VR Pollution Resources

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Welcome to the VR Pollution Resources

These resources have been developed alongside the virtual reality video content to support teachers in using the footage in the classroom. This set of teaching resources uses the context of Pollution to explore a range of Science and Social Studies kaupapa for primary and secondary schools. The unit consists of a four-lesson sequence with a powerpoint for teachers for each lesson, plus a full set of student worksheets to complement each lesson. 

The four-lesson teaching sequence covers:

1) Engage - uses the NZ-VR footage to get students experiencing and excited about NZ marine ecosystems and habitats
2) Educate - compares and contrasts pristine marine environments with polluted ones
3) Educate - looks at different cultural perspectives on dealing with pollution including how aspects of tikanga Māori can help protect our waterways
4) Empower - encourages and enables students to take appropriate action

The VR videos can be viewed here on whatever devices your classroom has available – chromebooks, iPads, smartphones, desktop computers or cardboard headsets. 

VR Pollution videos
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Primary School Resources - Lessons and Worksheets


Download Teacher Lesson Plans:

Download Student Worksheets:

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

You can download a zip file of all these resources below. Please note this is a large file (approx 200MB) and may take some time to download.

NZ-VR Pollution Unit & Resources - Primary


Secondary School Resources - Lessons & Worksheets


Download Teacher Lesson Plans:

Download Student Worksheets:

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

You can download a zip file of all these resources below. Please note this is a large file (approx 200MB) and may take some time to download.

NZ-VR Pollution Unit & Resources - Secondary

These lessons have been written by BLAKE's 2018 Environmental Educator Leith Cooper, Science Teacher at Cashmere High School.

To check out our other available BLAKE NZ-VR Resources click here