I have a Pinterest Board dedicated to this unit study called Under The Sea Science, where I post lots of great activities to go along with the theme each week. Please check it out and join us over on Pinterest! 🙂
Last season on A Mermaid Minute, Mermaid Linden made a wonderful episode about Carribean Reef Sharks. Paprika (9) has REALLY been wanting to study sharks ever since Mermaid Linden mentioned at the Fair that Sharks are her favorite sea creature.
So, that was the jumping…errrr…diving off point for our science study this week! Here is the Mermaid Minute episode, if you’d like to check it out:
Isn’t that amazing?!
So – this week, I took the girls to The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA to their Shark Lagoon Exhibit! Here they are lined up mid-trip on a bench, right before we went to pet some sharks! Eek!
To get ready for the trip, we read The Magic School Bus: The Great Shark Escape!
It’s a fun little chapter book that explains a few things about Sharks. My girls love the Magic School Bus, so the book series is a big hit around here!
Since this week is Halloween (!!!) – we’ve been busy with lots of fun Fall festivites. So, in terms of actually doing activities surrounding the Shark Unit – I was pretty slacker about it. I pinned a lot more on Pinterest than I actually did! (Ain’t that the truth?!) I decided it would be more fun (and easier on me, truthfully) to actually go see sharks at The Aquarium and let the exhibits teach us about sharks!
Our view of the Shark Tank today – Talk about scare week for Halloween! 🙂
We spent a long time talking to a naturalist at the Aquarium – she had so many great things to tell us about endangered sea life – not just sharks!
The girls are really comfortable petting the marine life in the touch tanks. Paprika (9) made friends with this sweet little stingray! They also petted lots of sharks (friendly to human ones!), and and lots of other sea life!
So, that was our little Unit Study this week for Under The Sea Science – Sharks!
I hope you are having a wonderful week. I’ll be back soon with more on our exciting Halloween week! Have a great and a safe one!
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