Natural Features and Resources
Levels 3 and 4
NZC Achievement Objectives
Te Mātauranga o Aotearoa
Earth Science: Develop understanding of key features of the Earth’s surface, including water, rocks and soil, and the factors which enable life to exist.
Papatūānuku: Ka mārama haere ki ngā āhuatanga nui o te mata o Papatūānuku, arā, te wai, te toka, te one, me ngā āhuatanga e taea ai te ora i reira.
Learning Intentions are from the Ministry of Education
Integration ideas are from the Ministry of Education
Students can examine the characteristics of major local land features.
Students can describe how major natural features of the local landscape have formed and changed over time.
Investigate the features of the Earth’s major water reserves and link these features to the water cycle.
Social Sciences: How and why people make and implement rules and laws eg. Noise control legislation
Social Sciences: How different groups view and use places and the environment eg. Different environments in which people live, such as the tundra, atolls, and war zones.
Social Sciences: How the ideas and actions of people in the past changes the lives of others eg. Individuals and groups who have worked to preserve the environment.
Social Sciences: How places reflect past interactions of people with the environment eg. Sites that are important to Māori.
Social Sciences: How and why people view and use resources differently and the consequences of this eg. Environmental preservation versus logging or mining
English (Writing and Presenting): Listen to waiata that describes some feature of the natural environment and retell the story in writing.
Mathematics and Statistics (Geometry and Measurement): Specify locations in the local environment, using bearings or grid references.