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The Parts of Animals

Levels 1 and 2

NZC Achievement Objectives
Te Mātauranga o Aotearoa
  • The Biological Environment: Develop understanding that a living thing has characteristics which help it survive in its habitat.

  • Te Taiao: Ka mārama haere ki ngā āhuatanga o ia mea oreore e rite ana kia whai oranga ai ia i tōna ake wāhi noho.

Learning Intentions
Integration Ideas

Learning Intentions are from the Ministry of Education

Integration ideas are from the Ministry of Education

Level 1

  • Observe and identify parts of common animals.

  • Students can observe and identify how a skeleton gives an animal its body shape.

Level 2

  • Investigate and understand the general functions of the main parts of animals.

  • Students can explore how a skeleton supports an animal’s body and helps it to move.

  • Students can explore and discuss how animals use their physical features to communicate with people and each other.

  • English (Writing and Presenting): Collect an item from the natural environment, describe it orally using all the senses, and record observations and personal responses in writing.

  • Mathematics and Statistics (Number and Algebra): Develop a number sense through exploring numbers of wings, feet, segments, antennae. 

  • Mathematics and Statistics (Geometry and Measurement): Identify symmetries in the natural world.

  • Mathematics and Statistics (Statistics): Collect objects from the natural environment, sort them into categories, count each category, and display and discuss the results.

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