🆕 Spring into virtual learning and go on an ocean egg hunt with us. When Shark Baby’s egg case is torn loose in a storm, he goes on a journey across kelp forests, coral reefs, and seagrass meadows. He needs to find the “mermaid” to find out where he belongs. Will he find his way back? Read along with us to find out.
We read this fictional story aloud with your students and then engage in a learning segment to help build critical thinking skills, promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, STEM engagement, and reading comprehension.
A special thanks to Arbordale Publishing for making this lesson possible.
- Recommended for Ages (Grades): 5–9 (K–3rd)
- Format: Interactive Video Lesson 🖥( It's easy to connect )
- Duration: 🕔 25 mins
Research Connection: Sharks and Rays Conservation Research Program
Objectives: Students will learn about ocean habitats and the diversity of animals in them. Students will learn about shark characteristics and the difference between egg-laying sharks and sharks that give birth to live young. Students will also use literacy and reading comprehension skills.
- 4 min - Shark Emoji (shark diversity guessing game)
- 8 min - The story of Shark Baby
- 7 min - Sharky quiz (reading comprehension and STEM engagement)
- ~6 min - Open Questions and Answers
- Total time: 🕔 25 mins
Extra media featuring Mote research and partners
The following media can be used before or after your live virtual field trip with Mote to enhance the lesson.
Alignment to Standards
Subject AreasLife Sciences
Ocean Literacy PrinciplesOLP #5 The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystemsOLP #6 The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected
National StandardsELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.RL.5 -- Reading: LiteratureEarth Space Science Progression -- ESS2C K-2 -- Next Generation ScienceEarth Space Science Progression -- ESS3A K-2 -- Next Generation ScienceLife Science Progression -- LS1A K-2 -- Next Generation ScienceLife Science Progression -- LS1B K-2 -- Next Generation ScienceLife Science Progression -- LS1D K-2 -- Next Generation ScienceLife Science Progression -- LS4D K-2 -- Next Generation Science
- A full list of alignment to core and NGSS standards is available from Arbordale - https://www.arbordalepublishing.com/Standards_by_title.php?state=CR&t=138