kids reading and practicing their non-fiction text features at the same time. Win-win!

But, first let's take a look at a poster set that comes in the resource:

If it's shark week for you this blog post will give you some ideas! Includes tips and resources that will help you make it a great study of sharks. #STEM #elementary

The posters have trivia about different sharks. Did you know that sharks do not have a skeleton? Wouldn't that be fun for kids to research and maybe draw diagrams of the internal workings of a shark?

Did you know the Mako shark swims 50 miles per hour? Fifty miles an hour! Oh my goodness! I also read that the Mako cruises at 35 mph just for normal swimming. So, next time you are driving through your neighborhood think about that!

Did you know the woobegong shark cannot swim very well?  Since it can't swim it just lays on the bottom until something swims close enough and then it leaps up and eats it! Surprise!

Task Cards

This set of task cards is now my all time favorite thing I have ever created. The magazine pages with reading selections are precious! 
If it's shark week for you this blog post will give you some ideas! Includes tips and resources that will help you make it a great study of sharks. #STEM #elementary

I had great fun making this set and learned so much! Your kids will love the task cards that go with the magazine pages, too!

If it's shark week for you this blog post will give you some ideas! Includes tips and resources that will help you make it a great study of sharks. #STEM #elementary

Who doesn't love sharks? You can find this resource in two places:





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