**UPDATED!**
Play this video to your class to introduce the week!
(Click the picture to access it via a typeform). Teaching resources are further down this page.

Summary: Our marine life is in peril, can the tamariki of Aotearoa help to save it? Through this fun week we’ll be looking into our unique NZ marine environment and explore some ways that we can help. There’ll be a focus on the effect that plastics can have on unique marine biodiversity. There’s heaps of cool video footage and interactive quizzes for you to complete!

Core objective:
Learn how plastics are damaging our marine environment and take action to reduce this.

Prizes for this week:

  • CHOCOLATE!! The top 3x classes will receive a WEEK’S SUPPLY of delicious Whittakers chocolate - how good!

 
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A massive thanks to the awesome team at Young Ocean Explorers for helping to curate the content for this week!

 
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UPDATE: Highlights and prize winners announced below:

Curriculum links:
Levels 1 and 2:

  • Major link: Science: Living world, ecology.

  • Minor links: Varies.

Levels 3 and 4:

  • Major link: Science: Living world, ecology.

  • Minor links: Varies

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Years 1-4

60 minute lesson-plan focus: Learn how plastic is causing harm to our marine creatures

Extra resources:
1) Stop plastic!
2) Issues in NZ's oceans
3) Marine food chains
4) Dolphins in NZ

Call to action: One piece of plastic/day!

(Got questions/improvements for the resource? Comment directly on the pdfs)

^Take footage of your class in action and go into win the weekly prizes, feature on the weekly highlights video and be in the running for the GRAND PRIZE…!

 
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Years 5-8

60 minute lesson-plan focus: Learn how plastic is causing harm to our marine creatures

Extra resources:
1) Stop plastic!
2) Issues in NZ's oceans
3) Marine food chains
4) Dolphins in NZ

Call to action: One piece of plastic/day!

(Got questions/improvement ideas for the resource? Comment directly on the pdf)

^Take footage of your class in action and go into win the weekly prizes, feature on the weekly highlights video and be in the running for the GRAND PRIZE…!