11SCIRK

Year 11 Science - Kiwi Kai and Realistic Reproduction

Course Description

Firstly we ako/learn about microbiology food processes and food/kai biotechnology, specifically fermentation and link in the importance of human culture eg: Maori culture and rēwana bread. 

Secondly students ako/learn about bodies of wāhine - puberty, menstruation/waiwhero, hormones and being hapū/pregnant. Students will learn about resource interpretation and analysing validity and bias, communication, study skills, answering NCEA questions and life skills around their own tinana/body to take into their future life. 

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

Develop these skills:Explore this content:
  • Working as part of a team
  • Kai production using microbiology knowledge with bacteria and fungi
  • Respecting individual differences
  • Fermentation to develop niche products with specific qualities and prevention of food poisoning
  • Displaying a positive attitude and sense of self-worth
  • Human Biology: genitalia, internal organs, menstrual cycle - being a wāhine and hormones
  • Locating, reading, analysing and communicating information
  • Body changes over your lifetime, fertility including pregnancy - growing a pēpē, labour and post pregnancy care for your body.


Resources Required

Exercise book