Students learn about the properties of lava by experimenting with liquids having varying gas contents and viscosities. (CLASSROOM ACTIVITY)
Young students learn about the 'apapane and it's role in the native Hawaiian forest through utilizing their senses and observational skills.
Polynesians had a unique sense of place and where they were on an island. They had a vast knowledge of their island home from the mountain to the ocean. Polynesians used a system that is known as wayfinding to chart their destination. Today we use modern navigational tools to find our way through the world.
Using the powers of observation, students learn the importance of our native forest and trees to humans in every day life.
Native Hawaiian ecosystems are among the most distinct.
In a journey through Kīpuka Puaulu students will discover the importance of biodiversity, the traditional Hawaiian uses of native plants, the continued value of these plants into the modern era and an appreciation for the ongoing need to protect Hawai‘i's natural resources.
The often dramatic and voluminous eruptions that occur on Kīlauea volcano can wipe out forest far from the actual eruption site. Students examine the aftermath of one such eruption on location; using scientific practice and historical evidence to understand the changes caused by the eruption, and how the land in the area is still changing today.
Meeting inside the caldera or an active, erupting volcano; we learn about the science and traditions regarding not only Kīlauea volcano, but the birth of all of the Hawaiian archipelago. Students discover the continued activity Hawaiian volcanoes continue producing till this very day.
Meeting at the site of one of the longest eruptions in recorded Hawaiian history, we take you on a journey through post eruption, debris, formations, and creation. Using science, math and history, students are able to take an in-depth look into the after effects of volcanic activity in Hawai'i, as well as gain a better understanding of the different formations created in the process. From tree molds to reticulite we bring these creations to life as we explore the science behind them.
Students simulate tephra transport by placing ingredients in front of running fan, and mapping the resultant layers. This lesson plan is part of the "Living with a Volcano in Your Backyard" curriculum, created through a partnership between Mount Rainier National Park and the US Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory.