Shark Sizes

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In this graphing exercise (page 2 of the pdf), learners compare their own height to the length of various sharks. This activity can be used in conjunction with any of the Classroom Activity Guides about sharks (Shark Explorations and Shark Discovery) created by Aquarium of the Bay. [Activity is publicly available through a web crawler capture on]

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per student)


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
    • Human Body
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Representation
    • Measurement
      • Units of Measurement
      • Size and Scale

Informal Categories

  • Animals
  • Nature and Environment


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards:

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Access Rights:

  • Free access



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