Activity: Friends and enemies of harakeke – Levels 1-4
Achievement objectives - Whāinga paetae: Te pū me te more
1.1 & 2.1 Learn about the needs every living thing has in order to survive. Te Marautanga o Aotearoa: (p.99) Te Ao Tūroa, Te Rauropi 1
Ngā whāinga paetae: Te weu
3.1 Learn about the special features of organisms that help them to stay alive. Te Marautanga o Aotearoa: (p.100) Te Ao Tūroa, Te Rauropi 1
I will be able to:
- name plants used as insect repellents
- name animals that harm harakeke
- explain how some animals harm harakeke
- name animals that are helpful to harakeke
- explain how animals are helpful to harakeke.
|Success criteria||Self-assessment||Peer assessment||Teacher assessment|
|I can name plants used as insect repellents.|
|I can name animals that harm harakeke.|
|I can explain how some animals harm harakeke.|
|I can name animals that are helpful to harakeke.|
|I can explain how animals are helpful to harakeke.|
Read about the animals below in What’s been eating the harakeke?
- Harakeke moth
- Bag moth
- Flower longhorn beetle
- Passion fruit hopper
- Which of these animals damage harakeke?
- Which of the animals are helpful to harakeke?
- Which of the animals eat the harakeke leaves?
- Which animals suck the harakeke sap?
- Which of these animals are pests?
Examine a harakeke bush during the day and at night to see if you can find any of these animals. Which are the most and least common of these animals?