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Secrets of Sharks’ Skin: 05 Data and Denticles

In this lesson, the class will compare the Lesson 3 data from each team. After discussing the results as a class, the students should conclude that the size of their Sharklet pattern and the spacing of their puffy paint matters more than the shape of their pattern. This leads to a discussion of how the Sharklet film works to prevent the growth of bacteria. The lesson and the unit wrap up by considering how the pattern of shark denticles benefits sharks’ survival.

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