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    In this activity, students hone their observation skills and practise using the science capabilities ‘Gather and interpret data’ and ‘Interpret representations’. The activity has two parts: 

    • Observing physical fungal specimens (mushrooms).
    • Observing images of fungi.

    Educators can choose to do one or both, depending on time and resources.

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

    • identify some physical characteristics of fungal specimens
    • learn and use scientific vocabulary in both te reo Māori and English
    • practise using the science capabilities ‘Gather and interpret data’ and ‘Interpret representations’. 

    Equipment required includes:

    • mushrooms from the supermarket or collected by a local expert
    • observation devices (hand lenses, digital microscope, tablet with camera)
    • paper for recording ideas
    • fungi image cards (from the Word download).

    Download the Word file (see link below). 

     

      Published 21 November 2018 Referencing Hub articles