Marine food webs

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/143-marine-food-webs
Feeding relationships are often shown as simple food chains – in reality, these relationships ...

Human impacts on marine environments

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/144-human-impacts-on-marine-environments
Throughout human existence we have relied on the oceans – for food, as a waste dump, for ...

Classifying marine organisms

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/140-classifying-marine-organisms
Classification is an important tool used by scientists to show how organisms are related to ...

Cockles

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/148-cockles
Cockles are classified as bivalves within the phylum Mollusca. (Almost all shelled marine ...

Ocean acidification and eggshells

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/159-ocean-acidification-and-eggshells
In this activity, students observe how chicken eggs can be used to simulate the potential ...

New Zealand’s green-lipped mussel industry

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/751-new-zealand-s-green-lipped-mussel-industry
Green-lipped mussels are New Zealand’s major aquaculture species. Explore how green-lipped ...

Life of a pea crab

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/755-life-of-a-pea-crab
The New Zealand pea crab (Nepinnotheres novaezelandiae) is a parasite that spends its adult ...

Develop a classification system

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/158-develop-a-classification-system
In this activity, students work in small groups and come up with their own classification ...

Observation: learning to see

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1400-observation-learning-to-see
In this activity, students discuss the importance of observation in science. They are given the ...

Native frogs

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1380-native-frogs
Frogs are vertebrates and belong to the class Amphibia. They are the only amphibians naturally ...

Life of a green-lipped mussel

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/733-life-of-a-green-lipped-mussel
Green-lipped mussels are endemic to New Zealand. They make their home on rocks and solid ...

Investigating life in the sea – introduction

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/133-investigating-life-in-the-sea-introduction
New Zealand is surrounded by the sea, and scientists estimate that as much as 80% of our known ...

Farming green-lipped mussels - introduction

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/513-farming-green-lipped-mussels-introduction
Green-lipped mussels (kūtai, Perna canaliculus) are endemic to New Zealand. Discover how these ...

Translocation

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1378-translocation
In conservation management, translocation is the intentional movement of plants or animals to a ...

Threats to biodiversity

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1465-threats-to-biodiversity
In this activity, students research three aspects of biodiversity loss – direct species loss ...

Insects and forest ecosystems

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1198-insects-and-forest-ecosystems
Our native forests – ngahere – have complex ecosystems. Within the wider ecosystems are smaller ...

Biodiversity

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1454-biodiversity
Biodiversity is the number and variety of organisms found within a specified geographic region ...

Threats to native reptiles and amphibians

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1185-threats-to-native-reptiles-and-amphibians
All of our reptiles and amphibians are fully protected by law. It is illegal to collect skinks ...

Kauri dieback

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1598-kauri-dieback
Kauri are a tuakana species in Aotearoa – they are like the older sibling, towering above the ...

Teaching food web concepts

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2221-teaching-food-web-concepts
In this online PD session recorded on 19 November 2015, primary school teacher Candy Hart ...

Kiwifruit plagued by PSA

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2143-kiwifruit-plagued-by-psa
A bacterial disease called Pseudomonas syringae pv actinidiae (PSA) has been plaguing New ...

Captive management for conservation

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1189-captive-management-for-conservation
Captive management is where animals are kept in captivity in some sort of enclosed space to ...

Investigating life in the sea – key terms

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1866-investigating-life-in-the-sea-key-terms
This resource provides explanations of the key concepts encountered when exploring life in the ...

Amazing ryegrass

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1741-amazing-ryegrass
Ryegrass is an important food for cattle, but it is also a favourite food of competing insects ...
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