Seaweek 2013 March 2 - 10
Makara, Wellington © J.Fisher, PhotoKete.co.nz
This year's theme is Toiora te moana, toiora te tangata - healthy seas, healthy people. It promotes thinking about the relationship of people (ngā tangata) to the sea (te moana).
This selection of ARB resources may be useful for incorporating some science into your Seaweek activities. The tasks can be completed either individually or in groups, and make good starting points for discussions about what makes a healthy ocean and how we can manage that.
- Cleaning up the beach (LW2070) is a Level 3 matching activity that explores the impact of various sorts of rubbish on the plants and animals that live on a beach. It then asks students to prioritise which rubbish to take away first, justifying their decisions.
- Rocky shore food web (LW2015) and Who eats whom at the rocky shore? (LW2046) are Level 4 resources that explore feeding relationships in a rocky shore ecosystem, as shown in a food web.
- Living in the ocean (LW2061) is a Level 4 task that asks students to complete a drawing of things found in or near an ocean, and describe relationships between them. The focus is on interdependence in an ocean environment.
- Pāua (LW2012) is a Level 4/5 resource that explores laws protecting pāua and the reasons for these laws.
- Feeding relations in the Southern Ocean (LW2054) is a Level 5 resource that explores feeding relationships in the Southern Ocean as shown in a food web.
The three articles about using the ARBs to support planning across the curriculum.
Planning across the curriculum: using the ARBs I (context)
Planning across the curriculum: using the ARBs II (students)
Planning across the curriculum: using the ARBs III (curriculum)
We now provide support for OTJs about National Standards.
National Standards and the ARBs
To find ARBs that are useful for assessing aspects of National Standards go to:
National Standards and the Mathematics ARBs Selector
National Standards and the Reading ARBs Selector
National Standards and the Writing ARBs Selector
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