Day: June 23, 2022

Healing into the New Year

Names: Kaedyns, Morgan

Monday 2 May 2022

Heading into the New Year

Fact 1: Matariki is a small cluster of stars that marks the Maori New Year


Fact 2: Waita is a star linked with the ocean and food.


Fact 3: Matariki is the star that reflects hope and people.


Fact 4: All of the Matariki stars are 6 sisters which is Tupu-a-nuku, Tuarangi, Waiti, Waita, Waipunarangi and Ururangi.


Fact 5: Hiwa-i-te-rangi  the star that relates to dreams and aspirations for the coming year


Fact 6: Some Iwi’s believe there are 9 stars in Matariki and some believe there are 7. The 2 extra stars are known as Pohutukawa and Hiwa-i-te-rangi.


Ping Pong ball Experiment

Title: Having Fun With Hair Dryers



The purpose is to understand the air pressure.


Hypothesis/Prediction (What I think will happen and why?)


M: I think that the ball will fall off every time you tilt or move the hair dryer.

K: I think that the ball will lose balance (fall off) at times.

J: I think that the ball will float higher and higher.




  • Hair dryer   –  Ping pong ball




  • First you want to plug in your hair dryer and turn it on. 
  • Secondly you want to place the ball on top of the hair dryer.
  • Next you just want to turn it on and see what will happen.
  • Then check your prediction and see what really happened




K: The ball did fall off because we couldn’t keep the hair drier still. So the air coming out of the hair drier was moving in a different direction. 



K: To keep the ball up in the air, the hair drier must be kept in one place.