Understanding Megalodon’s life history is critical to improving our knowledge of evolution and living shark conservation. Throughout the Megalodon Educator’s Guide you will learn about Megalodon and gain ideas regarding how to integrate the Megalodon exhibit into your classroom activities.
A diverse array of activities is discussed in this guide, encompassing subjects within the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines and in non-STEM fields. These STEM fields include: anatomy, chemistry, earth sciences, geology, life sciences, mathematics, marine biology, physics, and physiology. Non-STEM subjects covered include: anthropology, economics, English, geography, history, and the social sciences.
Numerous extension ideas are mentioned throughout the Educators Guide, providing opportunities for age appropriate adaptations and/or the further elaboration of key activities. All activities have been correlated to the National Science Education Standards at the K-4, 5-8, and 9-12 grade levels. A list of potentially helpful books and website references are included. Vocabulary covered in the Megalodon Educators Guide is listed with scientific definitions that are generally appropriate for K-12 grade levels.