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Worksheets and factsheets that we've found or created that can be used to support freshwater learning in the classroom. More will be added as we come across or create them.

Trout Anatomy Worksheet

TROUT ANATOMY

Taupō for Tomorrow

​Beautiful artwork by Sonia Frimmel

  • fill in the names of the organs

  • answers provided

Whitebait Worksheet

WHITEBAIT

Riverscapes for Kids | DOC |

NZ Fish Passage Advisory Group

  • Created with input from actual scientists

  • 2 pages of facts and fun

Invertbrate ID key

INVERTEBRATE ID CHALLENGE

NZ Landcare Trust

  • Students use written clues to work through a key (flowchart) and identify freshwater critters

  • Potential to flip the concept and ask students to create their own key (=algorithm)

Healthy stream carex.JPG

HEALTHY STREAM HABITAT

CAREXUniversity of Canterbury

  • Combine science and art

  • Could be done prior to investigating a stream, then re-visited afterward to see the similarities

  • Part of a greater Biodiversity Box

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WATERWAY SCAVENGER SEARCH

CAREXUniversity of Canterbury

  • Simple scavenger hunt 

  • Items may not be appropriate to your area, but use as a base to make your own

  • Part of a greater Biodiversity Box

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WETLAND SCAVENGER SEARCH

CAREXUniversity of Canterbury

  • Simple scavenger hunt - for wetlands

  • Items may not be appropriate to your area, but use as a base to make your own

  • Part of a greater Biodiversity Box

Tu momo wai

NGᾹ MOMO WAI- TYPES OF FRESH WATER

Classify freshwater using mātauranga Māori

  • Use as a fact sheet or a poster

AwesomeEels worksheet

AWESOME EELS

Riverscapes for Kids | 

NZ Fish Passage Advisory Group

  • Created with input from actual scientists

  • 2 pages of facts and fun

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OBSERVE LIKE A SCIENTIST

CAREX University of Canterbury

  • Activity to develop observation and inference skills

  • Good prep activity prior to heading to a stream

  • Part of a greater Biodiversity Box

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INVERTEBRATE SAMPLE COUNTING

CAREXUniversity of Canterbury

  • Simple classify and count exercise for in the field

  • Graph results on a simple bar chart

  • Part of a greater Biodiversity Box

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HEALTHY HABITAT CHECKLIST

CAREX University of Canterbury

  • Have students find the key indicators of healthy aquatic habitat

  • Discuss whether all of the items need to be present for 'healthy' habitat

  • Part of a greater Biodiversity Box

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BIOMONITORING FACT SHEET

CAREXUniversity of Canterbury

  • Technically not a worksheet!

  • Simple, visual explanation of 'indicator' species in waterways

  • Help to make sense of field data

  • Part of a greater Biodiversity Box

Genesis Energy
Department of Conservation - Te Papa Atawhai
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