On Wednesday, Year 6 took part in a BBC Live Science lesson which focused on the adaptations and classifications of sharks. This thirty-minute live lesson, hosted by Steve Backshall, had learning activities for the children to engage with too. One of the tasks required them to correctly identify a shark using a dichotomous key. There was an opportunity to send in questions to be answered live, unfortunately, none of our questions were selected but please see a selection of them below:
- I’ve heard that if you punch a shark in the nose, they recoil from you. What senses do they have that cause this to happen? – Eliza
- Which shark is the rarest? – Keerit
- What gives sharks their colour? – Adam
- Why are sharks not allowed to stop swimming – Ajay
- Is half of the shark’s brain always sleeping? – Isaac
- Why can’t sharks be herbivores? – Micah
This lesson on classification and species provided the children with a warm-up for the work that they will do in their science lessons in the Summer Term.