Ferns

Ferns

Taking a close-up look with botanists past and present

Ferns are abundant in our New Zealand landscape, making them a major part of our ecosystems. In this context, we explore the science of ferns through the work of botanists.

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Finding your way around

There are several different ways to discover the site's resources and their related content, along with ideas for grouping them for teaching opportunities:

  • The collections contain groups of related resources about Ferns.
  • The printable context overview will assist teachers to find pathways through this context and to plan lessons and units of work.
NZ Research  collection.

NZ Research

This collection provides information about the work of New Zealand’s world-class science and technology sectors in relation to Ferns....

Science Ideas and Concepts collection.

Science Ideas and Concepts

Scientific study requires a basic knowledge and understanding of ideas and concepts. This collection explains the ideas that are...

Looking Closer collection.

Looking Closer

This collection contains a wide variety of resources and information about Ferns, which supports the resources in the other collections.

People collection.

People

This collection introduces some of the people working or studying in the areas explored in Ferns. Click on a name to find out more about...

Teaching and Learning Approaches collection.

Teaching and Learning Approaches

Student activities are the main feature of this collection, along with a variety of resources for teachers to use in exploring Ferns.

Question Bank collection.

Question Bank

An inquiry approach is a method often used in science education. The question bank provides an initial list of questions about Ferns and...

Key Terms collection.

Key Terms

 This resource provides explanations of the key concepts encountered when exploring Ferns – the ‘basics’ that every student...

Sci Media collection.

Sci Media

This collection is where you can find all the images, video clips, animations and interactives that relate to Ferns.