The Mysterious Lemon Shark: Eating Their Own – Distance Learning

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Sharks have long fascinated the human consciousness, if Shark Week is any indication, they still do. Scientists continue to learn more about this mysterious species but as they do, new questions arise. Recently, researchers have been mystified by the usually benign Lemon Shark. It seems that the Lem…

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Description

Sharks have long fascinated the human consciousness, if Shark Week is any indication, they still do. Scientists continue to learn more about this mysterious species but as they do, new questions arise. Recently, researchers have been mystified by the usually benign Lemon Shark. It seems that the Lemons in the area of Bimini have been consuming smaller members of their own species! Your students can join scientists as they endeavor to discover why this mysterious phenomenon is taking place.

Format:

– Fillable PDF for easy digital sharing or printing

– Research links embedded for quick access (National Geographic YouTube video (4:13))

– Short answer and extension activity

– Answer key included

Suggested Teaching Methods:

1. Pair students to watch and answer questions together.

2. Watch the video as a class, then assign questions as a follow-up activity.

3. Assign each student a question(s) to answer and share.

4. Use as a lesson plan for a substitute teacher.

5. Utilize as an extra credit or homework activity for a related topic lesson.

Student Outcomes:

1. Students will learn the basics of Lemon Shark nursery habits.

2. Students will understand the effects of tides on marine predators.

3. Students will reason the causes and effects of cannibalism among shark species.

Teaching Time

About 20-30 minutes

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Students using Chromebooks should download the free Chrome app DocHub.

It saves their work in the PDF as they work and has great sharing options including Google Classroom

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