Book 3 takes a closer look at animals, introducing broad biological concepts such as evolution, extinction, biodiversity, food webs and adaptation. Case studies of wild and domestic land animals develop planning and self-management skills, scaffolded for self-directed individual or group investigations. Other engaging activities demonstrate the enormous, awe-inspiring biodiversity in habitats across the world and even within Australia and New Zealand.
Brenda Greene gained an MSc from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand and worked as a scientist, publishing papers on the genetics and conservation of New Zealand birds. She gained a Diploma in Teaching and Learning from Canterbury University, and taught science at the Orana Wildlife
Park and in Christchurch secondary schools. She enjoys hands-on science, and is always inventing new experiments for her students to do.