Home-schoolers get their sea legs

Hands on learning is on thing that makes homeschooling great.

Facility welcomes children for hands-on exhibits and the dissection of a shark

NEWPORT — There’s a lot to learn from the outside of a shark.

You can count five gill slits on each side of the head, as opposed to the one found on other fish. And there are the tiny teeth that cover the entire shark’s skin, making it feel like sandpaper when you rub it the right way.

These are among the facts that a group of home-schooled teens learned Thursday at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Even though those facts were interesting, there were more-pressing things to see.

The students were there for a dissection, after all. Read more…

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