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NEW! Year 1-2



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Chip & Chirpy Meet the Sun
(Yr 1-2)


Entry level learning about the sun and solar energy!

Chip & Chirpy are two fantails who begin to fly up to the sun. The sun says it’s too far and suggests they learn a song instead. Chip & Chirpy learn facts about the sun and then a tree comes to life and tells them about solar energy. Two children walk by with a little dog and they all sing the song together.

Year 1-3



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TUI SINGS THE
SUN SONG (Yr 1-3)


Younger readers can
learn about the sun
and solar energy!


Jake hears Tui singing a new tune outside his bedroom window. It’s a bright, sunny morning and Tui tells him all about the sun. He climbs up to his tree hut and meets a wise old owl who taught Tui the song. After learning about solar energy and renewable energy, they all sing the song together.
 

Year 4-8



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KIWI KIDS DISCOVER THE SUN (Yr 4-8)

Learn about the sun and solar energy.

Two Kiwi Kids join a school group and are amazed to learn fascinating facts about the sun. How sunlight travels 150,000,000 kms to Earth and takes 8 minutes to reach us! An engineer, installing solar panels on the roof of the school, explains how they work - and how renewable energy helps to prevent global warming.

Year 1-4



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BEAKY & BLUEY SEE THE LIGHT (Yr 1-4)

Younger readers can
learn about energy
efficiency too!


Two pukeko chicks, Beaky and Bluey, get the chance to star in a TV commercial about energy efficiency. Their mother Ko is trained to turn off a light switch, but this is just the start. She explains the benefits of renewable energy. She also has many tips for saving energy, including energy efficient light bulbs.

Year 5-8



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GREEN DREAM HOUSE
(Yr 5-8)


Learn how to make a house more energy efficient.

Twiggy the pukeko dreams that one day she will live in a warm, dry house. She meets Tua, a tuatara who knows a thing or two about energy from the sun. They visit the Green Dream House and meet Greeny, the owner. Twiggy's head is soon spinning with facts about insulation, double glazing, solar energy, passive solar design, and a long list of ways to be energy efficient.

TE REO e-BOOKS

Tau 1-3



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KA WAIATA A TUI
MO TE RĀ (Tau 1-3)


Ka taea e ngā kaipānui nohinohi
te ako e pā ana ki te rā
me te pūngao komaru!


Ka rongo a Jake i te waiata hou a Tui mai o waho o te matapihi o tōnā rūma. Ka muramura, ka paki hoki te rangi, ā ka whakamōhiongia ake a ia eTui ki te rā. Ka piki ake a ia ki tōnā wharau rākau ki te tutaki ki tētahi peho tino mōhio nāna anō i ako a Tui ki taua waiata. I te ako pai mo te pūngao kōmaru me te pūngao whakahou, ka waiata ngātahi ai a rātou katoa.

Tau 4-8



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KA TŪHURATIA TE RĀ E NGĀ TAMARIKI KIWI (Tau 4-8)

Akona e pā ana ki te rā me te pūngao kōmaru.

Ka hono mai te tokorua Tamariki Kiwi ki tētahi rōpū ā kura, ā, ka miharo ki te ako i ngā meka rekareka rawa e pā ana ki te rā. I pēhea te haerenga 150 miriona kiromita ngā hīhī o te rā ki a Papatūānuku, ā, e 8 meneti te roa kia tae rawa mai ki a tātou! Mā tētahi mataara pūkaha, e whakatakoto ana i ngā papa kōmaru ki runga i te tuanui o te kura, hei whakamārama atu i pēhea mai te whakamahia – ā, i pēhea hoki ko te pūngao whakahou e awhina hei kaupare atu i te whakamahanatanga o te Ao.
 

Tau 1-4



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KAHURANGI RĀUA KO NGUTU
KIA KITEA TE MĀRAMATANGA (Tau 1-4)


Ka taea e ngā kaipānui nohinohi
te ako e pā ana ki te pūnga
tiakitanga hoki!


Ka riro i te tokorua punua pīpī, arā ko Ngutu rāua ko Kahurangi, te angitū ki te whakawhetūranga i runga i te panui pouaka whakaata e pā ana ki te tiaki pūngao. Ka akona tō rāua māmā, a Kō, ki te whakaweto i te rama, engari, koia rā ko te timatatanga noa iho. Ko Maggie, o Genesis Energy, e whakamārama atu i ngā painga o te pūngao whakahou. Ka mōhio hoki a ia ki ngā tīwhiri maha hei tiaki pūngao, pēnei i ngā pūrama tiaki pūngao.

Tau 5-8



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TE WHARE MANGA MOEMOEA
(Tau 5-8)


Akona ki te whakakaha ake te tiakinga pūngao o te whare.

Ka wawata noa a Hiroki a tōnā rā ka noho ia i roto i tētahi whare mahana, whare maroke hoki. Ka tutaki ki a Tua, he tuatara mōhio pai ki te pūngao no te rā. Ka toro atu rāua ki te Whare Manga Moemoea, ā, ka tutaki ki a Kirīni, nōna ake taua whare. E kore e roa ka rorohuri te māhunga o Hiroki i ngā meka e pā ana ki te kaupare mātao, te matapihi tōrua, te pūngao kōmaru, te hoahoa kōmaru hāngu, me te rārangi roa o ngā whāinga hei tiaki pūngao.