Shark Lady Extension Activity: Create a Shark Exhibit
- Grades: 3–5
About this book
After reading the nonfiction book Shark Lady, about shark-expert Eugenie Clark, students will conduct research about sharks, then design and produce a museum exhibit showing what they have learned.
- Books about sharks
- Pictures of sharks (printed or cut from magazines)
- Poster paper
Set Up and Prepare
- Sort students into small, cooperative groups.
Step 1: Challenge cooperative groups to research information on sharks. You may want to assign student groups different species of sharks or sharks of different regions to prevent research overlap.
Step 2: Have each group design a museum exhibit based on their research. They might:
- create a fact chart about sharks.
- display pictures, photographs, and realistic models of sharks.
- make clay models of different kinds of sharks.
- conduct tours of the museum, pointing to items of special interest.
Contact an aquarium to request a sample of shark skin or a shark's tooth, or gather information about sharks to display. Children can make labels identifying each object.