Sharks are creatures with a bad reputation – but they are actually smart, curious, and majestic! To help learn more about these creatures, let’s discover their life cycle in just a few short, simple steps.
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start with a black pen, and draw a wavy oval shape in the right side of your page – almost like a potato on its side.
Add a curved line to the right, and take this across to the left, add a pointed fin, and then add a shark’s tail to the back. Connect this to the original shape at the bottom.
Bring a line across from the bottom of the tail, and take this across and up.
Add small circles inside the original shape…
And connect these with small lines.
Now, add an “m” shape, rotated 90 degrees, to the bottom of this shape.
Bring the line across at the top, add a small fin, and then a small tail at the right side. Join this to the original shape with a curved line.
Add a large oval shape to the bottom of this, and draw a curved line at the side…
And then add a small circle to the left side for an eye, with a curved gill behind this, and curved lines.
Add the outline of a slightly larger shark to the left.
Add a small eye to the front of the shark…
And add a wavy line to the bottom of this, with a small oval at the bottom. Fill this with small circles inside.
Add another shark shape to the top of this, facing towards the right side.
Add a curved line down the center of this, and a row of razor-sharp teeth at the top and bottom of the jaws.
Add an eye to the top right, and then add three curved lines behind this.
Now, draw the head and front of a shark to the top of the diagram.
Add the fins and tail to create the outline of the shark.
Add a curved line down the center of this shark…
Add three curved lines to the top of this line for gills, and then add small lines to the front of this.
Add a wavy line in front of these gills, and then add a small eye shape to the bottom.
Add a row of razor-sharp teeth to the top and bottom jaws.
Use an orange pen to add arrows between each shape, connecting these.
Use a blue pen for the top of the bigger sharks, and the bodies of the smaller ones.
Use a lighter blue pen for the bottom of the larger sharks.
Now, use a purple pencil for the inside of the first shape.
Use an orange pen for the circular shapes on the first three stages…
And then name the stages, from top to bottom: “ADULT SHARK”, “EGGS”, “OVOVIPARITY”, “NEWBORN”, “YOUTH SHARK”.
And there we have it – your own shark lifecycle to study. There is, however, plenty more to learn about these creatures, so why not do a little research and discover more!