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Light Pollution

Levels 3 and 4

NZC Achievement Objectives
Te Mātauranga o Aotearoa
  • Astronomy: Learn about the parts of the solar system, including the planets and their moons, with a developing understanding of the distances involved, and the factors relating to space exploration.

  • Ranginui: Ka ako haere i ngā wāhanga o te whānau a Tama-nui-te-rā, tae atu ki ngā aorangi me ō rātou marama, e mārama haere ai ki ngā tawhiti, ki ngā āhuatanga hoki e pā ana ki te toro ātea.

Learning Intentions
Integration Ideas

Learning Intentions are from the Ministry of Education

Integration ideas are from the Ministry of Education

Level 4

  • Students can use binoculars, telescopes, and star maps to observe and describe the night sky. Such major features as the Moon, planets, prominent stars, and significant constellations.

  • Social Sciences: How and why people make and implement rules and laws eg. Noise control legislation

  • The Arts (Drama): Use improvisation, puppetry, or storytelling to explore different attitudes to an environmental issue.

  • The Arts (Drama): Devise and present drama on environmental issues and explain their choice and use of dramatic elements.

  • The Arts (Music - Sound Arts): Listen to, discuss, and perform the music of the tangata whenua on environmental issues.

  • The Arts (Music - Sound Arts): Draw on environmental issues to make a musical statement eg. a rap, an advertising jingle.

  • English (Reading and Viewing): Listen to and view a range of music and dance from different countries and discuss how ideas and stories on environmental issues are conveyed through rhythm and movement

  • English (Writing and Presenting): Design and publish a pamphlet, role-play, chart, or video to provide information for the public on an environmental issue.

  • English (Oral Language): Listen to stories on environmental issues from a particular genre, such as traditional Māori stories

  • Mathematics and Statistics (Statistics): Critically evaluate data presented in media reports on an environmental issue.

  • Technology: Identify and consider different views and feelings of people in relation to some specific technological developments or effects eg. noise pollution

  • Technology: Describe and identify the positive and negative effects of some instances of technologies on people’s lives and the environment eg. the effects of fast ferries on shorelines.

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