Term One 2015:
|Curio Bay, petrified forest|
How do my actions affect the environment of the rocky shore?
Purpose: for pupils to learn about the living creature of our rocky shore and to explore the good and bad impact that humans have upon the habitats of these creatures.
QUOTE: "In all living things there is something of the marvellous." - Aristotle
- MRS GREN = movement, respiration, sensitivity, growth, reproduction, excretion, nutrition
- a rocky shore is an ecosystem full of different habitats for both plants and animals
- human impact includes pollution and conservation, over-fishing and introduction of predators etc
- at the rocky shore we should find mammals, fish, birds, crustaceans, molluscs, bi/uni-valves, plants
|Sand dunes (and early Maori umu/ovens) - Curio Bay|
KEY UNDERSTANDINGS: (for pupils):
- MRS GREN is a scientific concept that defines what a living thing is.
- Living things can be classified into groups.
- Living things have different habitats.
- Humans impact on habitats.
- Living things have special features to adapt to their habitat.
NZ MARINE STUDIES CENTRE - lots of fantastic resources:
|DoC info sign, Curio Bay|
Who Eats Who? - use pages 16-19 for a food chain activity
Marine Life database website - find info on a range of creatures
The Southern NZ guide to rocky shore life
Life on the Rocky Shore overview sheet
Canterbury's Spectacular Coast - blackline masters and a food chain snap game
Incredible Science NZ - Life on the Rocky Shore is Hard
National Library of NZ Rocky Shore links
Te Ara Coastal Shoreline site
BBC for kids
|Moulting yellow-eyed penguin (Hoiho) at Curio Bay|