Lesson Table

Lesson
Target Grade
General Grade Topic/Keyword Major Standard Major Benchmark File Name Additional resources Description
Got Limu? Uses for Algae in Hawaii and Beyond
High School Algae 2: Nature of Science: Understand that science, technology, and society are interrelated algae.uses.highschool.pdf algae.uses.highschool.ppt Uses and rules for Algae in Hawaii; worksheet with questions
How to set-up a Halimeda Aquarium
High School Algae 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC.BS.1.2 - Design and safely implement an experiment algae.aquarium.setup.highschool.pdf Information on halimeda, nitrogen cycle, tank setup
Algae Challenge 2008L Can you handle the Halimeda heat?
7
Middle - High School Algae 4: Life and Environmental Sciences: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION IN ORGANISMS: Understand the structures and functions of living organisms and how organisms can be compared scientificallyture and Function in Organisms SC.7.4.4 - Classify organisms according to their level of relatedness algae.challlenge.highschool.pdf Descriptions for three divisions fo algae and directions for game
Bridge Lab - Coral Critters
7
Middle School Algae, Coral, Ocean Acidification 4: Life and Environmental Sciences: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION IN ORGANISMS: Understand the structures and functions of living organisms and how organisms can be compared scientificallyture and Function in Organisms SC.7.4.4 - Classify organisms according to their level of relatedness halimeda.coral.lab.7th.grade.pdf Halimeda, Coral, and Ocean Acidification stations, and worksheet
Halimeda Meadows of Maui
7
Middle School Algae 4: Life and Environmental Sciences: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION IN ORGANISMS: Understand the structures and functions of living organisms and how organisms can be compared scientificallyture and Function in Organisms SC.7.4.4 - Classify organisms according to their level of relatedness halimeda.crisscross.7th.grade.pdf Word search and glossary of general biology words
Ask a Scientist At Sea! Hui Malama Learning Center
High School Global warming, algae, submersibles, coral reefs, life for a scientist at sea 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC.BS.1.5 Communicate the components of a scientific investigation ask.a.scientist.at.sea.hui.malama.pdf ask.a.scientist.at.sea.description.pdf Poster with answers to student-generated questions for scientists conducting deep sea research
Ask a Scientist At Sea! Seabury Hall
High School Coral reef, algae and nutrients, organisms at bottom of ocean, black coral, sediment 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC.BS.1.5 Communicate the components of a scientific investigation ask.a.scientist.at.sea.posterseaburyhall.pdf ask.a.scientist.at.sea.description.pdf Poster with answers to student-generated questions for scientists conducting deep sea research
Global Climate Change
7 & 8
Middle School Global warming, seawater, atmosphere, climate, weather, concentrations of gas 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC.7.1.1 Design and safely conduct a scientific investigation global.climate.change.pdf Series of activities for students to explore climate change, including a lab exercise, scavenger hunt, and board game. Includes answer keys.
Coral Polyp Design
High School Coral structure, polyp Marine Science Strand - Standard 4: Ecological Systems - Understand the locations and characteristics of marine ecosystems SC.MS.4.3 Describe the characteristics of coral reefs coral.polyp.highschool.pdf coral.reef.facts.highschool.pdf Activity to make coral polyps out of play-doh. Includes worksheet with questions
Coral Polyp Design/Skeletal Structure Activity
High School Coral structure, colonies Marine Science Strand - Standard 4: Ecological Systems - Understand the locations and characteristics of marine ecosystems SC.MS.4.3 Describe the characteristics of coral reefs coral.polyp.highschool.pdf coral.reef.facts.highschool.pdf Activity to make coral polyps out of play-doh. Includes directions for introduction of topic
Rice Atoll Formation
Middle - High School Coral reef, island formation rice.atoll.formation.pdf Activity to create models of islands in various stages of formation using rice. Includes worksheet with questions.
Cellular Sundae
6 to 12
Middle - High School Cells, Cell structure, Animal and Plant cells 4: Life and Environmental Sciences: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION IN ORGANISMS: Understand the structures and functions of living organisms and how organisms can be compared scientificallyture and Function in Organisms SC.BS.4.1 Describe different cell parts and their functions cellular.sundae.6th.to.12th.grade.pdf Describes an activity for students to make cell models out of ice cream and candy.
Ice Cream Glaciers
5
Elementary Glaciers, force, landscape formation 7: FORCE AND MOTION: Understand the relationship between force, mass, and motion of objects; and know the major natural forces: gravitational, electric, and magnetic SC.PS.7.1 Apply the laws of motion to determine the effects of forces on the linear motion of objects icecream.glacier.5th.grade.pdf Activity to create a glacial terrain using ice cream
I will survive!
3
Elementary Habitat, plant and animal survival requirments 3: Life and Environmental Sciences: ORGANISMS AND THE ENVIRONMENT: Understand the unity, diversity, and interrelationships of organisms, including their relationship to cycles of matter and energy in the environment SC.1.3.1 Identify the requirements of plants and animals to survive (e.g., food, air, light, water) i.will.survive.3rd.grade.pdf Worksheet on plant and animal survival requirements
Classification of Living Things
High School Organism, classification, Linnaeus, 4: Life and Environmental Sciences: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION IN ORGANISMS: Understand the structures and functions of living organisms and how organisms can be compared scientificallyture and Function in Organisms SC.BS.4.6 Explain the organization of life on Earth using the modern classification system classification.highschool.pdf A series of activities and worksheets on classification. Includes vocabulary, multiple choice questions, game
Sand Lab
High School Composition of sand, beach formation, biogenic sand, meiofauna 8: Physical, Earth, and Space Sciences: EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE: Understand the Earth and its processes, the solar system, and the universe and its contents SC.3.8.1 Describe different Earth materials (e.g., rocks, minerals, sand, soil) and explain their formation and composition meiofauna.sand.lab.highschool.pdf Lab for students to analyze sand composition. Includes explanatory materials.
Meiofauna Investigation
High School Wave energy, Meiofauna, Abundance, Diversity, Sand, Shannon-Weaver 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC.BS.1.2 - Design and safely implement an experiment meiofauna.lab.highschool.pdf

writing.meiofauna.report.highschool.pdf
rodriguez.2003.meiofauna.article.pdf
meiofauna.guide.highschool.pdf
designing.meiofauna.lab.highschool.pdf

A lab activity to collect and analyze sand, extract and identify meiofauna, and calculate diversity. Includes data sheets. Additional resources include directions on how to write a scientific paper, an example scientific paper, pictures of meiofauna, and an outline for how to set up the lab.
Photosynthesis and Light in the Ocean
High School Photosynthesis, respiration, algae, ocean, solar energy, sunlight, waves, electromagnetic spectrum 3: Life and Environmental Sciences: ORGANISMS AND THE ENVIRONMENT: Understand the unity, diversity, and interrelationships of organisms, including their relationship to cycles of matter and energy in the environment SC.BS. 3.3 Explain how matter and energy flow through living systems and the physical environment photosynthesis.ocean.light.highschool.pdf Explanatory materials on photosynthesis, respiration, and light and organisms in the ocean. Includes crossword puzzle and experimental procedure to examine the effect of light on algae
Introducing Phylogenetics
High School Phylogenetics, classification, cladograms, evolution, homoplasy, homology, Venn Diagram, 4: Life and Environmental Sciences: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION IN ORGANISMS: Understand the structures and functions of living organisms and how organisms can be compared scientificallyture and Function in Organisms SC.7.4.4 - Classify organisms according to their level of relatedness introducing.phylogenetics.pdf evolution.pre.eval.materials.pdf
evolution.post.eval.materials.pdf
homoplasy.convergent.evolution.ppt
Part of a series on phylogenetics. Lists materials needed to prepare for phylogenetics lessons and lists outline of lessons. Introductory material with definitions and examples of classification, evolutionary relationships, traits, and Venn Diagrams. Written largely as questions with answers. Additional resources include pre and post evaluation questionnaires and a powerpoint presentation with examples of convergent evolution; homology vs. homoplasy.
Building Classifications: Vocabulary
High School Classification, phylogenetic, evolution, Linneaus, cladogram, clade, polyphyletic, paraphyletic 4: Life and Environmental Sciences: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION IN ORGANISMS: Understand the structures and functions of living organisms and how organisms can be compared scientificallyture and Function in Organisms SC.7.4.4 - Classify organisms according to their level of relatedness building.classifications.vocabulary.pdf evolution.pre.eval.materials
evolution.post.eval.materials
homoplasy.convergent.evolution.ppt
Part of a series on phylogenetics. Vocabulary; written in paragraph format.
Creating Cladograms
High School Evolution, cladogram, evolutionary relationship, Venn Diagram 4: Life and Environmental Sciences: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION IN ORGANISMS: Understand the structures and functions of living organisms and how organisms can be compared scientificallyture and Function in Organisms SC.7.4.4 - Classify organisms according to their level of relatedness creating.cladograms.pdf why.cladistics.article.questions.pdf Part of a series on phylogenetics. Lab activity for students to classify organisms. Includes some vocabulary. Includes worksheets. Additional resource is a journal article on cladistics and a worksheet with questions about the journal article.
Fruitful DNA Extraction
High School DNA, phenotype, genotype, evolution, extraction, 5: Life and Environmental Sciences: DIVERSITY, GENETICS, AND EVOLUTION: Understand genetics and biological evolution and their impact on the unity and diversity of organisms SC.BS.5.3 Explain the structural properties of DNA and the role of DNA in heredity and protein synthesis dna.extraction.lab.pdf Lab activity to extract DNA from fruit. Includes some explanatory material and a few questions.
Incorporating Molecular Data into your Phylogenetic Tree
High School phylogenetics, morphology, molecular data, DNA, sequence, genotype, 5: Life and Environmental Sciences: DIVERSITY, GENETICS, AND EVOLUTION: Understand genetics and biological evolution and their impact on the unity and diversity of organisms SC.BS.5.3 Explain the structural properties of DNA and the role of DNA in heredity and protein synthesis molecular.phylogenetics.teacher.pdf molecular.phylogenetics.student.pdf Worksheet activity comparing molecular and morphological techniques and on DNA sequencing. Student version is empty worksheet, teacher version includes answers.
Molecular Phylogenetics
High School phylogenetics, DNA, mutations, 5: Life and Environmental Sciences: DIVERSITY, GENETICS, AND EVOLUTION: Understand genetics and biological evolution and their impact on the unity and diversity of organisms SC.BS.5.5 Explain chromosomal mutations, their possible causes, and their effects on genetic variation mutation.ppt olivia.judson.nyt.a.random.analysis.pdf Powerpoint presentation on DNA mutations. Additional resource is a New York Times article questioning if mutations are always random.
Draw a Scientist
Elementary Scientists, perceptions 2: Nature of Science: Understand that science, technology, and society are interrelated SC.7.2.1 Explain the use of reliable print and electronic sources to provide scientific information and evidence draw.a.scientist.gradeschool.pdf Worksheet activity to have students draw a scientist
Developing Hypotheses
All grades Observations, Hypothesis, Scientific process, prediction, conclusion 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC.3.1.1 Pose a question and develop a hypothesis based on observations hermit.crab.hypotheses.pdf Activity geared to introduce students to the scientific process. Has students observe hermit crabs and write hypotheses based on observation. Includes explanatory material and worksheet.

Comparing Birds and Bird Food Preferences
Schoolyard and Lyon Arboretum

All grades Observation, description, adaptation, survival, field activities, invertebrates, food chain, food web, Hawaii, invasive species 5: Life and Environmental Sciences: DIVERSITY, GENETICS, AND EVOLUTION: Understand genetics and biological evolution and their impact on the unity and diversity of organisms SC.7.5.4 Analyze how organisms' body structures contribute to their ability to survive and reproduce activities.at.lyon.arboretum.pdf A series of activities geared to an outdoor field environment. Designed for Lyon Arboretum in Hawaii but can be used in any outdoor location. Includes worksheets. Activities include 1) Observations of birds, trees, food preferences, and adaptations of birds; an Invertebrate hunt; observing plants and animals and defining role; bird beaks and adaptation; an activity to model a food chain; an activity to examine seeds and determine mode of dispersal; drawing activity to identify an invasive species.
Observing Ant Behavior
Elementary Scientific method, Scientific process, observation, hypothesis, experiment 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC.3.1.1 Pose a question and develop a hypothesis based on observations ant.bait.school.pdf One of a number of ant activities designed to enable students to learn the scientific method. Field activity for students to determine what (human) foods ants like best. Includes data sheets and worksheets.
Observing Ant Behavior on Flat Island/Popoia
Elementary Scientific method, Scientific process, observation, hypothesis, experiment, groups 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC.3.1.1 Pose a question and develop a hypothesis based on observations ant.bait.offshore.islet.pdf One of a number of ant activities designed to enable students to learn the scientific method. Designed for observation in the field. Includes a worksheet with questions, directions for field activity, directions for post-trip group work, and data sheets.
The ants go marching…Hurrah! Hurrah!
Elementary Scientific method, Scientific process, observation, hypothesis, experiment, habitat 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC.3.1.1 Pose a question and develop a hypothesis based on observations ant.bait.hmwk.pdf One of a number of ant activities designed to enable students to learn the scientific method. Designed for comparison between two field sites. Includes a worksheet designed for homework.
Popoia Plant Survey
1 to 3
Elementary Transects, quadrats, data collection, plant identification, comparing sites, 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC.1.1.1 Collect, record, and organize data using simple tools, equipment, and techniques safely popoia.plant.datasheet.pdf

plants.of.popoia.pdf
field guide

popoia.island.plant.summary.pdf
follow-up data analysis

Field survey exercise to compare Popoia Island with Kanewai field in Honolulu. Materials include directions for the initial survey, data sheets, a field guide with pictures of likely plants, and a follow-up exercise for data analysis.
Seed Dispersal
1 to 3
Elementary Hypotheses, experiments, observations, inferences, seed dispersal, plant colonization, Hawaii 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC.3.1.1 Pose a question and develop a hypothesis based on observations seed.dispersal.pdf Class-based activity to observe seeds and predict their method of dispersal. Includes worksheets.
Star Species Biodiversity Inventory
1 to 3
Elementary Abundance, diversity, sampling, habitat conditions, transect, quadrat, 3: Life and Environmental Sciences: ORGANISMS AND THE ENVIRONMENT: Understand the unity, diversity, and interrelationships of organisms, including their relationship to cycles of matter and energy in the environment SC.1.3.1 Identify the requirements of plants and animals to survive (e.g., food, air, light, water) star.species.transect.pdf Classroom and field exercise includes directions for doing a sampling survey of biodiversity. Includes worksheets.
Urchin Spawning Lab
Biology
High School Reproduction, Embryo, Development, Cell division, mitosis, meiosis 4: Life and Environmental Sciences: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION IN ORGANISMS: Understand the structures and functions of living organisms and how organisms can be compared scientificallyture and Function in Organisms SC.BS.4.3 Differentiate between the processes of mitosis and meiosis Urching Spawning Lab.pdf www.stanford.edu/group/Urchin/first.htm
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whole development.gif
Classroom-based activity using microscopes to examine spawning gametes. Includes worksheets. Additional materials include animations of division and development.
Water for Life
4
Elementary Water, hydrogen and oxygen, forms of water 8: Physical, Earth, and Space Sciences: EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE: Understand the Earth and its processes, the solar system, and the universe and its contents SC.2.8.1 Identify different Earth materials and classify them by their physical properties 1.water.for.life.unit1a.4th.grade.pdf 1.overall.lesson.plan.4th.grade.pdf Part of a 4th grade series on water and watersheds. Introductory water lesson. Includes activity sheets.
What is a Watershed?
4
Elementary Watershed, gravity, water 8: Physical, Earth, and Space Sciences: EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE: Understand the Earth and its processes, the solar system, and the universe and its contents SC 4.8.1 Describe how slow processes sometimes shape and reshape the surface of the Earth 2.watershed.unit1.4th.grade.pdf Part of a 4th grade series on water and watersheds. Introductory lesson on watersheds and influene of gravity on the movement of water. Classroom hands-on activity. Includes worksheets.
Examining the Kalihi Stream- A Bioassessment
4
Elementary Native species, introduced species, riparian buffer zone 5: Life and Environmental Sciences: DIVERSITY, GENETICS, AND EVOLUTION: Understand genetics and biological evolution and their impact on the unity and diversity of organisms SC4.5.2 Describe the roles of various organisms in the same environment 4.bioassessment.4th.grade.pdf 4.kwes.stream.surveys.4th.grade.pdf Part of a 4th grade series on water and watersheds. An outdoor lesson with stations. Designed to be done with the help of a local organization. Students move through stations to identify stream environment, trash, and species. Additional resource is a field guide to species in the Kalihi stream.
Understanding the Kalihi Steram Environment - From the big to the little (food webs to cells)
4
Elementary Food web, food chain, plant cell, animal cell 4: Life and Environmental Sciences: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION IN ORGANISMS: Understand the structures and functions of living organisms and how organisms can be compared scientificallyture and Function in Organisms SC 4.4.1 Identify the basic differences between plant cells and animal cells 5.stream.foodwebs.4th.grade.pdf Lesson designed to introduce students to microscopes and differences between plant and animal cells. To keep students busy while others are using microscopes there is an additional food web activity. Can be split.
The Water Cycle
4
Elementary Water cycle, precipitation, evaporation, condensation, streamflow 8: Physical, Earth, and Space Sciences: EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE: Understand the Earth and its processes, the solar system, and the universe and its contents SC 3.8.2 Describe how the water cycle is related to weather and climate 6.water.cycle.4th.grade.pdf Part of a 4th grade series on water and watersheds. Students use paper to create a water cycle puzzle.
Land Use and Pollution Scavenger Hunt
4
Elementary Pollution, sources of pollution, types of pollution, stream 2: Nature of Science: Understand that science, technology, and society are interrelated C 4.2.1 Describe how the use of technology has influenced the economy, demography, and environment of Hawaii 7.pollution.scanvenger.hunt.4th.grade.pdf Part of a 4th grade series on water and watersheds. An outdoor lesson that has students examining a streambank for sources of water pollution. Also an introduction to pollution. Includes teacher key.
Introduction to Water Quality Testing
4
Elementary Pollution, water quality, nitrate, phosphate, turbidity, coliform bacteria, pH, dissolved oxygen 6: Physical, Earth, and Space Sciences: NATURE OF MATTER AND ENERGY: Understand the nature of matter and energy, forms of energy (including waves) and energy transformations, and their significance in understanding the structure of the universe SC 4.6.1 Describe how some materials may be combined to form new substances 8.water.quality.intro.4th.grade.pdf Part of a 4th grade series on water and watersheds. Includes activity sheets and directions for water quality tests. In class activity using tap water.
I'm a Water Scientist!
4
Elementary Hypothesis, error, replication, observation, pollution, sources of water pollution. 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC 4.1.1 Describe a testable hypothesis and an experimental procedure 9.water.scientist.4th.grade.pdf Part of a 4th grade series on water and watersheds. Builds on introduction to pollution and introduces replication with penny flips. Classroom based activity. Includes worksheet.
Testing the Kalihi Stream's Water Quality
4
Elementary Pollution, water quality, nitrate, phosphate, turbidity, coliform bacteria, pH, dissolved oxygen 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC 4.1.1 Describe a testable hypothesis and an experimental procedure 10.kalihi.stream.water.quality.4th.grade.pdf Part of a 4th grade series on water and watersheds. Builds on previous lessons on water quality. Outdoor activity asks students to make and test a hypothesis about water quality. Includes worksheets.
Waimea Valley Trip (Comparing Watersheds)
4
Elementary Watershed, stream, organisms, environment, pollution, native, introduced 5: Life and Environmental Sciences: DIVERSITY, GENETICS, AND EVOLUTION: Understand genetics and biological evolution and their impact on the unity and diversity of organisms SC 4.5.3 Describe how different organisms need specific environmental conditions to survive 11.waimea.e.malama.package.4th.grade.pdf Kalihi Waimea comparison maps.zip
Prep for Waimea
Part of a 4th grade series on water and watersheds. Package from Waimea Valley Nature Center. Field trip complements previous water quality testing activities. Supplementary materials are a zipped folder with satellite images comparing the Kalihi and Waimea watersheds.
Tying it all together in an Ahupua'a
4
Elementary Water, ahupua'a, pollution, cells, food web 8: Physical, Earth, and Space Sciences: EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE: Understand the Earth and its processes, the solar system, and the universe and its contents SC.2.8.2 Identify the limited supply of natural resources and how they can be extended through conservation, reuse, and recycling 12.tying.it.all.together.4th.grade.pdf 12.tying.it.all.together.
mobile.images.4th.grade.pdf
Part of a 4th grade series on water and watersheds. Summary and review activity where students build paper-based models with terms from the unit. Additional materials are a pdf with images for use in the mobile.
Water for Life/The Water Cycle
5
Elementary Water, water cycle, forms of water, locations of water, precipitation, condensation, streamflow, evaporation 8: Physical, Earth, and Space Sciences: EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE: Understand the Earth and its processes, the solar system, and the universe and its contents SC 3.8.2 Describe how the water cycle is related to weather and climate 1.water.life.1a.water.cycle.1b.5th.grade.pdf Part of a 5th grade series on water, streamflow, and watersheds. Two introductory lessons on water. Paper-based and for the classroom. Students diagram the water cycle.
What is a Watershed?
5
Elementary Watershed, topographic map, streamflow 8: Physical, Earth, and Space Sciences: EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE: Understand the Earth and its processes, the solar system, and the universe and its contents SC 4.8.1 Describe how slow processes sometimes shape and reshape the surface of the Earth 2.watershed.unit1.5th.grade.pdf Part of a 5th grade series on water, streamflow, and watersheds. Students use topographic maps to determine the boundary of a watershed. Includes worksheets.
Modeling and making predictions about watersheds
5
Elementary Models, watersheds, gravity, water flow 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC 5.1.2 Formulate and defend conclusions based on evidence 3.watershed.unit2.5th.grade.pdf Part of a 5th grade series on water, streamflow, and watersheds. Students build model watersheds out of clay and then test hypotheses.
Modeling and making predictions about watersheds
4
Elementary Models, watersheds, gravity, water flow 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC 4.1.1 Describe a testable hypothesis and an experimental procedure 3.watershed.unit2.4th.grade.pdf Part of a 4th grade series on water and watersheds. Students build model watersheds out of clay and then test hypotheses.
Streamflow and the Manoa Flood
5
Elementary Data, Excel, streamflow, analysis, flooding, displaying results. 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC 6.1.2 Use appropriate tools, equipment, and techniques safely to collect, display, and analyze data 4.streamflow.intro1.5th.grade.pdf 4.manoa.water.table.5th.grade.xls 4.rainfalll.honolulu.teacher.
supplement.5th grade.xls
Part of a 5th grade series on water, streamflow, and watersheds. Computer and internet-based lesson requires students to find data on the web and analyze data in Excel. Supplementary materials include the data table for the lesson and graphics for the teacher.
Streamflow and flooding - students teaching students
5
Elementary Riparian, flood, communicating results, hazards, stream, channel 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC 8.1.2 Communicate the significant components of the experimental design and results of a scientific investigation 5.streamflow.intro2.5th.gradde.pdf Part of a 5th grade series on water, streamflow, and watersheds. Outdoor activity has students examining the environment on one topic; students then come back together to teach other students what they learned. Includes activity sheets.
Land Use, Streamflow, and Pollution
5
Elementary Land use, pollution, streamflow, google earth, data, watershed 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC 6.1.2 Use appropriate tools, equipment, and techniques safely to collect, display, and analyze data 6.streamflow.pollution.landuse.5th.grade.pdf

maps.google.com

earth.google.com

Part of a 5th grade series on water, streamflow, and watersheds. Computer and internet-based lesson. Introduction to pollution. Students must download Google Earth and then examine the watershed. Includes worksheets and directions.
Land Use and Pollution Scavenger Hunt
5
Elementary Pollution, sources of pollution, types of pollution, stream 2: Nature of Science: Understand that science, technology, and society are interrelated C 4.2.1 Describe how the use of technology has influenced the economy, demography, and environment of Hawaii 7.pollution.scavenger.hunt.5th.grade.pdf Part of a 5th grade series on wate, streamflow, and watersheds. An outdoor lesson that has students examining a streambank for sources of water pollution. Includes teacher key.
Introduction to Water Quality Testing
5
Elementary Pollution, water quality, nitrate, phosphate, turbidity, coliform bacteria, pH, dissolved oxygen 6: Physical, Earth, and Space Sciences: NATURE OF MATTER AND ENERGY: Understand the nature of matter and energy, forms of energy (including waves) and energy transformations, and their significance in understanding the structure of the universe SC 4.6.1 Describe how some materials may be combined to form new substances 8.water.quality.5th.grade.pdf Part of a 5th grade series on water, streamflow, and watersheds. Includes activity sheets for water quality tests. In class activity using tap water.
Testing the Water Quality of the Manoa Stream
5
Elementary Pollution, water quality, nitrate, phosphate, turbidity, coliform bacteria, pH, dissolved oxygen 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC 4.1.1 Describe a testable hypothesis and an experimental procedure 9.testing.manoa.stream.water.quality.5th.grade.pdf Part of a 5th grade series on water, streamflow, and watersheds. Builds on previous lessons on water quality. Outdoor activity asks students to make and test a hypothesis about water quality. Includes worksheets.
Tying it all together in a watershed
5
Elementary Water, watershed, pollution, streamflow 8: Physical, Earth, and Space Sciences: EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE: Understand the Earth and its processes, the solar system, and the universe and its contents SC.2.8.2 Identify the limited supply of natural resources and how they can be extended through conservation, reuse, and recycling 10.tying.it.all.together.5th.grade.pdf 10.tying.all.together.mobile.
images.5th.grade.pdf
Part of a 5th grade series on water, streamflow, and watersheds. Summary and review activity where students build paper-based models with terms from the unit. Additional materials are a pdf with images for use in the mobile.
Lesson
Target Grade
General Grade Topic/Keyword Major Standard Major Benchmark File Name Additional resources Description
Got Limu? Uses for Algae in Hawaii and Beyond
High School Algae 2: Nature of Science: Understand that science, technology, and society are interrelated algae.uses.highschool.pdf algae.uses.highschool.ppt Uses and rules for Algae in Hawaii; worksheet with questions
How to set-up a Halimeda Aquarium
High School Algae 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC.BS.1.2 - Design and safely implement an experiment algae.aquarium.setup.highschool.pdf Information on halimeda, nitrogen cycle, tank setup
Algae Challenge 2008L Can you handle the Halimeda heat?
7
Middle - High School Algae 4: Life and Environmental Sciences: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION IN ORGANISMS: Understand the structures and functions of living organisms and how organisms can be compared scientificallyture and Function in Organisms SC.7.4.4 - Classify organisms according to their level of relatedness algae.challlenge.highschool.pdf Descriptions for three divisions fo algae and directions for game
Bridge Lab - Coral Critters
7
Middle School Algae, Coral, Ocean Acidification 4: Life and Environmental Sciences: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION IN ORGANISMS: Understand the structures and functions of living organisms and how organisms can be compared scientificallyture and Function in Organisms SC.7.4.4 - Classify organisms according to their level of relatedness halimeda.coral.lab.7th.grade.pdf Halimeda, Coral, and Ocean Acidification stations, and worksheet
Halimeda Meadows of Maui
7
Middle School Algae 4: Life and Environmental Sciences: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION IN ORGANISMS: Understand the structures and functions of living organisms and how organisms can be compared scientificallyture and Function in Organisms SC.7.4.4 - Classify organisms according to their level of relatedness halimeda.crisscross.7th.grade.pdf Word search and glossary of general biology words
Ask a Scientist At Sea! Hui Malama Learning Center
High School Global warming, algae, submersibles, coral reefs, life for a scientist at sea 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC.BS.1.5 Communicate the components of a scientific investigation ask.a.scientist.at.sea.hui.malama.pdf ask.a.scientist.at.sea.description.pdf Poster with answers to student-generated questions for scientists conducting deep sea research
Ask a Scientist At Sea! Seabury Hall
High School Coral reef, algae and nutrients, organisms at bottom of ocean, black coral, sediment 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC.BS.1.5 Communicate the components of a scientific investigation ask.a.scientist.at.sea.posterseaburyhall.pdf ask.a.scientist.at.sea.description.pdf Poster with answers to student-generated questions for scientists conducting deep sea research
Global Climate Change
7 & 8
Middle School Global warming, seawater, atmosphere, climate, weather, concentrations of gas 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC.7.1.1 Design and safely conduct a scientific investigation global.climate.change.pdf Series of activities for students to explore climate change, including a lab exercise, scavenger hunt, and board game. Includes answer keys.
Coral Polyp Design
High School Coral structure, polyp Marine Science Strand - Standard 4: Ecological Systems - Understand the locations and characteristics of marine ecosystems SC.MS.4.3 Describe the characteristics of coral reefs coral.polyp.highschool.pdf coral.reef.facts.highschool.pdf Activity to make coral polyps out of play-doh. Includes worksheet with questions
Coral Polyp Design/Skeletal Structure Activity
High School Coral structure, colonies Marine Science Strand - Standard 4: Ecological Systems - Understand the locations and characteristics of marine ecosystems SC.MS.4.3 Describe the characteristics of coral reefs coral.polyp.highschool.pdf coral.reef.facts.highschool.pdf Activity to make coral polyps out of play-doh. Includes directions for introduction of topic
Rice Atoll Formation
Middle - High School Coral reef, island formation rice.atoll.formation.pdf Activity to create models of islands in various stages of formation using rice. Includes worksheet with questions.
Cellular Sundae
6 to 12
Middle - High School Cells, Cell structure, Animal and Plant cells 4: Life and Environmental Sciences: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION IN ORGANISMS: Understand the structures and functions of living organisms and how organisms can be compared scientificallyture and Function in Organisms SC.BS.4.1 Describe different cell parts and their functions cellular.sundae.6th.to.12th.grade.pdf Describes an activity for students to make cell models out of ice cream and candy.
Ice Cream Glaciers
5
Elementary Glaciers, force, landscape formation 7: FORCE AND MOTION: Understand the relationship between force, mass, and motion of objects; and know the major natural forces: gravitational, electric, and magnetic SC.PS.7.1 Apply the laws of motion to determine the effects of forces on the linear motion of objects icecream.glacier.5th.grade.pdf Activity to create a glacial terrain using ice cream
I will survive!
3
Elementary Habitat, plant and animal survival requirments 3: Life and Environmental Sciences: ORGANISMS AND THE ENVIRONMENT: Understand the unity, diversity, and interrelationships of organisms, including their relationship to cycles of matter and energy in the environment SC.1.3.1 Identify the requirements of plants and animals to survive (e.g., food, air, light, water) i.will.survive.3rd.grade.pdf Worksheet on plant and animal survival requirements
Classification of Living Things
High School Organism, classification, Linnaeus, 4: Life and Environmental Sciences: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION IN ORGANISMS: Understand the structures and functions of living organisms and how organisms can be compared scientificallyture and Function in Organisms SC.BS.4.6 Explain the organization of life on Earth using the modern classification system classification.highschool.pdf A series of activities and worksheets on classification. Includes vocabulary, multiple choice questions, game
Sand Lab
High School Composition of sand, beach formation, biogenic sand, meiofauna 8: Physical, Earth, and Space Sciences: EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE: Understand the Earth and its processes, the solar system, and the universe and its contents SC.3.8.1 Describe different Earth materials (e.g., rocks, minerals, sand, soil) and explain their formation and composition meiofauna.sand.lab.highschool.pdf Lab for students to analyze sand composition. Includes explanatory materials.
Meiofauna Investigation
High School Wave energy, Meiofauna, Abundance, Diversity, Sand, Shannon-Weaver 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC.BS.1.2 - Design and safely implement an experiment meiofauna.lab.highschool.pdf

writing.meiofauna.report.highschool.pdf
rodriguez.2003.meiofauna.article.pdf
meiofauna.guide.highschool.pdf
designing.meiofauna.lab.highschool.pdf

A lab activity to collect and analyze sand, extract and identify meiofauna, and calculate diversity. Includes data sheets. Additional resources include directions on how to write a scientific paper, an example scientific paper, pictures of meiofauna, and an outline for how to set up the lab.
Photosynthesis and Light in the Ocean
High School Photosynthesis, respiration, algae, ocean, solar energy, sunlight, waves, electromagnetic spectrum 3: Life and Environmental Sciences: ORGANISMS AND THE ENVIRONMENT: Understand the unity, diversity, and interrelationships of organisms, including their relationship to cycles of matter and energy in the environment SC.BS. 3.3 Explain how matter and energy flow through living systems and the physical environment photosynthesis.ocean.light.highschool.pdf Explanatory materials on photosynthesis, respiration, and light and organisms in the ocean. Includes crossword puzzle and experimental procedure to examine the effect of light on algae
Introducing Phylogenetics
High School Phylogenetics, classification, cladograms, evolution, homoplasy, homology, Venn Diagram, 4: Life and Environmental Sciences: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION IN ORGANISMS: Understand the structures and functions of living organisms and how organisms can be compared scientificallyture and Function in Organisms SC.7.4.4 - Classify organisms according to their level of relatedness introducing.phylogenetics.pdf evolution.pre.eval.materials.pdf
evolution.post.eval.materials.pdf
homoplasy.convergent.evolution.ppt
Part of a series on phylogenetics. Lists materials needed to prepare for phylogenetics lessons and lists outline of lessons. Introductory material with definitions and examples of classification, evolutionary relationships, traits, and Venn Diagrams. Written largely as questions with answers. Additional resources include pre and post evaluation questionnaires and a powerpoint presentation with examples of convergent evolution; homology vs. homoplasy.
Building Classifications: Vocabulary
High School Classification, phylogenetic, evolution, Linneaus, cladogram, clade, polyphyletic, paraphyletic 4: Life and Environmental Sciences: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION IN ORGANISMS: Understand the structures and functions of living organisms and how organisms can be compared scientificallyture and Function in Organisms SC.7.4.4 - Classify organisms according to their level of relatedness building.classifications.vocabulary.pdf evolution.pre.eval.materials
evolution.post.eval.materials
homoplasy.convergent.evolution.ppt
Part of a series on phylogenetics. Vocabulary; written in paragraph format.
Creating Cladograms
High School Evolution, cladogram, evolutionary relationship, Venn Diagram 4: Life and Environmental Sciences: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION IN ORGANISMS: Understand the structures and functions of living organisms and how organisms can be compared scientificallyture and Function in Organisms SC.7.4.4 - Classify organisms according to their level of relatedness creating.cladograms.pdf why.cladistics.article.questions.pdf Part of a series on phylogenetics. Lab activity for students to classify organisms. Includes some vocabulary. Includes worksheets. Additional resource is a journal article on cladistics and a worksheet with questions about the journal article.
Fruitful DNA Extraction
High School DNA, phenotype, genotype, evolution, extraction, 5: Life and Environmental Sciences: DIVERSITY, GENETICS, AND EVOLUTION: Understand genetics and biological evolution and their impact on the unity and diversity of organisms SC.BS.5.3 Explain the structural properties of DNA and the role of DNA in heredity and protein synthesis dna.extraction.lab.pdf Lab activity to extract DNA from fruit. Includes some explanatory material and a few questions.
Incorporating Molecular Data into your Phylogenetic Tree
High School phylogenetics, morphology, molecular data, DNA, sequence, genotype, 5: Life and Environmental Sciences: DIVERSITY, GENETICS, AND EVOLUTION: Understand genetics and biological evolution and their impact on the unity and diversity of organisms SC.BS.5.3 Explain the structural properties of DNA and the role of DNA in heredity and protein synthesis molecular.phylogenetics.teacher.pdf molecular.phylogenetics.student.pdf Worksheet activity comparing molecular and morphological techniques and on DNA sequencing. Student version is empty worksheet, teacher version includes answers.
Molecular Phylogenetics
High School phylogenetics, DNA, mutations, 5: Life and Environmental Sciences: DIVERSITY, GENETICS, AND EVOLUTION: Understand genetics and biological evolution and their impact on the unity and diversity of organisms SC.BS.5.5 Explain chromosomal mutations, their possible causes, and their effects on genetic variation mutation.ppt olivia.judson.nyt.a.random.analysis.pdf Powerpoint presentation on DNA mutations. Additional resource is a New York Times article questioning if mutations are always random.
Draw a Scientist
Elementary Scientists, perceptions 2: Nature of Science: Understand that science, technology, and society are interrelated SC.7.2.1 Explain the use of reliable print and electronic sources to provide scientific information and evidence draw.a.scientist.gradeschool.pdf Worksheet activity to have students draw a scientist
Developing Hypotheses
All grades Observations, Hypothesis, Scientific process, prediction, conclusion 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC.3.1.1 Pose a question and develop a hypothesis based on observations hermit.crab.hypotheses.pdf Activity geared to introduce students to the scientific process. Has students observe hermit crabs and write hypotheses based on observation. Includes explanatory material and worksheet.

Comparing Birds and Bird Food Preferences
Schoolyard and Lyon Arboretum

All grades Observation, description, adaptation, survival, field activities, invertebrates, food chain, food web, Hawaii, invasive species 5: Life and Environmental Sciences: DIVERSITY, GENETICS, AND EVOLUTION: Understand genetics and biological evolution and their impact on the unity and diversity of organisms SC.7.5.4 Analyze how organisms' body structures contribute to their ability to survive and reproduce activities.at.lyon.arboretum.pdf A series of activities geared to an outdoor field environment. Designed for Lyon Arboretum in Hawaii but can be used in any outdoor location. Includes worksheets. Activities include 1) Observations of birds, trees, food preferences, and adaptations of birds; an Invertebrate hunt; observing plants and animals and defining role; bird beaks and adaptation; an activity to model a food chain; an activity to examine seeds and determine mode of dispersal; drawing activity to identify an invasive species.
Observing Ant Behavior
Elementary Scientific method, Scientific process, observation, hypothesis, experiment 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC.3.1.1 Pose a question and develop a hypothesis based on observations ant.bait.school.pdf One of a number of ant activities designed to enable students to learn the scientific method. Field activity for students to determine what (human) foods ants like best. Includes data sheets and worksheets.
Observing Ant Behavior on Flat Island/Popoia
Elementary Scientific method, Scientific process, observation, hypothesis, experiment, groups 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC.3.1.1 Pose a question and develop a hypothesis based on observations ant.bait.offshore.islet.pdf One of a number of ant activities designed to enable students to learn the scientific method. Designed for observation in the field. Includes a worksheet with questions, directions for field activity, directions for post-trip group work, and data sheets.
The ants go marching…Hurrah! Hurrah!
Elementary Scientific method, Scientific process, observation, hypothesis, experiment, habitat 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC.3.1.1 Pose a question and develop a hypothesis based on observations ant.bait.hmwk.pdf One of a number of ant activities designed to enable students to learn the scientific method. Designed for comparison between two field sites. Includes a worksheet designed for homework.
Popoia Plant Survey
1 to 3
Elementary Transects, quadrats, data collection, plant identification, comparing sites, 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC.1.1.1 Collect, record, and organize data using simple tools, equipment, and techniques safely popoia.plant.datasheet.pdf

plants.of.popoia.pdf
field guide

popoia.island.plant.summary.pdf
follow-up data analysis

Field survey exercise to compare Popoia Island with Kanewai field in Honolulu. Materials include directions for the initial survey, data sheets, a field guide with pictures of likely plants, and a follow-up exercise for data analysis.
Seed Dispersal
1 to 3
Elementary Hypotheses, experiments, observations, inferences, seed dispersal, plant colonization, Hawaii 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC.3.1.1 Pose a question and develop a hypothesis based on observations seed.dispersal.pdf Class-based activity to observe seeds and predict their method of dispersal. Includes worksheets.
Star Species Biodiversity Inventory
1 to 3
Elementary Abundance, diversity, sampling, habitat conditions, transect, quadrat, 3: Life and Environmental Sciences: ORGANISMS AND THE ENVIRONMENT: Understand the unity, diversity, and interrelationships of organisms, including their relationship to cycles of matter and energy in the environment SC.1.3.1 Identify the requirements of plants and animals to survive (e.g., food, air, light, water) star.species.transect.pdf Classroom and field exercise includes directions for doing a sampling survey of biodiversity. Includes worksheets.
Urchin Spawning Lab
Biology
High School Reproduction, Embryo, Development, Cell division, mitosis, meiosis 4: Life and Environmental Sciences: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION IN ORGANISMS: Understand the structures and functions of living organisms and how organisms can be compared scientificallyture and Function in Organisms SC.BS.4.3 Differentiate between the processes of mitosis and meiosis Urching Spawning Lab.pdf www.stanford.edu/group/Urchin/first.htm
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Classroom-based activity using microscopes to examine spawning gametes. Includes worksheets. Additional materials include animations of division and development.
Water for Life
4
Elementary Water, hydrogen and oxygen, forms of water 8: Physical, Earth, and Space Sciences: EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE: Understand the Earth and its processes, the solar system, and the universe and its contents SC.2.8.1 Identify different Earth materials and classify them by their physical properties 1.water.for.life.unit1a.4th.grade.pdf 1.overall.lesson.plan.4th.grade.pdf Part of a 4th grade series on water and watersheds. Introductory water lesson. Includes activity sheets.
What is a Watershed?
4
Elementary Watershed, gravity, water 8: Physical, Earth, and Space Sciences: EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE: Understand the Earth and its processes, the solar system, and the universe and its contents SC 4.8.1 Describe how slow processes sometimes shape and reshape the surface of the Earth 2.watershed.unit1.4th.grade.pdf Part of a 4th grade series on water and watersheds. Introductory lesson on watersheds and influene of gravity on the movement of water. Classroom hands-on activity. Includes worksheets.
Examining the Kalihi Stream- A Bioassessment
4
Elementary Native species, introduced species, riparian buffer zone 5: Life and Environmental Sciences: DIVERSITY, GENETICS, AND EVOLUTION: Understand genetics and biological evolution and their impact on the unity and diversity of organisms SC4.5.2 Describe the roles of various organisms in the same environment 4.bioassessment.4th.grade.pdf 4.kwes.stream.surveys.4th.grade.pdf Part of a 4th grade series on water and watersheds. An outdoor lesson with stations. Designed to be done with the help of a local organization. Students move through stations to identify stream environment, trash, and species. Additional resource is a field guide to species in the Kalihi stream.
Understanding the Kalihi Steram Environment - From the big to the little (food webs to cells)
4
Elementary Food web, food chain, plant cell, animal cell 4: Life and Environmental Sciences: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION IN ORGANISMS: Understand the structures and functions of living organisms and how organisms can be compared scientificallyture and Function in Organisms SC 4.4.1 Identify the basic differences between plant cells and animal cells 5.stream.foodwebs.4th.grade.pdf Lesson designed to introduce students to microscopes and differences between plant and animal cells. To keep students busy while others are using microscopes there is an additional food web activity. Can be split.
The Water Cycle
4
Elementary Water cycle, precipitation, evaporation, condensation, streamflow 8: Physical, Earth, and Space Sciences: EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE: Understand the Earth and its processes, the solar system, and the universe and its contents SC 3.8.2 Describe how the water cycle is related to weather and climate 6.water.cycle.4th.grade.pdf Part of a 4th grade series on water and watersheds. Students use paper to create a water cycle puzzle.
Land Use and Pollution Scavenger Hunt
4
Elementary Pollution, sources of pollution, types of pollution, stream 2: Nature of Science: Understand that science, technology, and society are interrelated C 4.2.1 Describe how the use of technology has influenced the economy, demography, and environment of Hawaii 7.pollution.scanvenger.hunt.4th.grade.pdf Part of a 4th grade series on water and watersheds. An outdoor lesson that has students examining a streambank for sources of water pollution. Also an introduction to pollution. Includes teacher key.
Introduction to Water Quality Testing
4
Elementary Pollution, water quality, nitrate, phosphate, turbidity, coliform bacteria, pH, dissolved oxygen 6: Physical, Earth, and Space Sciences: NATURE OF MATTER AND ENERGY: Understand the nature of matter and energy, forms of energy (including waves) and energy transformations, and their significance in understanding the structure of the universe SC 4.6.1 Describe how some materials may be combined to form new substances 8.water.quality.intro.4th.grade.pdf Part of a 4th grade series on water and watersheds. Includes activity sheets and directions for water quality tests. In class activity using tap water.
I'm a Water Scientist!
4
Elementary Hypothesis, error, replication, observation, pollution, sources of water pollution. 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC 4.1.1 Describe a testable hypothesis and an experimental procedure 9.water.scientist.4th.grade.pdf Part of a 4th grade series on water and watersheds. Builds on introduction to pollution and introduces replication with penny flips. Classroom based activity. Includes worksheet.
Testing the Kalihi Stream's Water Quality
4
Elementary Pollution, water quality, nitrate, phosphate, turbidity, coliform bacteria, pH, dissolved oxygen 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC 4.1.1 Describe a testable hypothesis and an experimental procedure 10.kalihi.stream.water.quality.4th.grade.pdf Part of a 4th grade series on water and watersheds. Builds on previous lessons on water quality. Outdoor activity asks students to make and test a hypothesis about water quality. Includes worksheets.
Waimea Valley Trip (Comparing Watersheds)
4
Elementary Watershed, stream, organisms, environment, pollution, native, introduced 5: Life and Environmental Sciences: DIVERSITY, GENETICS, AND EVOLUTION: Understand genetics and biological evolution and their impact on the unity and diversity of organisms SC 4.5.3 Describe how different organisms need specific environmental conditions to survive 11.waimea.e.malama.package.4th.grade.pdf Kalihi Waimea comparison maps.zip
Prep for Waimea
Part of a 4th grade series on water and watersheds. Package from Waimea Valley Nature Center. Field trip complements previous water quality testing activities. Supplementary materials are a zipped folder with satellite images comparing the Kalihi and Waimea watersheds.
Tying it all together in an Ahupua'a
4
Elementary Water, ahupua'a, pollution, cells, food web 8: Physical, Earth, and Space Sciences: EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE: Understand the Earth and its processes, the solar system, and the universe and its contents SC.2.8.2 Identify the limited supply of natural resources and how they can be extended through conservation, reuse, and recycling 12.tying.it.all.together.4th.grade.pdf 12.tying.it.all.together.
mobile.images.4th.grade.pdf
Part of a 4th grade series on water and watersheds. Summary and review activity where students build paper-based models with terms from the unit. Additional materials are a pdf with images for use in the mobile.
Water for Life/The Water Cycle
5
Elementary Water, water cycle, forms of water, locations of water, precipitation, condensation, streamflow, evaporation 8: Physical, Earth, and Space Sciences: EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE: Understand the Earth and its processes, the solar system, and the universe and its contents SC 3.8.2 Describe how the water cycle is related to weather and climate 1.water.life.1a.water.cycle.1b.5th.grade.pdf Part of a 5th grade series on water, streamflow, and watersheds. Two introductory lessons on water. Paper-based and for the classroom. Students diagram the water cycle.
What is a Watershed?
5
Elementary Watershed, topographic map, streamflow 8: Physical, Earth, and Space Sciences: EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE: Understand the Earth and its processes, the solar system, and the universe and its contents SC 4.8.1 Describe how slow processes sometimes shape and reshape the surface of the Earth 2.watershed.unit1.5th.grade.pdf Part of a 5th grade series on water, streamflow, and watersheds. Students use topographic maps to determine the boundary of a watershed. Includes worksheets.
Modeling and making predictions about watersheds
5
Elementary Models, watersheds, gravity, water flow 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC 5.1.2 Formulate and defend conclusions based on evidence 3.watershed.unit2.5th.grade.pdf Part of a 5th grade series on water, streamflow, and watersheds. Students build model watersheds out of clay and then test hypotheses.
Modeling and making predictions about watersheds
4
Elementary Models, watersheds, gravity, water flow 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC 4.1.1 Describe a testable hypothesis and an experimental procedure 3.watershed.unit2.4th.grade.pdf Part of a 4th grade series on water and watersheds. Students build model watersheds out of clay and then test hypotheses.
Streamflow and the Manoa Flood
5
Elementary Data, Excel, streamflow, analysis, flooding, displaying results. 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC 6.1.2 Use appropriate tools, equipment, and techniques safely to collect, display, and analyze data 4.streamflow.intro1.5th.grade.pdf 4.manoa.water.table.5th.grade.xls 4.rainfalll.honolulu.teacher.
supplement.5th grade.xls
Part of a 5th grade series on water, streamflow, and watersheds. Computer and internet-based lesson requires students to find data on the web and analyze data in Excel. Supplementary materials include the data table for the lesson and graphics for the teacher.
Streamflow and flooding - students teaching students
5
Elementary Riparian, flood, communicating results, hazards, stream, channel 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC 8.1.2 Communicate the significant components of the experimental design and results of a scientific investigation 5.streamflow.intro2.5th.gradde.pdf Part of a 5th grade series on water, streamflow, and watersheds. Outdoor activity has students examining the environment on one topic; students then come back together to teach other students what they learned. Includes activity sheets.
Land Use, Streamflow, and Pollution
5
Elementary Land use, pollution, streamflow, google earth, data, watershed 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC 6.1.2 Use appropriate tools, equipment, and techniques safely to collect, display, and analyze data 6.streamflow.pollution.landuse.5th.grade.pdf

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Part of a 5th grade series on water, streamflow, and watersheds. Computer and internet-based lesson. Introduction to pollution. Students must download Google Earth and then examine the watershed. Includes worksheets and directions.
Land Use and Pollution Scavenger Hunt
5
Elementary Pollution, sources of pollution, types of pollution, stream 2: Nature of Science: Understand that science, technology, and society are interrelated C 4.2.1 Describe how the use of technology has influenced the economy, demography, and environment of Hawaii 7.pollution.scavenger.hunt.5th.grade.pdf Part of a 5th grade series on wate, streamflow, and watersheds. An outdoor lesson that has students examining a streambank for sources of water pollution. Includes teacher key.
Introduction to Water Quality Testing
5
Elementary Pollution, water quality, nitrate, phosphate, turbidity, coliform bacteria, pH, dissolved oxygen 6: Physical, Earth, and Space Sciences: NATURE OF MATTER AND ENERGY: Understand the nature of matter and energy, forms of energy (including waves) and energy transformations, and their significance in understanding the structure of the universe SC 4.6.1 Describe how some materials may be combined to form new substances 8.water.quality.5th.grade.pdf Part of a 5th grade series on water, streamflow, and watersheds. Includes activity sheets for water quality tests. In class activity using tap water.
Testing the Water Quality of the Manoa Stream
5
Elementary Pollution, water quality, nitrate, phosphate, turbidity, coliform bacteria, pH, dissolved oxygen 1: Scientific Investigation: Discover, invent, and investigate using the skills necessary to engage in the scientific process SC 4.1.1 Describe a testable hypothesis and an experimental procedure 9.testing.manoa.stream.water.quality.5th.grade.pdf Part of a 5th grade series on water, streamflow, and watersheds. Builds on previous lessons on water quality. Outdoor activity asks students to make and test a hypothesis about water quality. Includes worksheets.
Tying it all together in a watershed
5
Elementary Water, watershed, pollution, streamflow 8: Physical, Earth, and Space Sciences: EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE: Understand the Earth and its processes, the solar system, and the universe and its contents SC.2.8.2 Identify the limited supply of natural resources and how they can be extended through conservation, reuse, and recycling 10.tying.it.all.together.5th.grade.pdf 10.tying.all.together.mobile.
images.5th.grade.pdf
Part of a 5th grade series on water, streamflow, and watersheds. Summary and review activity where students build paper-based models with terms from the unit. Additional materials are a pdf with images for use in the mobile.