Next Generation Science Standards Curriculum

PDE3 for DOE teachers. 3 credits.  No cost.

December 2021 - March 2022. 

5th grade SC186867 Online, section 306374 syllabus

6th / 8th grade SC186889 Online, section 306482 syllabus

Multiple NGSS grade-level Performance Standards met with a Hawaii focus, and direct connections to English, Social Studies and Math Standards.  

Classroom materials are provided in each category for teachers and students.  Available online free.  Please let us know if you will use all or part, and provide us with feedback!  Individual training available - contact

5th Grade

Earth Systems in my Ahupua'a 

Hawai’i materials include GIS maps, illustrations, real data from State to watershed level, and design task with native trees.

Teacher Guide    Student Workbook      Slideshow Chapter    1  2  3  4  5    1  2  3  4  5


6th / 8th Grade
High School Chemistry

Interactive Workshops 4th-12th

Schools on Oahu can sign up for workshops, adapted to the grade/s chosen by the school. Topics include:

  1. Causes and consequences of climate change
  2. Land use change, climate change and the impact on native species.
  3. Learn how to reduce your carbon footprint (game)

The workshops are interactive using games, role play and coloring to teach the concepts in an age-appropriate way.

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Field Trips / Service Visits to Hamakua Marsh

Plant and care for our native forest.  Place-based education at the marsh on the native birds and plants is combined with service.  If you want to combine the visit with a class lesson, we can help.

Talks and Community Events

Talks on Climate Change and the project have been given to High Schools, parent groups, clubs and other organizations upon request. If interested, book a meeting to discuss climate change.