Levels 1 and 2
NZC Achievement Objectives
Te Mātauranga o Aotearoa
The Organism: Discuss ideas about living things, so as to classify them according to observable differences.
Te Rauropi: Ka whakawhitiwhiti whakaaro mō ngā mea oreore, ka whakarōpū i runga i ngā rerekētanga.
Learning Intentions are from the Ministry of Education
Integration ideas are from the Ministry of Education
Share their experiences relating to the living world and group living things according to their special features.
Students can share their ideas about how living things could be grouped in different ways according to their observable features.
Students can discuss differences and similarities in various living things that have been broadly grouped according to their external characteristics.
The Arts (Dance): Move in response to environmental stimuli.
Mathematics and Statistics (Number and Algebra): Develop a number sense through exploring numbers of wings, feet, segments, antennae.
Mathematics and Statistics (Number and Algebra): Find examples of patterns in the natural environment which demonstrate that some patterns continue without end.
Mathematics and Statistics (Geometry and Measurement): Explore a variety of shapes and objects found in nature by touching, observing, and talking about them.
Mathematics and Statistics (Geometry and Measurement): Identify symmetries in the natural world.
Mathematics and Statistics (Statistics): Interpret the difference between the smallest and largest values, and explain the meaning of clusters or holes in a data display of animals in their local environment.
Mathematics and Statistics (Statistics): Collect objects from the natural environment, sort them into categories, count each category, and display and discuss the results.