Summer Learning Fun with Shark Week

Are you ready for Shark Week? We get super excited about it around here because my kids love everything to do with this apex predator of the oceans. It's the perfect way to keep summer learning fun!

We’ve already created our sharky library list and now I’m looking into documentaries. My kids adore documentaries as they add a visually compelling and storytelling element to my kids’ studies.

Shark Week for Homeschoolers: Comprehensive Video List

Here is a comprehensive list of 25 shark documentaries and shark videos using YouTube, Netflix, and Amazon Prime.

Remember, sharks are predators so there may be scenes of sharks catching and eating their prey. Please use your best judgment as to which of these videos will work for your family.

YouTube Shark Videos Specifically for Children


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Amazon Prime Shark Documentaries

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Summer Learning Fun with Shark Week

  • Great White Shark: Beyond the Cage of FearA profile documentary on one of the largest male sharks to ever be recorded, Bruce.
  • Shark GordonFollow Ian Gordon in this 13-part series as he gets up close with sharks.
  • Shark Gordon’s Most Dangerous MomentsFollow adventurer and shark enthusiast Ian Gordon on some of his closest calls with sharks.
  • Shark Man with Riley ElliottThe Shark Man is all about disproving the myths that surround the apex predators of the ocean.
  • Shark NationLearn how the population of some shark species has declined over 90% due to overfishing, and where there is still one place on earth that sharks thrive.
  • World Discovery: Shark Chronicles –Follow Al Giddings as he documents the world of sharks.
  • Saving Sharks: Raising Awareness– Every hour, 10,000 sharks are fished worldwide. How can we help this apex predator?
  • Sharks of PolynesiaFollow Frederic Buyle as he dives into the world of sharks in Polynesia.
  • Shark DiversDiscover one of the most dangerous jobs in the world…shark diving.
  • 21st Century Shark – Can sharks survive the mounting pressures of the 21st century? This documentary explores how they may continue to survive even with a growing host of environmental pressures.

Shark Tracking

You can follow the OSEARCH tagged sharks with their free online shark tracker. My kids and I have been tracking a great white shark named Lydia for over two years. This is just another fun way to bring these unique fish into your home.

Sharks are captivating animals and my kids obsess over them every year. Videos and documentaries offer a colorful and enthralling way to dive deeper into these fascinating creatures.

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About the Author

Erin Vincent • Nourishing My ScholarI'm Erin, an introverted homeschooling mom to two intense extroverted kids. We are child led with a heavy emphasis on read alouds, games, art, nature hikes, and hands-on everything! My kids just learn better when they can use their hands. You can find me at Nourishing My Scholar.

We traded the hustle and bustle of city life for the quiet that only farm life can provide. This creates a wonderful environment for our children, complete with chickens, goats, ducks, and cows. I'm a huge fan of Harry Potter and Gilmore Girls. When we're not homeschooling, you'll find me curled up with a cup of coffee and a good book or possibly enjoying a random dance party in the front yard to the newest Disney soundtrack.