SharkSmart school workbooks
The NSW Shark Management Strategy (SMS) is a great real-world example of working scientifically, designing and producing solutions to a problem.
In 2015 the NSW Government recognised a need to address the increase in human-shark interactions along our coast. The SMS expanded the existing research capabilities of NSW Fisheries to undertake research and trials to help us understand the needs of sharks and their behaviour. The knowledge gained from research and trials help people make smarter decisions about how they use the ocean. In short to help people be SharkSmart.
We have developed a set of workbooks to help teachers use the work of the SMS as an example of authentic science and technology learning. The content of this website, the videos on this page and throughout the website will help students complete the workbooks.
The workbooks are designed to support students in working towards NSW syllabus outcomes. We encourage teachers to use their professional judgement about whether the specified workbook is appropriate for their students and to use one of the other versions if they are better suited to the cohort they are working with.