Classroom visits (Maui County)

Maui County Teachers! We need to test some new activities. We’ve developed fun games, lab activities, experiments, and multi-media projects and we need students to try them out for us. Contact us at 573-6472 to schedule a classroom visit.

Raindrops: Are they all the same size?

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Now that rainy season is here in Hawai’i, it’s time to teach your students about the watershed! In this fun, simple lab, students use squirt bottles and trays of flour to replicate how raindrop size affects forest health. Raindrops and Watersheds: Size Matters.

Follow that lab up with Unit 1 in the Rain Forest Module. The unit includes several lessons and a lab investigating the relationship between rainfall, intact rain forest, and human water supply. Why is the Rain Forest Wet?

Have fun and stay dry (or not)!

Educator Workshop on Maui: Hō‘ike o Haleakalā Curriculum-35 million years of Hawaiian natural history over 3 days

100828TeachersWaikamoi 005 cropLearn new ways to teach science using examples from Hawaiian ecosystems. This course will cover the emergence of the Hawaiian Islands, native flora and fauna, and present day invasive species issues. Play with glo-germ, Google Earth, and a fast-paced forest bird card game. Workshop includes two days of hands-on activities and guest scientists with a half day field trip into The Nature Conservancy’s Waikamoi cloud forest.

Workshop Dates:
-Friday, August 16, 9-4 (Classroom)
-Saturday, August 17, 10-4 (Hike into The Nature Conservancy’s Waikamoi Preserve)
-Saturday,  August 24, 9-4pm (Classroom)
Registration Deadline: August 1, 2013 Register via this link: Hō‘ike o Haleakalā Curriculum-35 million years of Hawaiian natural history over 3 days

Questions?  Call MISC at 573-6472.

Welcome to the new Ho’ike website

You will find all of the existing Hoike lessons here, plus some new ones! As activities in the new Invasive Species module are finished, they will be posted.

Everything on this website is free for you to use in the classroom. Contact us with any questions about the material, or if you would like to schedule a classroom visit.

Please bear with us while we work out the kinks of our new online home.


Hawaiian Diacriticals

Aloha this is an excerpt for the Hawaiian Diacritical Mark’s test/sample post for the Hō‘ike o Haleakalā Curriculum… Ā ā Ē ē Ī ī Ō ō Ū ū ʻ