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Animal pests (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

An animal becomes a pest if it begins to cause considerable economic or environmental damage. Animal pests such as stoats, possums, deer, cats and mice were ...

Entry last updated: 25/05/22
Lakes (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

New Zealand is a land of lakes. Lakes are home to birds, native fish, and small creatures such as worms, mites, dragonflies, snails, and mussels. Pollution o...

Entry last updated: 12/10/23
Islands (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Aotearoa New Zealand is mainly known for its North and South Islands, but it is a nation surrounded by many islands. Some have interesting histories of being...

Entry last updated: 1/03/23
Great Barrier Reef

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

The Great Barrier Reef lies on the northeast coast of Australia. This natural reef is a unique ecosystem and home to hundreds of fish, turtles, dugong, whale...

Entry last updated: 13/12/23
Himalayas

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

The Himalayas are a mountain range in Asia. It has many of Earth's highest peaks, including the highest, the summit of Mount Everest. The mountain range pass...

Entry last updated: 26/09/23
Amazon rainforest

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

A rainforest is a thick forest usually found in areas of warm temperatures, high humidity and heavy annual rainfall. The Amazon rainforest in South America i...

Entry last updated: 26/09/23
Deforestation

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Forests are a vital part of life on earth, and many animals and people rely on forests to survive. Deforestation is when forests are cleared or thinned out,...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Forests (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Aotearoa New Zealand's forest ecosystem supports native and introduced trees, shrubs, animals, and birds. Forests might have covered 80% of the land, but thi...

Entry last updated: 6/04/23
Stones & shells (New Zealand)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Pāua shells and gemstones like pounamu are considered precious taonga (treasures) in Aotearoa New Zealand. Our long shorelines are covered with shells of all...

Entry last updated: 3/11/23
Deserts

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

A desert is one of the world's major biomes. A biome is a large region of Earth that has a certain climate and certain types of plants and animals that have ...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22