How Are They Alike and Different?

PROGRAM GOALS Practice your student’s critical thinking skills, while they learn about Fort Wayne Observe Children’s blacktip reef sharks and fish. Sharks and fish may many similarities, but each of them has their own unique characteristics. See below for a variety of and sharks questions to engage your students even further: Compare and contrast based What are some differences you notice between a and fish? on their How does sharks and fish look alike? observations How do they maintain their buoyancy?

GRADES What do they eat? 4th to 6th Where do you think they live? Do people like to eat them? MATERIALS Do they have to swim all of the time? Pencils What is their made of? Clipboards

How do they breathe in the ? STANDARDS Have students write down the differences and similarities between a blacktip reef SCI.5.3.1 shark and fish in the Venn Diagram. As your child is completing the worksheet, SCI.6.3.1 share some fantastic information about sharks and fish below. For an extra RECOMMENDED challenge, have your child compare fish with a different shark! Be on the lookout ASSESSMENT for the fish and observe their characteristics at the zoo! Share your lessons with Check students’ the Fort Wayne Children’ Zoo. Tag #fwkidszoo or email @kidszoo.org to papers for express how you used these supplemental activities! completion Fun Facts: Answer : Sharks are classified as fish too. The tropical fish have internal made of ossified bones, while the shark’s skeleton is made of . The tropical fish comes in a wide variety of shapes and the reflect how they hide, find or mate. All fish breathe with , where the oxygenated water passes over the gills and the move into the . Lastly, the tiny sensors called on the shark’s snout, which detect the weak electrical fields given off by every – for example, a buried in sand.

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Sharks vs. Fish

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