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  • This activity explores the life cycle of green-lipped mussels and encourages students to research the methods by which they are farmed in New Zealand. It provides the opportunity to use a Venn diagram to organise information graphically.

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

    • describe the key similarities and differences between farmed and wild green-lipped mussels
    • understand how to use a Venn diagram to graphically organise information.

    Download the Word file (see link below) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • what you need
    • what to do
    • discussion points
    • extension ideas
    • student handout.

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    The following resources support learning about Aoteroa’s endemic green-lipped mussels and how they are farmed:

      Published 18 June 2013, Updated 8 June 2020 Referencing Hub articles
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