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Unit plan: Developing a biocontrol game

YearRangeCurriculumStrand

1–3
4-6
7-8
9-10
11-13

Lower Primary
Middle Primary
Upper Primary
Lower Secondary
Upper Secondary

Science

Technology

Living World

Nature of Technology
Technological Practice
Technological Knowledge

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Overview

Students of any level develop a board game illustrating knowledge of New Zealand’s possum problem and the strategies used to control it – including biocontrol strategies.

Purpose

To demonstrate through a board game the inter-relationships of organisms within a biological community, and the societal responses to a range of biocontrol solutions.

Keywords

Biocontrol, biocontrol agent, pest, ecological niche, food chain.

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