Lesson Plans

The Shark Stanley Team has developed a suite of educational materials to help children of different ages learn about shark biology and ecology, marine conservation, and more! You can also check out our free children's bookThe Adventures of Shark Stanley & Friends, and download the different characters on the cut outs page

 
 

YOUNGER KIDS

Meal Time Matching!

In this exercise, you can learn about the adaptations that sharks have evolved to help them catch and eat their food by matching up the right shark species to the prey that they eat, and their teeth too.  Click to download the four activity sheets and instructions.  

Learning Outcomes: To learn about the different shark species and their diet in relation to their physical adaptations and their teeth.

OLDER KIDS  Crossword - Sharks in Trouble! Many shark populations around the world have declined drastically. Learn more about the threats that sharks are facing and look for answers to these clues in Sharks in Trouble. Download the answers here. 

OLDER KIDS 

Crossword - Sharks in Trouble!

Many shark populations around the world have declined drastically. Learn more about the threats that sharks are facing and look for answers to these clues in Sharks in Trouble. Download the answers here. 

YOUNGER KIDS  Sizing up Stan: How Big Can Sharks Get? This exercise teaches children about the different way that sharks and marine animals can grow! A memorable and interactive exercise, that needs only some string, a measuring tool, and markers or clothing pins. Learning Outcomes: Students develop an understanding of how big sharks and rays can get in relation to themselves.

YOUNGER KIDS 

Sizing up Stan: How Big Can Sharks Get?

This exercise teaches children about the different way that sharks and marine animals can grow! A memorable and interactive exercise, that needs only some string, a measuring tool, and markers or clothing pins.

Learning Outcomes: Students develop an understanding of how big sharks and rays can get in relation to themselves.

OLDER AND YOUNGER KIDS 'Be a Scientist' with the Whale Shark ID exercise!  Download the Whale Shark ID library & match up the Shark's to their ID name! There are full instructions, the Whale Shark catalogue, and the exercises available on this link.  Check out the versions for both younger and older kids.  Learning Outcomes: To understand and practice how scientists identify individual whale sharks by their unique spot patterns.

OLDER AND YOUNGER KIDS

'Be a Scientist' with the Whale Shark ID exercise! 

Download the Whale Shark ID library & match up the Shark's to their ID name! There are full instructions, the Whale Shark catalogue, and the exercises available on this link.  Check out the versions for both younger and older kids. 

Learning Outcomes: To understand and practice how scientists identify individual whale sharks by their unique spot patterns.

YOUNGER KIDS

Waqi's Wordsearch Part 1

Find the shark and ocean related words in the wordsearch and then fill in the blanks to test your knowledge!

YOUNGER KIDS Shark Stanley's Maze Help Shark Stanley & Friends escape the fishing boat and make it back to the reef!

YOUNGER KIDS

Shark Stanley's Maze

Help Shark Stanley & Friends escape the fishing boat and make it back to the reef!

YOUNGER KIDS Connect the Dots

YOUNGER KIDS

Connect the Dots