Learning about how the plants in our environment spread and reproduce was really interesting. We even got to make models of our own that showed the many methods that seeds disperse.
We had a fabulous day at Waihirere Domain. We learnt about how scientists assess the health of the stream and then we were able to collect and classify some of the community of fresh water bugs that live in the local stream. We learnt that this information revealed a lot about the habitat they lived in. Such information can indicate whether a stream should be preserved in its existing good condition, or whether there may be a need for some form of restoration. Waihirere is a good example of a healthy stream. It will be interesting to compare the results when we test the little stream that runs beside the school.
Welcome back! I am so fortunate to have some of my students back this year and to welcome our new students from Room 4.