Create your own Shark Week! Check out the resources below to learn more about sharks and their teeth in the James River and Chesapeake Bay.  Some of these links talk about finding sharks teeth along beaches, if you do venture out, please pay attention to current restrictions. Many beaches are closed and our public spaces can only be used for exercise. Practice social distancing and stay safe!

This doesn’t mean you can’t have shark week at home! Parents – share photos or videos of your child’s shark week with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Shark teeth at the Science Museum of Virginia
Planet Shark: Predator or Prey is showing at the Science Museum of Virginia from May 28  to September 5, 2022.

Shark teeth at the Living Museum
Learn more about Sharks at the Virginia Living Museum’s website.

Sharks of Virginia
Visit VIMS’ website to learn more about sharks found in Virginia.

Shark teeth at Virginia State Parks
Did you know you could hunt for fossils at Virginia State Parks?

Shark teeth identification guide
PDF of common shark teeth found in Virginia and Maryland.


 Shark Crafts

Create your own shark book

National Geographic Shark Week worksheet

Shark Bingo

Printable Shark Matching Game

Royal Baloo Shark Unit Printable

Mini Shark Pack Printable Pack

Why Don’t Sharks Sink?

Easy and fun experiment to show kids how sharks float.

Recycling Sharks

The “Recycling Sharks” comic adventures was released on the Virginia Public Media Science Matters website and on Science Matters Facebook in 2021