ZEALANDIA in collaboration with the Department of Conservation’s Takahē Recovery Programme has produced a set of resources tailored to support senior biology, in particular Biology 2.6 Achievement Standard 91158 Investigate a pattern in an ecological community, with supervision.
- Suggested teaching programme for year 12 ecology - Where have all the takahē gone? – This outline is a suggested approach for teachers using the ZEALANDIA resources that covers key ecological concepts along with supporting content, resources, learning activities, assessment ideas and vocabulary. Links to the related resources can be found in the article Takahē – a context for learning.
- Student introduction to task AS91158 – Where have all the takahē gone? – This information sheet describes what students will investigate in relation to the plight of the takahē and assessment requirements.
- Assessment materials (QAAMed), including marking scheme, assessment schedule, rubric and student exemplars can be found on the BEANZ (Biology Educators Association of New Zealand) website.
- BEANZ has assisted in getting the assessment materials QAAMed. Use of Quality Assured Assessment Materials (QAAM) means biology educators can be confident in their use as they are approved quality assessments.
IMAGE: Biology Educators Association of New Zealand (BEANZ)