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Students research organisms living in NZ forests and learn how they interact with one another.
  • Learning Objectives

    Students will be able to:

    • Explain 5 ways organisms interact with one another.
    • Explain the possible consequences of removal or addition of an organism from the environment.

    Curriculum Connections

    Science, Living World, Levels 3-6 (details below)


    commensalism, competition, cultivation, ecology, herbivore, herbivory, husbandry, mutualism, parasite, parasitism, pollination, predation, predator, symbiosis


    • Introduction: 15-30 minutes
    • Research time: several hours, or could be done as homework
    • Reflection: 30-45 minutes


    • 1 copy of Forest Organisms sheet
    • 11 copies of Web of Life Worksheet (both sides)
    • library and internet resources
    • whiteboard or large piece of butcher paper

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