Marine Educators Teaching Toolkit

The Marine Educators Teaching Toolkit was created in 2007 with the aim of increasing public awareness about coastal and marine environments and the threats they face. With a specific focus on sharks and their role within the environment, this toolkit provides an ecosystem-wide approach.

Although information provided in this toolkit is no longer in line with the current curriculum it remains an informative resource for those working within the education sector.

Download the Shark Trust Marine Educators Toolkit as one pdf document here.

Unit 1 - Ourselves

Teaching notes & worksheets (pdf)

A6 "Alive" picture cards (pdf)

A4 "Alive" picture cards (pdf)

A4 "Not Alive" picture cards (pdf)

Senses vocabulary cards (pdf)

Senses factsheet (pdf)

Unit 2 - Variation in the environment

Teaching notes & worksheets (pdf)

A6 "Alive" picture cards (pdf)

A4 "Alive" picture cards (pdf)

A4 Habitat cards (pdf)

Local environment vocabulary cards (pdf)

Shark reproduction factsheet (pdf)

Eggcase flick book (pdf)

Eggcase ID Key (pdf)

Unit 3 - Teeth and eating

Teaching notes & worksheets (pdf)

Shark facts booklet (pdf)

Unit 4 - Movement & growing

4a) Movement and growing (pdf)

4b) Habitats (pdf)

What makes a shark factsheet (pdf)

A6 "Alive" picture cards (pdf)

A4 "Alive" picture cards (pdf)

Unit 5 - Life cycles

Teaching notes & worksheets (pdf)

Unit 6 - Interdependence & adaptation

Teaching notes & worksheets (pdf)

A6 "Alive" picture cards (pdf)

A4 "Alive" picture cards (pdf)

A4 Habitat cards (pdf)

➤ Download all discussion cards about overfishing, habitat destruction, pollution and bycatch.

➤ Download the glossary as an aid to understanding.

Authors: Al Reeve, Catherine Gordon, Meriem Kayoueche, Rachel Turner.
Illustrations: Jack Sewell, Ellie Dyer, Marc Dando.
Photographic Images ©; Jeremy Stafford-Deitsch, Aidan Martin, Holly Latham, Simon Rogerson, Keith Hiscock, Jack Sewell, Shark Trust.

The creation of this material was supported by funding from the Countryside Council for Wales.


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