Mrs. Baker's Second Grade Class
Pine Tree Elementary School
Longview, Texas

During our study of sharks, students read many non-fiction books, watched various videos, and utilized many interesting web pages about sharks. Each student chose a shark to research, wrote a report, and illustrated the report utilizing different art media. (Due to district benchmark testing and Christmas program practice, time was limited for students to engage in a more elaborate project.) Through their research, students learned how sharks keep our oceans clean by eating garbage and how they keep other fish from overpopulating the oceans.

Below are some of our illustrations and written reports.  Please visit our web site to more of our class work.

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We used these resources for our research.

Sand Sharks
 by: Savannah

Did you know sand sharks have denticals on their skin? Sand sharks eat other sharks. The live in the Pacific Ocean because it is warm there. Sand sharks are a little bit bigger than actual knives. Their sense of smell and eyesight are super good. Sand sharks are always hungry.

Sand Shark

Thresher Sharks
by: Allen

Did you know the largest Thresher shark is over eighteen feet long? Thresher sharks eat birds and fish and can swim around the world. Thresher sharks can feel vibrations from prey. They are as big as a boat and as fast as a tiger shark. They have very good hearing and they can feel vibrations to catch their prey.

Thresher Shark

Tiger Sharks
 by: Ryan

Do you know why Tiger sharks are called Tiger sharks? It is because they have stripes on them like a tiger. Tiger sharks will eat other sharks and many other things. They swim fast. Tiger sharks have a dorsal fin because if they didnít they would flip over. We have to always watch out for Tiger sharks.

Tiger Shark

Hammerhead Sharks
 by: Raven

Did you know Hammerhead sharks close there eyes when they bite into prey? They have two dorsal fins. Hammerhead sharks attack humans. They can see far away because they have great eyesight. Some hammerhead sharks are as gray as fog. Hammerhead sharks move their head from side to side so they can pick up smells. Always be very nice to sharks.

Hammerhead Sharks

TEKS covered by this project:

LA 2.12 A. TLW identify relevant questions for inquiry.

D. TLW use multiple sources to locate information that addresses the questions.

G. TLW demonstrate learning through displays

H. TLW draw conclusions from information gathered.

LA 2.20 C. TLW take simple notes form relevant sources

D. TLW compile notes into reports.

Science 2.9 A.TLW identify the external characteristics of different kinds of animals that allow their needs to be met.

B. TLW compare and give examples of the ways living organisms depend on each other and on their environments.



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