Ngā Rākau | Trees bilingual unit

Science Learning Hub worked in collaboration with Te Wharekura o Te Rau Aroha to produce this learning unit in te reo Māori.

The purpose of this learning unit was to empower students working in a full-immersion reo Māori learning environment to seek their own language and concepts in describing native tree species and to communicate this information to their peers and families. To support this work, students were provided with examples of some of the characteristics botanists use to classify or identify plants.

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The resource articles are available in either te reo Māori only, or as bilingual versions with English and include:

  • He aha hoki tērā rākau? ❘ What kind of tree is that?
  • Te haenga me te ruinga o te kākano ❘ Pollination and seed dispersal
  • Ngā kākano ❘ Seeds
  • Ngā rau o te rākau ❘ Tree leaves
  • He pūnaha whakarōpū ❘ Classifying and identifying plants

Image credit: Manatārua - The University of Waikato Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato

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