Marine Debris Module
created by Sandy Webb firstname.lastname@example.org
This module is a "toolkit" for teachers who want to teach their students about marine debris by looking at its impact on the Northwestern and Main Hawaiian Islands and performing related scientific investigations. It is designed for grades 4-12 and it is my sincere hope that this collection of "tools" will make it easy for teachers to inspire their students to become "student scientists" and stewards of the 'aina!
As a member of the 2005 Educators
at Sea crew, I was inspired by the beauty and abundance of life in the
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and the dedicated scientists who work to
understand more about this wonderful place.
My students at Mililani High School are another inspiration to me
and the Student Scientist curriculum modules are my attempt to use the
amazing kupuna islands, as the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands are sometimes
referred to, as a means to inspire young people to learn more about
scientific investigation by:
I learned that many others share
my vision of students as scientists and community contributors! I invite
you to join us and help your students become the citizens of tomorrow who
will learn to live in harmony with their environment.
Photo credits: Ray Boland and Jake Asher, NOAA Pacific Marine Fisheries Science Center, Carey Morishige, State of Hawaii, D.A.R.