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The History of the Earth

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
Integration Ideas

Learning Intentions are from the Ministry of Education

Integration ideas are from the Ministry of Education

Level 3

  • 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.

Level 4

  • Students can use models, evidence from observations, and research to describe the geological history of the local area.

  • 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.

  • Mathematics and Statistics (Geometry and Measurement): Specify locations in the local environment, using bearings or grid references.

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