This is one of six education resource topics created for teachers of science and social science. This page includes activities for students about the coastal and beach environments.

The chart below outlines all activities that can be used in the classroom as well as out in the environment.

Activities

Environmental Education Aspect

Environmental Education Concept

Curriculum Links

Suggested Curriculum Level

1a

Tahatai – different coastal environments

Activity Summary and Activity Sheets 

About the environment

Interdependence
Biodiversity

Social Science
English
Science

Any

 

1b

Beach Brainstorm

Activity Summary and Activity Sheets

About the environment

Interdependence
Biodiversity

Social Science
English
Science

Any

1c

Beach Diagram

Activity Summary and Activity Sheets

About the environment

Interdependence

English
Social Science
Science

Any

1d

Formation and characteristics of different types of beaches

Activity Summary and Activity Sheets 

About the environment

Interdependence
Biodiversity

Social Science
Science

Level 3 and above

1e

Beach Sketch

Action Summary and Activity Sheets

In and About the environment

Personal and social responsibility for action
Interdependence

Arts
English
Social Science
Science

Any

1f

Beach vocabulary

Action Summary and Activity Sheets

About the environment

Interdependence

Social Science
English
Science

Levels 3-4

1g

Meet the dunes

Film clip 1: Meet the Dunes

About the environment

Interdependence
Sustainability

Science

Levels 1-4