Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Term 3 PENN

This term, the students on Team 5 are working with two professors from Auckland University to learn about Genomics. So far, we have gained an understanding about what genomics is, discussed the scientific view of the Tree of Life and we have begun to explore the Fragile Web of Life.

We were very lucky on Monday of this week because our very own scientist, Dr. Thierry from Auckland University's Medical School, came in to visit each class and share some special living things that he recently found in a rock pool in the northern part of New Zealand.

For our PENN video this week, we decided to share a it of our fun with Dr Thierry and share a few things that we have discovered.

We hope you enjoy learning with us!


  1. What a privilege to have the opportunity to handle these live specimens! The awe and curiosity of the students is tangible in the video. Appreciate you sharing Ms Moala, and for promoting excitement about the living world and science with your students.

  2. Like your film about kinas and that's my favorite sea food

  3. I like what you did because this seafood is my favourite seafood because i am a maori

  4. Its amazing that the students get to see what they are studying in real life. Hands on learning and bringing real life examples to the classroom makes the students learning expand that much more.

  5. This video is awesome! It is great that the students were able to have hands on experience with these sea creatures. This kind of learning is much more impactful, not to mention that it's also just way more fun!