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.
Other cross-curricular uses of the Hub materials
These short videos below 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