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Welcome to PAEKUPU, words related to Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. Curriculum areas presently available on PAEKUPU: Toi Ataata, Te Reo Matatini, Puoro, Te Reo Pāngarau, Te Reo Pūtaiao, Ngā Mahi a te Rēhia
 
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Te Reo Pūtaiao

tukupūngao

respiration

tūingoa, tūmahi poro

WHAKAMĀRAMA

Ko tētahi o ngā mahi nui a te pūtau. Ka ngāwherewhere te warowaihā (arā, te kūhuka), ā, ka tukuna te pūngao o roto hei whakapau mā te pūtau ki te tupu, ki te whakaputa uri, ki te nukunuku, otirā, ki te mahi i āna mahi katoa.

One of the important functions of a cell. Carbohydrates (particularly glucose) are broken down to release energy which is used by the cell for growth, for reproduction, for movement and all its other functions.

Tauira KŌrero

He aha te wāhi ki te hāora (O) i te tukupūngao a te pūtau?

Whakamāramatia mai te rerekē o te tukupūngao ā-hāora me te tukupūngao hāora-kore.

Ko te hauhā (CO2) tētahi o ngā hua o te tukupūngao.

Takenga Mai

tuku - release, let go

pūngao - energy

Tauira KŌrero

He aha te wāhi ki te hāora (O) i te tukupūngao a te pūtau?

Whakamāramatia mai te rerekē o te tukupūngao ā-hāora me te tukupūngao hāora-kore.

Ko te hauhā (CO2) tētahi o ngā hua o te tukupūngao.