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Have I really compiled the ultimate list of shark science resources?
It doesn’t include all the possibilities.
After all, the internet is a big place.
But, you don’t need a million sources.
You only need the good ones-
the ones that offer the best experiences.
Let’s get this shark science adventure started.
Shark Science Website Resources
If you and your students want to learn the science of sharks, there’s so much at your fingertips! Many websites are devoted to shark education.
My personal favorite is the online class on Sharks.
Massive Open Online Classes (MOOCs) are such an authentic way to gain knowledge and learn from experts in their fields.
It’s an exciting time to be a life long learner!
- Sharks! Global Biodiversity, Biology, and Conservation– a MOOC from EdX on all things shark offered through the University of Queensland and Cornell University
- Shark Migration Tracking– resources and maps for tracking sharks
- Shark Anatomy– from the Florida Museum
- Ocean Portal’s Top Shark Resources– a cache of educator resources
- Shark Savers Education– Conservation of sharks and information on sharks
- Shark Attack!– from NOVA teachers with resources
Shark Lab & Notebooking Resources
Shark Paper Dissection Sciencstructable 3D Dissection Model– Have you seen these? They are paper piecing dissection kits which are perfect for biology notebooking through high school and they make a great introduction to the specimen before a hands on dissection.
This download includes a Power Point with information and directions, reading, and the 3D paper anatomy model.
I use these for high school biology courses during classification and our survey of the animal kingdom.
75 Outstanding Shark Resources that Will Make You Squeal– if you are into shark printables, look no further! Be sure to check out the free shark notebooking pages!
Notebooking.com offers notebooking pages for any study. We have the lifetime membership and I use it whenever I need a resource I don’t have. Some of my kids adore notebooking and some don’t like it at all. Right now, I have one of each type.
Shark Videos at Amazon Prime
One of my favorite things about Amazon Prime is the library of educational documentaries available to Prime customers.
In my experience, there are more of this genre with Prime than at Netflix.
Or maybe they just have a better search feature.
Here’s what I found that was interesting to watch right from the start:
- Shark Man with Riley Scott: Riley’s Blues– studies of Blue shark populations
- The Rise of the Great White Shark– a look at this large ocean predator over time
- Galapagos: Realm of Sharks– migration of pregnant whale sharks to the islands
- Diving with Sharks: The Ultimate Guide– this one has lovely underwater filming of sharks
- Shark Gordon Season 1– 13 part series on all sorts of sharks
- Shark Gordon’s Most Dangerous Moments– best of type documentary with Shark Gordon
- Saving Sharks Raising Awareness– facts and awareness on the role of sharks and efforts to save them
- Sharks Masters of Survival– a look at how sharks thrive in world oceans
- Shark Dive– this one is noted for the filming of sharks up close. This one was created by a photographer for the Discovery Channel’s shark week.
- Shadows in a Desert Sea– sharks and other large marine predators off the Baja coast.
Watching documentaries and other educational videos is one of the things we enjoy about our Kindle Fires.
Art Resources for Shark Learning
It’s always fun to round out learning experiences with art.
Art can stretch our kids who don’t love it.
And it makes the hearts of our creative kids sing.
There’s room for both in any study.
Have you tried any of the video instruction from Chalk Pastel?
Nana is a delight.
Not only will your students practice art,
they’ll learn a lot about sharks along the way.
More about Sharks at Blog, She Wrote
- Science Quest: Shark Edition– Follow this short lesson adventure all about sharks.
- Exploring Oceanography in Your Homeschool– Oceanography is one of our all time favorite units for our family. Lots of good memories! This post shares some concepts and resources for a unit study on oceans.
- Geography Quest: Shark Edition– Have you ever participated in any Geography Quests? This series of posts takes you through many geography topics by season, location, and topic. They are short lessons for students of all ages and for multiple ages to work together. If you subscribe, you can get our Geography Quest printable note taking page you can use with any quest.
- Alternatives for High School Biology Dissections– need more ideas for how to accomplish dissections differently? Check out these ideas!
So, are you ready for adventure in the open ocean?
Or along the coral reef?
To follow sharks on their migration?
Studying sharks isn’t just a summer endeavor.
You and your middle and high schoolers can study sharks any time!