Kiribati AWARE resources

AWARE

AWARareness-raising Education or AWARE for short, aims to build resilience to threats to environmental heritage through supporting invasive species education in the Pacific with co-operative partnerships. We work together with our partners to strengthen conservation through education to protect cultural, agricultural and biodiversity values in the Pacific.

This series of lesson plans and activities is created in support of the Year 6 Kiribati Science curriculum for the modules on Invasive Species. The lessons focus on the impact of invasive animals and plants. There are 5 lessons in this series and they contain lesson plans, powerpoint presentations and activities for the classroom. 

                             

Taro Beetle : Myna Birds : Cats and Dogs : RatsInvasive Plants

Learning outcomes

At the end of this series of lessons, students will learn about the common invasive plants and animals in the Pacific that cause problems to people, agriculture and the natural environment.

The students also learn where these invasive plants and animals came from and how they have traveled through the Pacific. Using this knowledge, the students will be encouraged to think of ways to identify ways to help prevent these invasive plants and animals from entering their country and effective management of those that are already present.

The activities involve scientific observation, communication and thinking skills.

How to run the lessons

                     

The theme centers on basic information for 5 different types of invasive plants and animals according to the Year 6 Science Curriculum. 

There are 5 lessons with a thematic teacher’s guide. The duration of each lesson is 45 minutes and includes lesson plans, PowerPoint slides and activity annexes.

Please read the teacher's guide before teaching the lessons.
You can download all the resources needed for these lessons in a compressed file.

Invasive Plants and Animals Lesson 1: Taro Beetles

In this lesson, students will be able to learn more about taro beetles and their impact on Kiribati.

Lesson 1 Lesson Plan: Word document : PowerPoint presentation : PDF : PowerPoint PDF

Lesson 1 Annex 1 (Shape-It Discussion): Word document : PDF

Invasive Plants and Animals Lesson 2: Myna Birds

In this lesson, students will be able to learn more about myna birds and their impact on Kiribati.

Lesson 2 Lesson Plan: Word document : PowerPoint presentation : PDF : PowerPoint PDF

Invasive Plants and Animals Lesson 3: Cats and Dogs

In this lesson, students will be able to learn more about cats and dogs and their impact on Kiribati.

Lesson 3 Lesson Plan: Word document : PowerPoint presentation : PDF : PowerPoint PDF

Invasive Plants and Animals Lesson 4: Rats

In this lesson, students will be able to learn more about rats and their impact on Kiribati.

Lesson 4 Lesson Plan: Word document : PowerPoint presentation : PDF : PowerPoint PDF

Lesson 4 Annex 1 (Annex 1 - Intergrated Pest Management - Cultural Factsheet): Word document : PDF

Lesson 4 Annex 2 (Annex 2 - Intergrated Pest Management - Natural Factsheet): Word document: PDF

Lesson 4 Annex 3 (Annex 3 - Intergrated Pest Management - Chemical Factsheet): Word document : PDF

Invasive Plants and Animals Lesson 5: Invasive Plants

In this lesson, students will be able to learn more about invasive plants and their impact on Kiribati.

Lesson 5 Lesson Plan: Word document : PowerPoint presentation : PDF : PowerPoint PDF

Lesson 5 Annex 1 (KWL Template): PDF