|Get students to observational drawing|
|Research the Tui|
|Graph average number of seeds in pods|
In later years ( still a long time ago) ,as a school principal, I used to pass out to teachers ideas for environmental studies.
One of the most valuable handouts were ideas to make use of the spring flowering of the Kowhai one of New Zealand's iconic trees.
What would be others?
As it is in full flower at present there may be New Zealand teachers who might find the ideas useful
|An adult iuanga - whitebait|
Another useful idea was studying whitebait.
As it is currently the whitebait season and they make a relevant natural science and sustainability study.
|An interesting life cycle|
Be interesting to research other animal with interesting life cycles - eels for example.
Be interesting to do an environmental audit of your school to note possible studies.
Spring bulbs and flowers are other good study ideas.
Such studies were once a common feature of New Zealand schools.