Shark Week has finally arrived, and the Wizard School crew (formerly WonderBox) is beyond excited! All week long, we’ll be learning all about these fascinating creatures. Dive into these fun Shark Week activities to understand why sharks serve such an important role in the ocean ecosystem. Before you know it, you’ll be the smartest shark around!
Learn why it’s important to save sharks
Why is it so important to save sharks? Millions of sharks are impacted by people every year. Help get the word out that overfishing is a big threat to ocean health. Learn how these predators help maintain balance in the ocean food chain. Then, make a poster telling your friends the truth about these toothy fish, and save a shark!
Discover the anatomy of a shark
Why do sharks have more than one eyelid? How many fins does a shark have? What happens when a shark loses its teeth? More importantly, how do sharks get by without any bones? Discover answers to these questions and more in the “Build a Shark” challenge on Wizard School. When you’re done, use the built-in design tools to design your own shark!
Look inside a shark’s jaw
Did you know that sharks have incredibly unique jaws and teeth? And no, it’s not just because they’re big! Visit the “Build a Shark Jaw” challenge to learn all kinds of interesting facts, then build your very own shark jaw.
Explore the ocean
If you live near the ocean, chances are you have some shark neighbors! Different types of sharks live in different kinds of ocean habitats–shallow, deep, hot, cold—all around the globe. Check out “The Ocean Depths” challenge on Wizard School to discover where certain types of sharks live, then make an ocean diagram to show what’s lurking in the waters below.
Make a food chain
Big sharks have a critical role in the oceans. They keep the whole system in balance, controlling the numbers of smaller fish, which in turn controls the amount of algae. Visit the “Make a Food Chain” challenge to learn more about how animals, plants and even the sun are connected. Then, make an ocean food chain to show how sharks impact the rest of the ocean.
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See what’s next on our Summer of Wonder calendar! Remember to share your Shark Week creations with the Wizard School crew. We can’t wait to hear from you!
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