In this activity, students use Hub resources to learn about two unusual native New Zealand soil creatures. This cross-curricular activity combines science with reading, viewing, writing and presenting.

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

  • use video and text to answer questions about a bioluminescent earthworm
  • use text to write a narration/voiceover for the Mummified caterpillar animation.

Download the Word file (see link below) for:

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

Nature of science

Scientific language helps students to shape their scientific ideas, construct scientific understandings and explanations and communicate findings with others.

Activity idea

These short videos feature ways in which teachers make cross-curricular use of the Hub.

Sharyn de Jonge shares how she uses video transcripts to promote literacy.
Demonstrating science in action

Sinead Senek shares how science provides a clear purpose for extensive reading, explanatory writing and maths.
Integrating numeracy and literacy

    Published 30 June 2015