Sharky's Adventure (1st - 2nd)

by  Aquarium of the Pacific

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Sharks are cool! And the more you know about them, the more amazing they are. Did you know that sharks come in all shapes and sizes and some can be as big as a city bus? Join Sharky as he goes on an adventure to learn what sharks eat, how they find their food and what their skin feels like in this exciting class. As Sharky explores the world of sharks, students will gain a better appreciation for these magnificent predators!

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About This Program


Multipoint: $150.00


45-50 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 1, 2Public Library: Library Patrons

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Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

Booking Information

Program Availability from June 21 - July 30 is Mondays and Fridays 8-9am and 10-12:30pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8-12:30pm, and Wednesdays 8-9am and 11-12:30pm. Starting August 2nd through August 13 programs will only be available from 2-4pm weekdays, except on Tuesdays .from 3-4pm. Contact us if you are looking at other days and times. Thank you!

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

There is no charge to cancel or reschedule your videoconference more than 48 hours prior to your confirmed date and time. If you cancel your program within 48 hours of the confirmed date of the videoconference session, you will be charged for the full price of the program. Inclement weather, technological problems on our end, and any other uncontrollable factors will be taken into account.

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Aquarium of the Pacific

Long Beach, CA
United States

The Aquarium of the Pacific is a non-profit organization located in Long Beach, CA. Our mission is to instill a sense of wonder, respect and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants and ecosystems by involving the community and the region in engaging, entertaining, educational and empowering exhibits and programs on the Pacific Ocean and the lives of its people.

James Stewart

Program Details


Sharky, our large costume character, will lead us through this program as we explore sharks and their adaptations. This class will include the following:
1. A class brainstorm about sharks
2. Shark size activity
3. Shark teeth exploration
4. Shark drawing activity with emphasis on adaptations and shark senses
5. Shark conservation discussion
6. Question and answer session


Students will:
- discuss, and debate with evidence, the characteristics and adaptations that make a shark a shark
- share observations with peers, chaperones, or an Aquarium educator
- ask questions and make observations about sharks and rays using pictures/Videos and shark artifacts
- compare and contrast shark sizes and teeth by observing jaws and pictures

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Science (grades 1-2)
Science as inquiry
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry

Physical Science
Properties of objects and materials
Position and motion of objects

Life Science
The characteristics of organisms
Organisms and their environments

Science and Technology
Abilities of technical design
Understanding about science and technology

Science in personal and Social Perspectives
Characteristics and changes in populations

State Standards

California science standards

1.a. Students know objects can be described in terms of the materials they are made of (e.g., clay, cloth, paper) and their physical properties (e.g., color, size, shape, weight, texture, flexibility, attraction to magnets, floating, sinking).

2.a. Students know how to observe and describe similarities and differences in the appearance and behavior of plants and animals (e.g., seed-bearing plants, birds, fish, insects).

2.b. Students know stories sometimes give plants and animals attributes they do not really have.

4.c. Describe the relative position of objects by using one reference (e.g., above or below).

4.e. Communicate observations orally and through drawings.

Grade 1:
1.a. Students know different plants and animals inhabit different kinds of environments and have external features that help them thrive in different kinds of places.

2.b. Students know both plants and animals need water, animals need food, and plants need light.

2.c. Students know animals eat plants or other animals for food and may also use plants or even other animals for shelter and nesting.

4.d. Describe the relative position of objects by using two references (e.g., above and next to, below and left of).

Grade 2:
2.c. Students know many characteristics of an organism are inherited from the parents. Some characteristics are caused or influenced by the environment.

2.d. Students know there is variation among individuals of one kind within a population.

4.g. Follow oral instructions for a scientific investigation.