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    In this activity, students learn about eels and/or whitebait and how human activity has impacted on their lives. Students learn about obstacles these taonga face and about possible solutions (mitigation) for the problems.

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

    • describe the life cycle and some behaviour patterns of eels and/or whitebait
    • describe how human activity has impacted the life of eels/whitebait
    • present some practical solutions that might help to re-establish populations of eels/whitebait.

    Download the Word file (see link below) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • what you need
    • what to do
    • student handout.

    Activity idea

    The level 3 Connected article Testing the waters describes how scientists use the nature of science to investigate freshwater pollution.

     

      Published 19 March 2014 Referencing Hub articles