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Streamlined sharks

This exciting activity asks students to investigate the relationship between shape and water resistance.

Broadcast on Thu 8 Nov 2018
  • 45 mins
  • Ages 7-11, Ages 11-14

1. Introduction (5 mins)

The session will open with a welcome from Jamie and a brief introduction to the expedition.

2. Subject knowledge (10 mins)

Jamie will explain some of the reasons that sharks have hardly changed in 100 million years and will go on to pose questions for students to reflect on about what would make the ultimate coral animal. At this point you can distribute resources to students and they can begin dividing up the modelling clay, ensuring each piece has the same mass.

3. Activity time (15 mins)

Jamie will begin demonstrating the activity, students can follow along in real-time. During this time, you can submit your students’ questions via the Live chat.

4. Q&A and conclusion (15 mins)

After completing the activity Jamie will answer some of the questions students have submitted before suggesting other Coral Live activities you might like to try.


Coral Live 2018 Jamie Buchanan Dunlop

Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop

Executive Director, Encounter Edu

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