Become a Certified Shark Expert!

Amazing Sharks Online Course

Learn the facts and bust the myths about sharks with our engaging online sharks course for kids (and adults!). Packed full of fun shark activities, videos, shark facts & infographics, plus four shark quizzes to test your knowledge. Pass all four awesome chapters to qualify as a Shark Legend and get awarded with your personalised shark certificate from Marine Biologist, Richard Coward. Suits Age 7+. Duration 2-3 hours.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Amazing Sharks

    • Listen - Shark Legend

  • 2

    Chapter 1. Built to Hunt (Adaptation)

    • Built to Hunt - Built to Survive

    • Amazing Shark Senses

    • Video: Built to Hunt - Shark Anatomy

    • Great White Shark Body Parts

    • Activity: Shark Body Parts

    • Activity: Shark Body Functions

    • Quiz 1: Built to Hunt - Shark Anatomy

  • 3

    Chapter 2. The Point of Teeth

    • The Point of Teeth

    • Largest Sharks - Filter Feeders

    • Crushing Teeth

    • Needle Teeth

    • Ripping, Tearing Teeth

    • Thirty Thousand Teeth!

    • Video: The Point of Teeth

    • Activity: Tooth Shark Match

    • Quiz 2: The Point of Teeth

  • 4

    Chapter 3. Why We Need Sharks

    • Why We Need Sharks (food webs & ecosystems)

    • Sharks & Natural Selection

    • Sharks, Human Impact & Habitat Loss

    • Protect Sharks, Protect Ourselves

    • Video: Why We Need Sharks

    • Activity: Why We Need Sharks T or F

    • Activity: Shark Flow Chart

    • Quiz 3: Why We Need Sharks

  • 5

    Chapter 4. Why Sharks Attack

    • Introduction: Let's Put Things in Perspective!

    • Reasons Sharks Bite Humans

    • The Ocean is Shark Territory

    • Video: Why Sharks Attack

    • Shark Smart Choices - Printable Poster

    • Quiz 4: Why Sharks Attack Humans

Meet Your Instructor

Instructor Bio

Director of Education

Richard Coward

Richard Coward is a Marine Ecologist and Teacher. He has a BSc in Ecology from Griffith University, and a Diploma of Education from University of the Sunshine Coast. Richard established Ocean Life Education in 2006 and today is responsible for educating and inspiring thousands of students every year to respect the ocean and its inhabitants. Richard commenced his career running Sunshine Coast’s Underwater World (now Sea Life) education programs and was later promoted to Curator of Fishes. He went on to work on the creation of a new aquarium in South Korea. Whilst scuba diving there, he was astonished by the complete lack of marine life. This was the first time Richard had experienced first-hand the devastating consequences of human impact. This inspired him to take action. Richard saw this as a wakeup call. Thus, his passion for protecting the ocean and educating the community to do the same was born. Richard enjoys living near the ocean, his favourite holiday destination is Lady Elliot Island and favourite marine animals are turtles and whales. His nickname is Dugong.


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Great - Informative and easy to follow

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