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 ...

Ocean temperature

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/707-ocean-temperature
The temperature of the ocean determines what form the water takes. Most of the ocean is liquid ...

Environmental conditions affecting the sea

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/141-environmental-conditions-affecting-the-sea
On land, the most important environmental conditions affecting organisms are rainfall and ...

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 ...

Marine habitats

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/145-marine-habitats
A habitat is the area where an organism or group of organisms live and breed. One habitat will ...

New Zealand’s National Science Challenges

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1112-new-zealand-s-national-science-challenges
As New Zealanders looking to the future, we are faced with many opportunities – and challenges ...

Estuary formation

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1229-estuary-formation
Estuaries have a life cycle. They form, they age as they infill with sediment and they ...

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 ...

Human impact on estuaries

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1231-human-impact-on-estuaries
People like to live near estuaries. In pre-European times, estuaries were favourite places for ...

The ocean in action – introduction

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/679-the-ocean-in-action-introduction
The ocean is part of our lives – we may swim in it, sail on it or eat food from it. Many ...

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 ...

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 ...

Protecting estuaries

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1233-protecting-estuaries
Estuaries are extremely valuable. They: are nurseries – breeding grounds for fish and birds ...

Living World – The rocky shore

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2254-living-world-the-rocky-shore
Here are links to Science Learning Hub resources for primary teachers related to the rocky ...

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 ...

Estuaries – a context for learning

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2386-estuaries-a-context-for-learning
With 75% of New Zealanders living within 10 km of the coast, many students will be familiar ...

Fisheries in New Zealand – timeline

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1865-fisheries-in-new-zealand-timeline
Fishing is a very important industry in New Zealand, and we have one of the largest territorial ...

Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2512-sustainable-seas-national-science-challenge
The sea is our taonga. Our connections to it are strong. More than 75% of New Zealanders live ...

Estuary metaphors

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/156-estuary-metaphors
In this activity, students discuss how a variety of everyday objects can serve as metaphors for ...

Hubbub Estuary

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1239-hubbub-estuary
In this activity, students become aware of the importance of estuaries. They identify some ...

Estuaries and farmland run-off

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/138-estuaries-and-farmland-run-off
New Zealand has approximately 300 estuaries. They are historically important cultural sites – ...
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