Marine Activities for Primary Schools

Exploring and surveying your local beach, harbour or estuary is a great way to connect ākonga with their local area.

Marine Metre Squared is a fantastic citizen science tool that encourages schools and communities to adopt their local shoreline and monitor it over time. This leads to a range of possible inquiry topics and authentic student-led actions.

This website has a collection of resources for teachers, including PDFs and links to related websites.

Explicit links to the Science learning area are highlighted, with a focus on the Nature of Science and the Science Capabilities. There are also strong links to numeracy, through data collection and analysis, along with literacy and the arts.

Younger tamariki will particularly enjoy the 'Magic Marine Window' activity and marine webcams.

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