To make a Sawfish/Hammerhead Shark mask:
1. Glue the shark outline sheet onto a single sheet of card.
2. Cut around the outline of the shark including the eye and string holes.
3. Decorate the mask.
4. Fold the sheet of paper in half.
5. Glue the two halves of the snout together leaving the eyes & mouth.
6. Fold along the dotted lines.
7. Make holes on either side of the eyes for elastic/string.
Discarded litter can be found in a number of places, this activity is a good way of
demonstrating how everyday & not so everyday litter can be re-used to make art
sculptures. It is also a good starting point for discussing how litter affects sharks and
other marine life.
This craft idea can be carried out on/in the beach/classroom/playground.
Send a letter to retailers dealing in shark fins, to spread awareness about the devaststing impacts of this cruel practice and to show your objection. You can also compose your own letter using the guide below and facts from our factsheets.
If you know any one who enjoys eating shark fin soup then why not let them know about the following shark fin soup alternatives.
With a focus on sharks, skates and rays and their role within the environment, this Toolkit is packed with educational resources, games, activities and puzzles. Primarily created for teachers and marine educators working with key stage 1 and 2, it can be used in its entirety or dipped into for individual components. The resources use an ecosystem-wide approach to improve understanding and fascination of marine habitats along with the species found within. Its aim is to increase young people’s awareness of coastal and marine environments and the most serious threats they face.
Create your own shark/skate or ray habitat. Before you carry out this activity get your
children thinking about the specific habitat characteristics that a shark/skate/ray would
need to survive in the ocean.
A Key Stage 1 (age 6-7) Science resource based around the ocean as a theme. This worksheet is a lighthouse for students to colour in.
Alive, Dead, or Never Lived?
All living things do seven things:
- grow bigger or older
- get rid of waste
- need food
- use oxygen for energy
18 science glossaries for different parts of the curriculum. They were originally designed for KS3 but can be used earlier or later depending on ability.
These can be used for reference or spelling homework or starts to topics.
Chemistry - Acids & Alkalis, Atoms & Elements, Compounds & Mixtures, Reactions of Metals and Simple Chemical Reactions.
Biology - Cells, Environment & Feeding Relationships, Food & Digestion, Plants & Photosynthesis, Reproduction, Sound and Hearing & Variation
Physics - Electric Circuits, Energy Resources, Gravity & Space, Space & Beyond, Particle Theory and Speeding Up
Pet cards and skin texture boards. Children to sort the cards onto the correct board, depending on which skin type they have. Can provoke discussion around why animals have certain skins (temperature regulation, protection, sensory needs). Could also introduce camouflage.