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  • 1. Brittanie Mee<br />Grade 3 Webquest: Sharks<br />Objective: To introduce a unit on sharks, and to get the students some basic information and fun facts about sharks.<br />1. www.sharkinformation.org<br />Click on “facts” in blue bar at top of page, and then on “view all shark facts” about halfway down the page.<br />
    • How long have sharks been on the Earth?
    • 2. How many teeth may a shark use in a lifetime?
    • 3. How much of a sharks brain is dedicated to its sense of smell?
    2. http://www.sharks.org.za/<br />Click on “Senses” in the bar at the top of the page.<br />
    • Where are sharks taste buds located?
    • 4. Do sharks see in color?
    3. http://www.kidzone.ws/sharks/facts.htm<br />Click on #7 “shark babies.”<br />
    • What are baby sharks called?
    • 5. Name the 3 ways baby sharks are born:
    • 6. How many babies can a shark have at a time?
    4. www.sharks.org<br />Click on “Species” in the black bar at the top of the page.<br />
    • Choose one of the following species, and describe the habitat and size of the your chosen specie (Nurse Shark, Tiger Shark, Bull Shark, or Blacktip Shark):
    5. http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/animals/creaturefeature/great-white-shark/<br />Watch the Video by clicking on “video & sound” in the bar under “Creature Features”:<br />
    • What’s the most a Great White can weigh?
    • 7. How fast can a Great White swim?
    Click on “Map” in the green bar:<br />
    • In which ocean or oceans do Great White sharks live?
    6. http://www.npca.org/marine_and_coastal/marine_wildlife/sharks.html<br />
    • Some species of shark can smell a drop of blood in ________________________drops of seawater.
    • 8. Sharks can find prey by following the __________________________ that animals emit.
    7. http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/top-10-weird-sharks/<br />Scroll down the page and click the “Mysterries of the Hammerhead Shark” clip and watch it.<br />
    • How long ago do scientists believe Hammerhead Sharks first appeared?
    • 9. How many species of Hammerhead sharks are there?
    8. http://dsc.discovery.com/sharks/shark-facts.html<br />Scroll down the page and click on “Top 100 Shark Facts: 20-11” on the right side of the page.<br />
    • Sharks move like __________________.
    • 10. Sharks are especially susceptible to the moon's control of __________________________.
    9. http://www.sdnhm.org/kids/sharks/anatomy.html<br />Locate the numbers on the picture of the shark to learn the name of each shark part…<br />
    • What is the name of the part labeled #5?
    • 11. What is the name of the shark part labeled #12?
    • 12. What is the name of the shark part labeled #6?
    10. http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/sharks.htm<br />Scroll down the page and click on “zoom sharks”<br />
    • Do sharks have bones?
    • 13. What are sharks’ skeletons made of?
    Click on “shark extremes”<br />
    • Which shark is the deepest diver? How deep does it dive?
    • 14. Which shark has the strongest bite?
    Answer Sheet<br />
    • 400 million years (long before dinosaurs - 20,000 – 2/3
    • 15. Throughout its mouth (not its tongue like humans) – Yes
    • 16. Pups - Eggs are laid (like birds), Eggs hatch inside the mother and then are born, pup sharks grow inside the mother and then are born (like humans) - 1 to 100, depending on the type of shark.
    • 17. Answers will vary dependent on the student’s choices.
    • 18. Up to 5,000 pounds – Up to 43 miles per hour – Pacific, Atlantic, & Indian
    • 19. One million – Electrical impulses
    • 20. 120 million years ago – 9
    • 21. Airplanes – Ocean Tides
    • 22. First Dorsal Fin – Pectoral Fin – Countershading
    • 23. No – Cartilage – Portuguese Shark - 9,000 feet – The Dusky Shark