Mahi Pai 2

Join Te Ataakura Pewhairangi and 6 colourful taniwha. Children explore through waiata and active play while combining Te Reo Māori and New Zealand sign language into pure unbridled fun! Wednesdays & Fridays, 6.40am. Repeats same day at 3.15pm.

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EPISODE 2 - Baleen Whale Experiment

Experiment with a Baleen Whale!

•    A strainer
•    A glass of water
•    And some cereal

1.    First, place the cereal inside the glass of water – this signifies the water and krill that whales take into their mouth underwater. 
2.    The strainer represents the baleen of the tohorā. So, place it over the glass, then watch what happens when the water is poured through.  
3.    See how the water moves out freely but the cereal remains in the glass? This is just like how a baleen tohorā does it. They use their tongue to filter water through the baleen, but the krill remains – the tohorā then licks the krill off the baleen and swallows it.