Classroom activities and video clips

Explore classroom activities developed in conjunction with the Saltwater Schools lesson plans for Science Stages 3-5, Humanities and Social Sciences Stage 3, and Geography Stage 5 of the Australian curriculum.

Activity sheets

These activities are designed for students in Years 5-10 (10-16).

Field trip

Field trip

Plan a visit to the ocean with this sustainable fishing field trip guide.

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Scientific key

Scientific key

Identify fish body, eye, mouth, tail fin, pectoral and dorsal fin shapes.

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Supermarket survey

Supermarket survey

Visit a supermarket in search of sustainable seafood.

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Unsustainable fishing cards

Unsustainable fishing cards

Explore shark finning, ghost fishing, endangered habitats, bycatch, and climate change.

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The string game

The string game

Introduce the idea of connections between organisms in a marine food web.

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Rock lobster fact sheet

Rock lobster fact sheet

Learn about the Western Australia rock lobster fishery and take the rock lobster quiz.

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Prior knowledge chart

Prior knowledge chart

Record what we know, what we would like to know, and what we have learned.

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Ocean connection cards

Ocean connection cards

Explore links between ocean spaces, activities, creatures, and seafoods.

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Go Fish! sustainable fishing game

Go Fish! sustainable fishing game

Play the game, understand how maximum sustainable yield is calculated.

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Consequences kelp

Consequences kelp

Explore the causes and consequences of a problem from all angles.

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Additional resources

Additional resources

Explore more stories, videos, and data about our oceans.

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YouTube

Watch video

My dad the fisherman

14:45

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To download the videos open them in a new tab, right-click and save video as. Videos are around 20 MB each.

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