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In this activity, students play a version of battleships that explores what happens to flora and fauna when habitat is lost.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • know about the flora and fauna in a variety of New Zealand habitats
  • know some Māori names for native flora and fauna
  • be aware of the extent of the loss of the New Zealand habitat, both before and after European settlement.

Download the Word file (see link below) for:

  • introduction/background
  • what you need
  • what to do
  • extension ideas
  • cards and grid.
    Published 9 September 2008, Updated 21 November 2014 Referencing Hub articles