VR Fishing Resources

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Welcome to the VR Fishing 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 Fishing 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 reserves  
2) Educate - compares and contrasts pristine marine environments with degraded ones, exploring marine food webs to explain kina barrens and equip students with core science knowledge to be able to take appropriate action  
3) Educate - explores the impact of fishing in NZ to equip students with core social studies knowledge to be able to take appropriate action  
4) Empower - encourages and enables students to take appropriate action  Note: Science teachers can focus more on lessons 1,2,4 and Social Studies on 1,3,4, or a more blended approach can cover both.

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

VR Fishing 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 60MB) and may take some time to download.

NZ-VR Full Fishing Unit & Resources - Primary


Secondary 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 60MB) and may take some time to download.

NZ-VR Full Fishing Unit & Resources - Secondary

These lessons have been written by the Sir Peter Blake Trust’s 2018 Environmental Educator Leith Cooper, Science Teacher at Cashmere High School.

To check out our other available VR Resources click here