"The Science of Rongoā", Connected – Fact or Fiction?, level 3, January 2015
20 January 2015
Chris Ryan, a student from Howick College, found that Māori used kawakawa for medicine, but there was no scientific evidence to support the medicinal properties of this plant.
Chris decided to dig a little deeper – and he was awarded a scholarship in technology for this research project.
You can find this article and the teacher support materials on Literacy Online: "The science of rongoā".
Other useful resources
Read a description of Chris's research project and the outcomes.
Indicators of progression for discussion starters
|Technological products||Use this and other examples to describe the properties of materials used in particular products that can be measured objectively||3|
|Characteristics of technology||Use this and other examples to describe examples of how technology has impacted on the natural world over time||3|