The Polar Habitat
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 are from the Ministry of Education
Integration ideas are from the Ministry of Education
Levels 1 and 2
Explore and investigate the responses of plants or animals, including people, to environmental changes in an arctic habitat.
Social Sciences: Why particular places are important for people eg. Special places in the natural or cultural environment.
Social Sciences: How and why people describe places and environments in different ways eg. What place names reveal about environments
The Arts (Drama): Establish an imaginary space, such as a forest, island, or cave, as the setting for dramatic play.
The Arts (Visual Arts): Talk about objects and images found in their own environment
English (Reading and Viewing): Observe signs and symbols used to identify environmental features and discuss the way in which visual signs convey their meaning.
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.
English (Oral Language): View a wordless text, such as a painting of the environment or kowhaiwhai, interpret what it means and act out a text.
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.