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Grade Level:
Middle School: Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade
Subject:
Science

Background

Mauna Ulu is located along the east rift zone of Kīlauea Volcano. It is an area of striking contrast and variety and landscapes ranging from newly formed lava flows to verdant rain forests. Dramatic features include the shield of Mauna Ulu, spatter ramparts, fissures, lava trees and molds, and an array of volcanic tephra. 

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.  

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