ABQ BioPark Shark Discovery Day 2014

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Introduction

Shark Discovery  Webquest 

Jump into our Shark Discovery WebQuest and explore the mysterious world of sharks!

 * Bring your poster to  Shark Discovery Day at the ABQ BioPark Aquarium on July 26 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. to recieve a 'jawsome' pin and certificate!*

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Task

Imagine that you work at the ABQ BioPark Aquarium.  It is your job to create a display for the shark tank that will promote shark conservation.  Your display will help visitors discover the amazing truth about sharks and their importance to our oceans! 
 
 
 

 

Process

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First Steps -  Before you create your display, brush up on your shark expertise! Check out these websites, games, and videos to find out more about sharks, and shark conservation. 

       Shark Basics:  

      Sharks and Humans:  


Next Steps - Challenge yourself! Test your knowledge with these quizzes to see if you are a shark genius.  http://www.supportoursharks.com/en/Education/Shark_Quiz.htm#Anchor


Final Product - Your final product will be a display poster for the aquarium that teaches about sharks and shark conservation. Find more details in the Evaluation section coming up next.  

Evaluation

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Final Product:  After you have reviewed your shark information you will be creating a display poster to leave at the aquarium.  Your poster will help us teach about sharks and shark conservation!

Logistics:  

  • Posters are no longer being accepted at the Aquarium - share yourws with your family or class and spread the word about sharks!  

Your display should have:

  • A catchy shark conservation message or slogan
  • Eye-catching graphics or pictures
  • Information about sharks and their importance to ocean ecosystems
  • A clear connection to the theme of sharks and shark conservation
  • Dimensions that are no larger than 22" X 28" 

Your display should NOT have:

  • Your personal information 
  • Copied and pasted or copyright protected images or text 
  • Spelling mistakes or inappropriate language


Extra Help:  More information and some inspiration to get you started -

Conclusion

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Thank you for taking the time to complete this webquest and learn more about sharks! To dive deeper check out:  

Don't forget to check out the ABQ BioPark webpage to find out more about seeing sharks and other fantastic animals and plants in person!