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Levels 3 and 4
The Living World strand is about living things and how they interact with each other and the environment. Students develop an understanding of the diversity of life and life processes, of where and how life has evolved, of evolution as the link between life processes and ecology, and of the impact of humans on all forms of life. As a result, they are able to make more informed decisions about significant biological issues. The emphasis is on the biology of New Zealand, including the sustainability of New Zealand’s unique fauna and flora and distinctive ecosystems.
LW3/4-1: Recognise that there are life processes common to all living things and that these occur in different ways.
LW3/4-2: Explain how living things are suited to their particular habitat and how they respond to environmental changes, both natural and human-induced.
LW3/4-3: Begin to group plants, animals, and other living things into science-based classifications.
LW3/4-4: Explore how the groups of living things we have in the world have changed over long periods of time and appreciate that some living things in New Zealand are quite different from living things in other areas of the world.
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