Communicating the Natural World Communicating the Natural World gives students the opportunity to investigate natural science specimens and demonstrate science capabilities. Students Year levels 4 - 8, maximum 30 students Cost $5 per student for a one-hour session Availability Terms 1-4, available Mon - Fri, 2017 Venue Auckland Museum Learning Centre New Zealand Curriculum Social Sciences: levels 2-4 Related galleries and exhibitions Land, Origins, Weird & Wonderful, Volcanoes, Te Ao Tūroa (Māori Natural History) Enquire now Resources Take on the role of scientist Students take on the role of scientists to assist an alien that landed at the Museum. The alien knows nothing about earth and its inhabitants. During his time on earth he has collected five specimens which he needs to successfully identify before taking back to his planet. He has to have to be able to communicate what the specimens are, and why they look and behave as they do. In this programme students will have the opportunity to: handle and compare natural science specimens think like a scientist and use the five science capabilities use resources and equipment to gather, interpret and engage with science work collaboratively to investigate and communicate. This programme is assisted by LEOTC and funded by the Ministry of Education.