We started out by watching some super neat videos on Manta Rays. There are a few from "Jonathan Bird's Big Blue World".
Here is one below you could watch:
We then moved onto our note page and folder activity page.
We designed our Manta Ray by hand (you can make a
quick pattern by hand if you need to) and label the parts
that we learned:
- Pectoral Fin
- Pelvic Fin
- Gill Slits
- Dorsal Fin
We glued the back of the Ray onto our first folder page and folded in our Pectoral Fins and folded up the long tail so it all stored nicely into the folder.
You could also view another video on sharks if there is any time left or have the kids research different sharks. I have added a free shark stationary to use for a fun addition to your writing project.
- We glued 2 standard sized pieces of yellow paper together to make a fold out.
- Then we matched up the pictures and descriptions on the Shark Descriptions printout to the box on the Shark's Teeth page.
- We then cut out Teeth based on the average size of the ones recorded to have been found.
Megalodon 7.5 inches
Great White Shark 2.25 inches
Mako Shark 2 inches
Tiger Shark 1.25 inches
Hammerhead Shark .75 inch
Enjoy and Many Blessings!
**Just a Note: Our "Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day" Research Journal Notebooking pages are not ready for purchasing or download yet.
I am sorry for any inconvenience.**