In the Botanic Gardens or Halswell Quarry Park, students investigate how and why New Zealand biodiversity has changed over time.
|Year level||5 to 10|
|Curriculum level||2 to 6|
|Times||9.30 am to 12noon or 12.15pm to 2.30pm|
|Site||Christchurch Botanic Gardens or Halswell Quarry Park|
|Number of students||Maximum of 35|
At the Botanic Gardens or Halswell Quarry Park, students explore the meaning of biodiversity and look at a timeline showing New Zealand native, endemic and introduced species and make links to those species which are extinct, threatened or thriving.
Children will visit the native forest to explore the different ways in which people value our native plants and animals.
Children engage in an action-packed activity to explore the consequences of habitat destruction and discuss what they can do to prevent the loss of native plants and animals.
We are learning to:
Students will use written, oral and visual texts to explore definitions of the origin and life status of creatures living in New Zealand
Students will use creative, critical and metacognitive processes to consider the consequences and real-life meanings of the information they have explored regarding the creatures who once lived and continue to live in New Zealand.
Students will manage their learning and think and act independently.
Students will contribute to expanding group knowledge by participating in a variety of whole-group activities and engaging in discussion to determine potential follow-up activities they can undertake to support our native species.
Students are expected to maintain effective interactions with their peers in a range of contexts offered through a variety of activities
|Curriculum area||Strand and level||Objective|
|Nature of Science
Levels 2 to 6
|Investigating in science
Communicating in science
Participating and contributing
Levels 2 to 6
|Levels 2 to 6||Social Studies
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