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Impact of Climate Change on Hawaiian Monk Seals Activity 2: The Odd Couple
The topic is symbiotic relationships, and in this case, we get to look at the relationship between the sea anemone and the hermit crab. They review log entries from a Northwestern Hawaiian Island expedition which occurred in 2002, paying close attention to the observations about hermit crabs and anemones.
5th - 6th Science 7 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Northwest Hawaiian Islands
Students compare and contrast places around the world. Students analyze the effects of human activity on the physical environment and devise plans to address the consequences. Students also focus on geographical topics such as formation of the Hawaiian islands, natural resources, and ecosystems.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Impact of Climate Change on Hawaiian Monk Seals Activity 3: Seals, Corals and Dollars
The Hawaiian monk seal's population is declining, and it's up to humans to help them out; But how? Learners examine all the facts surrounding these seals, including the importance of the coral reefs and rapidly changing climates. In small groups, they research several reference websites to compose a group paper focused on a few prompts.
5th - 8th Science 4 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Impact of Climate Change on Hawaiian Monk Seals Activity 1: Mapping Deep-Sea Habitats
There is a whole world to explore when you are submerged under the Hawaiian sea. Learners in grades five through eight explore Hawaiian volcanoes, the coral reefs, submarine technologies, and the deep sea habitats. They use a bathymetric data sheet to discuss how maps are made and modeled.
5th - 8th Science 6 Views 9 Downloads
Hawaiian Hot Spots
Students discuss how plate tectonics and volcanic activity have affected Hawaii. In this Hawaiian lesson, students look at maps and photographs of Hawaiian Islands and discuss their formation through multiple volcanic eruptions. They research hot spots and two marine protected areas in Hawaii.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 35 Downloads
Hawaiian Natives Disappear
Young scholars explore parts of the Hawaiian Islands to get a examine the exotic invasion, and see what challenges the natives face in reclaiming their territory. They identify the changes in the environment that have been the hardest on the native animals.
7th - 10th Science 4 Views 11 Downloads
Reading Comprehension Quiz: Mark Twain's Roughing It
A passage from Mark Twain’s Roughing It, in which he describes an incident that occurred during his visit to the Hawaiian Islands, is used as the basis of a reading comprehension quiz. Pupils must read carefully and access the provided links to answer the quiz questions.
11th Language Arts 4 Views 10 Downloads
Competition on Sable Island
Students discuss the concept of competition in nature and investigate the competition between the gray seals and harbor seals of Sable Island along with the role of sharks in this ecosystem. They illustrate maps and write prognosis paragraphs.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 16 Downloads
Monk Seal Research Expedition
Learners study data. In this seal research lesson plan, students act as scientific researchers observing Monk seals in their habitat. They work in small groups to record data from a video and when through they share a piece of information with the class.
4th - 5th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
Welcome! With a Hawaiian Lei
Students explore Hawaiian customs and tropical flowers used to make leis. They adapt one colorful Hawaiian tradition to their classroom or school. Students create colorful paper leis with which to welcome classroom guests. They are told that when Hawaiians plan a family get together, they make a lei for everyone.
1st - 6th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Where in the World is Hawaii?
Students compare a globe and a two-dimensional world map and explore how they both represent the planet Earth. They locate the Hawaiian Islands on the globe or the world map and describe how the geographical position is unique.
2nd - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Students explore the biodiversity of the national marine sanctuaries. In this science lesson, students view a video about Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary and Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. Students work together to explore the types of wildlife in the sanctuary, the threats it faces and the importance of the ecosystem.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 34 Downloads
A Monument for Marine Conservation
Students explore the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands to discover what's there and pick up clues as to how people have both harmed and helped the native habitats. They study another protected area and see how to balance conservation efforts with human use.
7th - 10th Science 4 Views 14 Downloads
Experience the Hawaiian Islands
Students explore U.S. geography by participating in a virtual island tour on their computers. For this Hawaiian islands lesson, students utilize the Internet to view images, photographs and videos of each Hawaiian island. Students participate in a family vacation role-play activity and decide which island best suits their family interests.
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken and Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston's Farewell to Manzanar
Passages from Unbroken and Farewell to Manzanar provide the context for a study of the historical themes of experiencing war, resilience during war, and understanding the lasting trauma of war. Appendices include extension activities, Roosevelt’s December 8, 1941 speech, primary source accounts of the attack on Pearl Harbor, a San Francisco Chronicle article on post-war trauma, and graphic organizers for a culminating essay.
7th - 9th Language Arts 73 Views 166 Downloads CCSS: Designed