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STEM Unit: Life Science - Sharks

Stem Sharks

This unit engages students in a study of the Great White Shark’s return to Cape Cod. Students will use multiple sources of information to understand the sharks life cycle, traits that led to their success as a species, how they have adapted over time, and how habitat change on Cape Cod has allowed them to thrive. Students will create data driven graphs on seal and shark populations and analyze trends to form an argument as to how changes in the waters around the Cape affect the ability of sharks to live in that habitat. Students integrate the information they learned to create a product that increases Shark “Awareness” to be shared with our local community.