A Week of Sharks - Middle School activities

Grade Levels
7th - 8th
Formats Included
  • Google Drive™ folder
56 pages
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Celebrate Shark Week with your middle schoolers! 5 days of lesson plans, activities, worksheets, and more to learn about the amazing world of sharks.

You'll receive a google folder with lesson plans for all 5 days and all worksheets and all activities you need for each day.

Day 1:

  • complete lesson plans
  • Infographic on shark attacks
  • Fact or fiction google form
  • Fact or fiction slide show
  • anatomy of a shark worksheet (printable and digital with answer keys)

Day 2:

  • complete lesson plans
  • shark research group activity with graphic organizer and suggested research questions

Day 3:

  • complete lesson plans
  • Picture walk of different shark species
  • worksheet to accompany picture walk with answer key
  • graphing activity with answer key
  • map activity with answer key

Day 4:

  • complete lesson plans
  • food chain slide show to learn the vocabulary of food chains
  • food chain group activity with 20 different organisms to create a class food chain (each organism has its own niche described on an individual card)
  • worksheet to accompany the class activity

Day 5:

  • complete lesson plans
  • shark food web pixel reveal digital worksheet with answer key
  • shark crossword puzzle worksheet with answer key

This activity is suitable for middle school students and addressing NGSS MS LS2-5, LS2.

Total Pages
56 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems. Emphasis is on predicting consistent patterns of interactions in different ecosystems in terms of the relationships among and between organisms and abiotic components of ecosystems. Examples of types of interactions could include competitive, predatory, and mutually beneficial.
Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem. Emphasis is on describing the conservation of matter and flow of energy into and out of various ecosystems, and on defining the boundaries of the system. Assessment does not include the use of chemical reactions to describe the processes.


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