Using SOPI in schools

MPI publishes the Situation and Outlook for Primary Industries (SOPI) report each year. We've also developed SOPI resources that teachers can use in the classroom – for mathematics, science, social studies and technology lessons.


Overview

We've put together a set of learning activities for mathematics, science, social studies and technology – with a specific focus on the kiwifruit industry.

Kiwifruit is New Zealand's fastest-growing primary sector export.

To start, view the snapshot. It's an update on the New Zealand kiwifruit industry and is suitable for all subject areas.

Mathematics

Mathematics and statistics are critical for finding and communicating patterns and relationships in the kiwifruit industry. Students can put their numerical skills to the test in our mathematics activities.

Science

It's important to understand kiwifruit if it's going to be successfully exported. In this resource, students can research the health benefits of kiwifruit as well as other scientific processes.

Social studies

The kiwifruit industry has changed significantly over the past 100 years, growing and contributing to the New Zealand economy. Students can study how this industry has changed our country and learn more about Zespri.

Technology

Technology plays an important role throughout the kiwifruit industry. Students can learn about new technological developments that are helping the industry to grow.

The SOPI 2016 report

The Situation and Outlook for Primary Industries 2016 offers valuable insights about our primary industries – and their prospects through to 2019.

Who to contact

If you're interested in learning more about these resources or SOPI, email futureskills@mpi.govt.nz

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