Shark Week YouTube Video Guide


This TED-Ed Why Are Sharks so Awesome | Shark Week YouTube Video Guide challenges students to explore the fascinating world of sharks, from their revered status in native cultures to their role as apex predators in marine ecosystems. Learn about the unique biological traits that have allowed sharks to thrive for over 400 million years, such as their cartilaginous skeletons and specialized hunting adaptations like electrosensory organs and thermoregulation. Discover the diverse forms and functions of shark teeth and their critical sensory capabilities that make them formidable hunters. Reflect on the challenges sharks face due to overfishing and the importance of their conservation.

Note: This YouTube Guide is meant to accompany the viewing of this Free YouTube video here titled “Why are sharks so awesome? – Tierney Thys”

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Tips for using this TedEd Shark Week YouTube Video Guide in your classroom:

    • Print one, double-sided TedEd Shark Week YouTube Video Guide for each student
    • Preview the next question on the YouTube guide as you complete each one, this can help students pay attention to important upcoming events.
    • Pause at the times designated on the YouTube guide, encourage students to debate, discuss and talk about their ideas before writing their answers.
    • Discourage students from simply copying answers.
    • Randomly choose a student to share their answer and defend it if necessary.
    • If time allows, feel free to rewind and show important parts of the clip again for additional analysis.
    • On average, this YouTube guide will require about 15~20 minutes per episode

This .zip file includes:

    • An Answer Key w/ CCSS Alignment (PDF – 2 Pages)
    • A Student Movie Guide (PDF – 2 Pages)
    • A PDF with link to a Google Slides version (8 Slides)
    • Admin Movie Request, CCSS alignment, Permission Slip (2 Pages)

Google Classroom | Google Slide | Tips:

    • Click on the link included in the PDF titled “Google Slides Version” and save a copy of the file to your Google Drive/Classroom
    • Create an assignment for your students
    • If you are using this resource for multiple classes and want to separate responses by class, create multiple copies of the Google Slides version with file names such as [Title]ClassPeriod[2] and then create assignments

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Get a feel for these movie guides and see if this resource is right for you. I ask questions that require students to ‘live’ on the higher levels of Bloom’s taxonomy.

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