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Cloning Webquest
Mari Taira, Waikoloa Elementary and Middle

Online lessons on cloning, including interactive learning activities.

7 Science, Life Science, Biology
DNA Connection
Joanna Lee, Washington Middle

DNA connections on a worksheet.

7 Science, Life Science, Biology
DNA Modeling
Unknown, Kapolei Middle

DNA Modeling lesson, including worksheets and lesson plan.

6, 7, 8 Science, Life Science, Biology
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
GMO Soybean Experiment
Randall Shinn, Ilima Intermediate

GMO Soybean Experiment.

7, 8 Science, Life Science, Biology
Hawaii's Endemic Birds: Keauhou Bird Conservation Center (KBCC) Discovery Forest Bundle
Melany Chapin, Keaau Middle

This presentation provides information on native and non native species in Hawai‘i. The effects of introduced organisms on endemic forsts is covered. There are student prompts that accompany the presentation.

6, 7, 8 Science, Biology, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Life Science
Introduction to DNA
Raedelle Van Foessen, Kawananakoa Middle

How to make a DNA model.

6, 7, 8 Science, Life Science, Biology
Papaya DNA Extraction
Lori Hashimoto, STEM Pre-Academy

Protocol for prepping and student instructions for extracting DNA from papaya seeds.

7 Science, Life Science, Biology
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
Strawberry DNA Extraction
Holly Lee, Iao Intermediate

DNA extraction Lab.

6, 7, 8 Science, Life Science, Biology
Student Created Lab Safety Video Activity
Audrey Shiotsu, Jarrett Middle

Students plan and design a video that teacher lab safety that covers at least 10 Lab Safety Rules. The video must be 3-6 minutes long. The video must be completed in 3 weeks. It must be edited and have a title and credits. It should be entertaining and informative and all members of each group must contribute to the making of the video. A script and story board must be created and presented to the client before approval will be given to create the video.

6, 7, 8 Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Language Arts, Technology, Digital and Creative Media
Temperature and Respiration Rate
Eric Smith, Washington Middle

Experiment to show the effect of tempertaure on fish respiration rates.

7 Science, Biology, Life Science