Introduction

A selection of learning and teaching resources produced by other organisations or groups.

Animals

Kiwi Forever

A comprehensive teaching resource packed full of fun and educational activities aligned with Levels 1-4 of the New Zealand Curriculum.

Produced by Kiwis for Kiwi
Inquiry unit | Levels 1-4: Kiwi Forever

The Great Kererū Count

The Great Kererū Count was set up to help us get a better understanding of kererū numbers and distribution across New Zealand. It is an annual citizen science project and the more people who participate, the better the understanding we will get of how kererū are doing.

Produced by The Great Kererū Count.
Activity | All levels: Great Kererū Count education pack.

Whio Forever  

Whio education resources, activities and more. Take your students on an amazing learning journey as they discover why the whio (blue duck) is so important to New Zealand. 

Website | All levels: Whio forever

Tuna kūwharuwharu - the longfin eel

Information and stories about threats to longfin eels and how to protect them.

Produced by Joseph Potangaroa
Factsheet and activities | Levels 2-4: Tuna kūwharuwharu - The longfin eel (PDF, 772K)

Hooked on Native Fish Fact Sheets 

Bilingual factsheets to help raise awareness of our unique native fish and helped identify what farmers and city dwellers can do to protect and enhance their local streams, both rural and urban. 

Produced by NZ Landcare Trust 
Factsheet | All levels: Hooked on native fish fact sheets

Blue penguin and other seabirds education resource

Inquiry-based learning resource for schools and community groups. The majority of the activities that are included are readily adaptable for the seabird of your choice. 

Produced by: West Coast Penguin Trust in 2014 
Inquiry unit | Levels 1-3: Blue penguin and other seabirds education resource 

Māui's dolphin: An inquiry to action 

To help teachers deliver a student-centred, action-oriented programme about Māui dolphins, WWF has produced a resource called “Maui’s Dolphin – An inquiry to Action”. 

Produced by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) 
Inquiry unit | Levels: 2-4: View the Māui dolphin inquiry to action


Climate change

Climate change information for climate solvers – NIWA learning resource.

A resource to help people understand the science of climate change and the things we can do to that will make a difference.

Produced by National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
Online resources | Level 4: Climate change information for climate solvers - Learning Resource

Understanding Climate Change – online course

An easy to follow online course to increase awareness about climate change and actions we can take to adapt to climate change.  

Produced by World Wildlife Fund (WWF)  
Online course | Secondary: Understanding Climate Change – online course


Forests habitats

The Possum Problem 

This story from School Journal Level 3 August 2017 explores the problems that possums pose to the New Zealand environment.

Written by Johanna Knox
School Journal | Level 3: The Possum Problem

Designed for Good

The New Zealand environment has been badly affected by introduced pests such as rats, stoats, and possums. This story from School Journal Level 3 May 2017 follows the process of developing an effective and humane trap to reduce these pest populations.

Written by Philip Cleaver
School Journal | Level 3: Designed for Good


Marine

Young Ocean Explorers - Love Our Ocean

Young Ocean Explorers aim is to inspire children to love our ocean through entertaining education. The interactive website uses a blend of fun storytelling, fascinating facts and incredible images… all told through a teenager’s eyes. The interactive website has been designed for maximum engagement for this digital generation, with lots of short videos, poll and quizzes. Young Ocean Explorers want to connect the hearts and minds of children with the ocean, so they care and want to look after NZ’s unique and beautiful marine world.

Produced by Young Ocean Explorers
Website | All levels:
Young Ocean Explorers - Love Our Ocean

Marine Metre Squared

Resources to support incorporating MM2 into your school curriculum.
 
Produced by NZ Marine Studies Centre, University of Otago 
Website | All levels:Marine Metre Squared

Life's a beach education resource

Provides learning activities about the beach environment - the sea, beach, sand dunes, dune vegetation and reserve areas.

Produced by Bay of Plenty Regional Council
Inquiry unit | Levels: 2-8: Life's a beach


Freshwater

Take action for water resource

An in-depth unit of teaching and learning for Year 5-8 students. It is an integrated programme of work that is intended to be completed over the course of a term.

Produced by Greater Wellington Regional Council
Inquiry unit | Levels: 3-4: Take action for water


Te Reo and Mātauranga Māori

Mātauranga Māori

Produced by the Science Learning Hub, University of Waikato
Activity | Primary and secondary: Mātauranga Māori

Resources with Māori content

Produced by the Science Learning Hub, University of Waikato
Activity | Primary and secondary: Resources with Māori content

Kapehu whetu

Produced by the Science Learning Hub, University of Waikato
Activity | Primary and secondary: Kapehu whetu

Rongoā Māori

Produced by the Science Learning Hub, University of Waikato
Activity | Primary and secondary: Rongoā Māori

Pre-European Maori measurement

Produced by the Science Learning Hub, University of Waikato
Activity | Primary and secondary: Pre-European Maori measurement

Taewa (Māori potatoes)

Produced by the Science Learning Hub, University of Waikato
Activity | Primary and secondary: Taewa (Māori potatoes)

Ngā rauemi i te reo Māori  

Ngā kararehe o ngā Ākau pōhatuhatu o Aotearoa - He puka karakara

Kaituhi: Whare Mātai Moana o Aotearoa Marine Metre Squared
Pukapuka | Tau 1-8: Ngā kararehe o ngā Ākau pōhatuhatu o Aotearoa - He puka karakara (PDF, 3850K)

Puka Ārahi mō te tapātai one - Aotearoa ki te raki

Kaituhi: Whare Mātai Moana o Aotearoa Marine Metre Squared
Pukapuka | Tau 1-8: Puka Ārahi mō te tapātai one - Aotearoa ki te raki (PDF, 2400K)

Puka Ārahi mō te tapātai one – Te tai toka

Kaituhi: Whare Mātai Moana o Aotearoa Marine Metre Squared
Pukapuka | Tau 1-8: Puka Ārahi mō te tapātai one – Te tai toka (PDF, 2300K)

Nga Kōraha Māminga – He puka mahi

Kaituhi: Whare Mātai Moana o Aotearoa Marine Metre Squared
Pukapuka mahi |Tau 1-8: Nga Kōraha Māminga – He puka mahi (PDF, 4100K)

Ngā tikanga Māori o te Tiro Huarere, me te Āhuarangi

Kaituhi: Taihoro Nukurangi - NIWA
Pānui whakaahua | Tau 1-8: Ngā tikanga Māori o te Tiro Huarere, me te Āhuarangi (PDF, 3000K)

He aha tēnei pepeke?

Kaituhi: Manaaki whenua - Landcare Research
Pae tukutuku | Tau 1-8: He aha tēnei pepeke?

Te rārangi ā-rōpū

Kaituhi: Manaaki Whenua- Landcare Research
Pae tukutuku | Tau 1-8: Te rārangi ā-rōpū

Te rārangi pepeke

Kaituhi: Manaaki Whenua- Landcare Research
Pae tukutuku | Tau 1-8: Te rārangi pepeke

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