In this program, Mote Marine Laboratory will present a media-rich lesson on sharks.
1. Shark Emoji, shark diversity guessing game and prior knowledge (KWL) (5 minutes)
2. The story of Swimming With Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark (10 minutes)
3. Creative Minds, help answer a few questions about the story and about shark scientist (5 minutes)
4. Questions and Answers (5-10 minutes)
Participants will use collaborative technologies to connect with others and contribute to the conversation through voice, audio, and chat.
Participants will use literacy, reading, and writing comprehension skills to complete various simulated scientific journaling exercises.
Participants will develop an appreciation for the adaptations, behaviors, and diversity of sharks and other marine life by completing a simple shark anatomy activity together.
Participants will compare the careers of Dr. Eugenie Clark as a pioneer of ocean exploration to those of other women currently working in STEM fields through a photo identification game.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.RL.5 -- Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.RF.3b -- Decode words with common Latin suffixes.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.RL.1 -- Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.RL.4 -- Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
A list of alignment to Common Core standards is available from Albert Whitman Co.
LAFS.K.RL.1.1, SC.2.L.16.1, SC.2.L.17.2