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Engineer a Bird Beak: Our Endemic Hawaiian Birds
Raedelle Van Fossen, Niu Valley Middle

Students go through the engineering design process to design a model of an endemic bird beak.

6, 7, 8 Science, Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Life Science
Kukui Nut Oil Lab
Atkins, Unknown

Properties of Matter - A Closer Look into the Importance of Kukui Nut Oil.

6, 7, 8 Science, Social Studies, Earth Science, Environemental Science, Agriculture
Photosynthesis Unit
Melany Chapin, Keaau Middle

This collection of lessons is part of a larger unit focused on Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems. Students are introduced to photosynthesis through a phenomena, demonstrations and investigations. Students are provided opportunities to deepen understanding through five lessons culminating with the “Great CO2 Race” investigation and an engineering challenge. Several extensions and differentiated learning opportunities are also provided.

The lessons were developed for 70 minute classes.

Science - 7th grade
Math - 7th and 8th grade

7, 8 Science, Biology, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Life Science, Agriculture