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    In this activity, students discuss how a variety of everyday objects can serve as metaphors for the important characteristics and functions of estuaries.

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

    • define an estuary
    • describe some key features of estuaries and their importance for humans and marine life
    • discuss some of the impacts that humans have on estuaries.

    Download the Word file (see link below) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • instructions on what you need and what to do
    • discussion questions
    • ideas for extending your students
    • student worksheet.

    Useful link

    Visit the estuaries page on the Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand for more information.

      Published 12 October 2009 Referencing Hub articles