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    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

      Published 30 June 2015, Updated 27 August 2018 Referencing Hub articles