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    In this activity, students learn about toxins and poisons and research what’s poisonous in New Zealand.

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

    • describe how at least one historical poison disaster helped people in the future
    • explain the difference between toxins (natural toxins) and other poisons
    • explain how poisons/toxins can be useful
    • describe and talk about toxic animals, plants or bacteria (in food) in New Zealand
    • explain what to do in a case of poisoning and describe what the National Poison Centre is.

    Download the Word file (see link below) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • what you need
    • what to do.
      Published 4 September 2012 Referencing Hub articles