2020 Term1 Project Melva: Bees bugs and butterflies.
Students will work to understand the needs of insects of NZ and the important part they play in the world.
Students will then work to find ways to ensure the ongoing well being of insects. This includes making insect houses, water stations, butterfly gardens.
We will work with Maria the Butterfly Musketeers to take on the care of the nearby Monarch Butterfly house. Participate in one of her inspirational talks.
Create our own monarch garden at school.
Create insect houses from found supplies with trips to a forest.
Create water stations from orange peels with honey water.
Create butterfly and bee life cycles.
Using technology to create stop animation movies that showed insects' life cycles and environments. This went through a design based research model.
Recognise that all living things have certain requirements so they can stay alive.
Recognise that living things are suited to their particular habitat.
Recognise that there are lots of different living things in the world and that they can be grouped in different ways.