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High Country hi-tech Web Quest

Try the High Country hi-tech Web Quest. This task helps students become familiar with the High Country hi-tech website functions. It also assists students with their inquiry skills, particularly information gathering and asking good questions. Students need to have an internet connection and their class login. Word (1.2Mb) | PDF (500k).

High Country hi-tech Audio Activity

Students can work on this activity while they listen to live or recorded audioconferences - Word (29k) | PDF (136k). Notes from these pages could be shared to help put together a class audioconference summary

Interactive, self-marking activities

  1. The High Country - New (no Flash needed)
  2. The Mackenzie Country - New (no Flash needed)
  3. Finding your way in the High Country - requires Flash
  4. Surveying - requires Flash
  5. Topographic Maps - requires Flash
  6. GPS and GIS - requires Flash
  7. Drones - New (no Flash needed)

Other activities

Curriculum Area Strand Background Pages Learning Outcome Activity

Social Studies
Level 3-5

Place and Environment
Continuity and Change
Identity, Culture and Organisation

  • Use map reading skills
  • Use google maps to answer questions about location
  • Develop awareness of how and when geospatial information is used
  • Read, model and use topographic maps
  • The Language of Location - Word (284k)  PDF (213k)
  • Reading Maps and Using Geospatial Data - Word (1.7Mb) | PDF (402k)
  • Topographic Maps - Word (6Mb) | PDF (500k)


Curriculum Strand Background Pages Learning Outcomes Activity

Level 3-4

Level 5-6

Number and Algebra



  • Students will be able to apply number strategies and number knowledge to a range of problems related to their LEARNZ virtual field trip
  • Students will be able to apply laws of trignometry to a surveying context
  • Field Trip Number Challenge Word (31k) | PDF (125k)
  • Surveying Word (168k) | PDF (392k)