DOWNLOADABLE POWERPOINT - Learn about structural features, habitat and distribution of some of New Zealand’s native ferns.

Learn about structural features, habitat and distribution of some of New Zealand’s native ferns.

DOWNLOADABLE POWERPOINT - Common New Zealand earthworms -  Although earthworms have many common characteristics, species differ widely in their size, skin colour and the roles they play in the soil ecosystem. Use the Common New Zealand earthworms PowerPoint to learn more about introduced and native earthworms.

View Common New Zealand earthworms PowerPoint. Students make a chart with the headings epigeic, endogeic and anecic and place the earthworms in the appropriate niche group and note common characteristics.

DOWNLOADABLE POWERPOINT - New Zealand butterfly families -  Butterflies are categorised into 5 families – Papilionidae, Pieridae, Nymphalidae, Riodinidae and Lycaenidae. In New Zealand, our butterfly species fall into 3 of these families, while 2 families are not represented.

The butterfly species of New Zealand fall into 3 of the 5 butterfly families.

DOWNLOADABLE POWERPOINT - Endemic, native or introduced? Birds are categorised as endemic, native or introduced. This PowerPoint presentation gives examples of some of the different types of birds we have in New Zealand.

Birds are categorised as endemic, native or introduced. The attached PowerPoint presentation gives examples of some of the different types of birds we have in New Zealand.

DOWNLOADABLE POWERPOINT - New Zealand native butterflies -  Big, bold butterflies like the monarch are easy to spot. If you want to see some of our natives, careful observation is the key. Use the New Zealand native butterflies PowerPoint to learn more about native butterfly habits and behaviour, then go butterfly hunting!

Big, bold butterflies like the monarch are easy to spot. If you want to see some of our natives, careful observation is the key.

DOWNLOADABLE POWERPOINT: Cells of the immune system

In this activity, students are introduced to the immune system.

DOWNLOADABLE POWERPOINT - Methods of predator control -  Due to introduced mammalian predators, New Zealand has long been involved in conservation efforts to protect our threatened species. There are many methods of predator control currently used in New Zealand, all of which have positive and negative aspects. The PowerPoint presentation attached allows students to consider some of the pros and cons of various methods of predator control.

Due to introduced mammalian predators, New Zealand has long been involved in conservation efforts to protect our threatened species. There are many methods of predator control currently used in New Zealand, all of which have positive and negative aspects.

PowerPoint presentation introducing some rockets, their purposes and distances travelled in space (this presentation is linked to a student activity)

Riding a plume of fire, space shuttle Atlantis heads into the cloud-laden sky over Launch Pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Image credit: NASA/Tony Gray and Tom Farrar

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