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2. The Dune Community - Plants and Animals

This is one of six education resource topics created for teachers of science and social science. This page includes activities for students exploring the plants and animals that live on the sand dunes in the beach environment.

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

 2a

Native dune plants - what lives where and why? 

Activity summary and activity sheets (779KB, pdf)

PDF of PowerPoint presentation - Basic (981KB, pdf)

PDF of PowerPoint presentation - Advanced (1.17MB, pdf)

About the environment

Biodiversity

Interdependence

Social Science

Science

Any

 

 2b

Introduced dune plants and weeds

Activity summary and activity sheets (465KB, pdf)

PDF of PowerPoint presentation (1.03MB, pdf)

About the environment

Biodiversity

Social Science

Science 

Any

2c 

Colonising space - the function of runners, suckers, berries and seeds

Activity summary and activity sheets (475KB, pdf)

About the environment

Biodiversity

Interdependence

Social Science

Science

Level 3 and above

2d

Plant ID

Activity summary and activity sheets (452KB, pdf)

About the environment

Biodiversity

Science

Any

2e

Plants of the local sand dune community

Activity summary and activity sheets (415KB, pdf)

About, in and for/with the environment

Biodiversity

Sustainability

Personal and social responsibility for action

Interdependence

Social Science

Science

Arts

Any 

2f

Seed collection and propagation

Activity summary and activity sheets (627KB, pdf)

About, in and for/with the environment

Biodiversity

Sustainability

Personal and social responsibility for action Interdependence

Social Science

Science

Any

2g (i)

Coastal wildlife overview

Activity summary and activity sheets (207KB, pdf)

About the environment

Biodiversity

Interdependence

Social Science

Science

Level 1 – 4

2g (ii)

Dune wildlife field trip

Activity summary and activity sheets (3.29MB, pdf)

About and In the
environment

Biodiversity

Interdependence

Social Science

Science

 

Level 1 – 4

2h 

Introduced dune animals - rabbit case study

Activity summary and activity sheets (271KB, pdf)

PDF of PowerPoint presentation (1.35MB, pdf)

About the environment

Biodiversity

Sustainability

Interdepencence

Science
Social

Science

Any 

2i

Interrelationships - dune animals and plants

Activity summary and activity sheets (731KB, pdf)

About the environment

Interdependence

Biodiversity

Sustainability

Science
Social

Science

Level 2 and above

2j

Species lost from the beach

Activity summary and activity sheets (662KB, pdf)

About and for/with the envirionment

Interdependence

Biodiversity

Sustainability

Personal and social responsibility for action

Literacy

Science

Social Science

Any - Secondary

2k

Ecosystem relationships

Activity summary and activity sheets (284KB, pdf)

About the environment

Interdependence

Biodiversity

Science

Social Science

Level 4 and above

2l (i)

Coasties dune community bingo - native plants and animals

Activity summary and activity sheets (5.12MB, pdf)

About the environment

Biodiversity

Science

Level 1 – 4

2l (ii)

Coasties dune community bingo - pest plants and animals

Activity summary and activity sheets (3.23MB, pdf)

About and With/For the
environment

Personal and social
responsibility for action

Biodiversity

Sustainability

Interdependence

Science

Social Science

 

Level 1 – 4

2l (iii)

Dune community classification 

Activity summary and activity sheets (132KB, pdf)

About the environment

Biodiversity

Interdependence

Science

Social Science

Level 1 – 4

2m

Which zone - who can be found where?

Activity summary and activity sheets (1.21MB, pdf)

A3 coastal backdrop activity sheet and cards colour and BW (1.31MB, pdf)

About the environment

Biodiversity

Interdependence

Science

Literacy and
numeracy

 

Levels 1-2 (sand tray)

Levels 1-4
(wall mural)

Levels 3-4
(cut n’ paste activity)


2n

Shore birds of the Bay of Plenty 

Activity summary and activity sheets (3.17MB, pdf)

About and With/For the
environment

Biodiversity

Sustainability

Literacy

Science

Social Science

 

Levels 2-4