FREE CLASSROOM RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS!
Check out our free worksheets, videos, activities and other downloadables we have on offer to help with learning all things oceans in the classroom.
Dive into the magical world of our seahorse kingdom and explore how awesome these beautiful creatures are with these cool resources you can download for your classroom!
National Recycling Week
Our National Recycling Week resource aims to help all Australians take waste and recycling issues into their own hands. Find out more about how you can make a difference!
FREE 2023 Calendar
A quick and easy reference for celebrated days such as World Oceans Day, Earth Hour and Shark Awareness Day - ideal opportunities to source great content to boost your lesson plans, plus the calendar is a great tool for planning your next school excursion!
BRAND NEW RESOURCE
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium are thrilled to announce the release of our Indigenous Booklets, which are packed with fascinating information about Aboriginal culture. To make this possible, we teamed up with Wingura, a company based in Sydney that specializes in creating educational content about Aboriginal culture. The team at Wingaru went above and beyond to ensure that the communities whose land the attractions are located on were involved in the creation process. This way, the local communities have control over how their culture is shared, and they can continue to work in a way that is respectful and culturally safe. We're incredibly proud to be part of this initiative and we can't wait for you to get your hands on these amazing booklets!
To make your visit even more enjoyable, we're giving you FREE access to our NEW Indigenous Resource. Learn about the land SEA LIFE Sydney sits on, develop a deeper understanding of our wonderful animals and learn about our amazing local culture.
National Threatened Species Day
Discover our brand new classroom resource for Threatened Species Day, focusing on the captivating Cauliflower Soft Coral. Dive into the world of this unique marine species and explore its role in our delicate ecosystem.
The Coolest Dads of the animal world
To celebrate all dads great and small, we have created a cool pop-up penguin card activity for any child to complete to show how much they love their dad! Simply download this activity and share with your class!
Coastal Habitats Resources
Take students on a journey into the deep blue. Through a series of live streamed videos and accompanying classroom resources we explored why sand is such an important part of the marine environment.
You can also find videos on our YouTube channel, giving you the flexibility to share with your students on the smartboard, via digital devices or in google classroom. Plus download our exclusive worksheet & coastal habitats poster here to share with your class.
Did you know there are over 400 species of sharks? We are lucky enough to have 13 of them here at SEA LIFE Sydney. To help educate your students on the importance of protecting sharks, we've put together some posters that can be used in the classroom.
Plus, don't miss our video below - Ghost Net Art Project's creation of a grey nurse shark sculpture made from recycled ghost nets acts as a reminder of the major threats that sharks face in the wild.
Your students can come face to face with our sharks and discover all 13 species for themselves by opting for a guided or self-guided school excursion. Book yours here!
Ghost Net Art Project
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium unveiled a four meter long, sculpture of a Grey Nurse Shark that was created by Ghost Net Art Project. This beautiful sculpture is a heartbreaking reminder of the major threats that sharks face in the wild.
Help protect sea turtles
A video & info graphic to share with your class.
In 2019 we opened an Animal Rescue Centre at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. Our dedicated team have the approved permits to rescue and rehabilitate animals before releasing them back into the wild. The very first patient was a Green Sea Turtle named Matilda - watch our video detailing her story here!
Celebrate Australia's Cultural Diversity!
We can learn a lot about relationships by studying animals and marine life and how they live in harmony with one another. Did you know that Cleaner Wrasse help other fish by cleaning parasites off them? There are so many of these incredible symbiotic relationships to discover!
Challenge your students to think about animal habitats and the creatures that they live in harmony with by downloading our Harmony Day worksheet below!
Beneath the Tide
Beneath the Tide is a mini unit that takes students on an exploration of our ocean and what we can discover ust below the surface!
* Beneath the Tide Student Worksheets:
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and NSW Teachers Federation have partnered to develop this amazing resource which explores the unique and diverse family relationships through the story of Sphengic- our special gentoo penguin raised by two male penguins Magic & Sphen!
You can purchase the Sphengic Storybook here- note all proceeds from this book goes towards our SEA LIFE Trust who are all about conserving and protecting our oceans for future generations!
Blair The Loggerhead Turtle
Download our FREE Blair storybook!
Calvin The Green Sea Turtle
Download our FREE Calvin storybook!
Iluka The Hybrid Hatchling
Download our FREE Iluka storybook!
Plugga The Green Sea Turtle
Download our FREE Plugga storybook!
Sea Turtle Fact Sheet
Download our FREE Sea Turtle's fact sheet for the classroom!
Download our FREE Sea Turtle colouring in sheet!
Bottle Cap Turtle Craft Activity
Download our FREE Bottle Cap Turtle craft activity for your classroom and see how you can re-use bottle caps and turn into turtle-ly cool sea art!
Animal Fact Files
Jellyfish Fact File
Download our FREE Jellyfish fact file for the classroom!
Port Jackson Shark Fact File
Download our FREE Port Jackson Shark Fact File for your classroom today!
Cuttlefish Fact File
Download our FREE Cuttlefish fact file for the classroom!
Penguin Fact File
Download our FREE Penguin fact file for the classroom!
Download our FREE Unique Mums fact sheet for the classroom!
Make you own aquarium!
Download our FREE make your own aquarium activity!
The Lost Little Egg Storybook
Go on an adventure with SEA LIFE's penguins Milla and Jude as they try and find the parents of the little lost egg!
Women & Girls in Science
Celebrating amazing Women who work at SEA LIFE across Australia and New Zealand and discovering what awesome careers you can have working with animals and conservation!
Plastic Free July
Get your class involved in plastic free July!
We now use about 20 times more plastic than we did 50 years ago. Included in that plastic consumption are the 4.4 billion plastic straws that are used each year! For the month of July SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium are encouraging all schools to get involved in the Plastic Free July initiative and reduce plastic use within their school and community.
We've created a poster to help educate students on how to reduce their plastic and make plastic free alternatives.
Kids love slime!
Meet the creatures who make slime and then make your own!
Your students may not be surprised to learn that eels and squid are slippery and slimy, but how about a cute clownfish?? Learn some amazing facts, including a recipe for making your own slime, by downloading our classroom resource below!
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Plus you can find more great resources from Merlin Entertainments at Merlin's Education Toolbox. Choose from a wide range of educational worksheets on a huge variety of topics, inspirational video content from our attractions and creative craft activities that can be added into your lessons.