OCEANIA Marine Educators Association

OCEANIA Marine Educators Association

Friday, February 4, 2011

Reef Pulse Hawaii

My name is Cory Lar Rieu.  I work for Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative as a Curriculm Specialist.  I am trying to get the word out about a new, FREE marine science curriculum called Reef Pulse Hawaii It was funded by NOAA and created by the Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative at UH.  Reef Pulse Hawaii is designed to support existing science curriculum for grades K to 2.  However, it can easily be used in higher grades.  Presently, the curriculum is available by contacting me.  I upload the desired units or lessons to a server.  From the server, teachers are notified and have access to what they requested.  Soon, Reef Pulse Hawaii will be available to download from its own website.  Reef Pulse Hawaii meets all of the Hawaii State Science Standards for grades K-2 (and some in upper elementary).  Lessons will be search-able by science standard or topic.  The materials used in the lessons are things the teacher already has or students can bring in from home. The following is a brief summary of the units:
· Unit 1: Matter! From Atoms to Electricity
o Atoms, states of matter, light energy, electrical energy.
· Unit 2: Water! From Waves to Weather
o Wave energy, heat energy, water cycle, weather matters.
· Unit 3: Zoom! From Earth to Habitats
o Sorting, biomes ecosystems, habitats, science exploration.
· Unit 4: Explore! From Sky to Sea
o Sun, earth, moon and stars, human exploration.
· Unit 5: Alive! From Algae to Zooplankton
o Alive or dead, alive and eating, alive and breathing, alive and defending, alive and growing.
· Unit 6: Energy! From Food to Forces
o Chemical energy and food chain, mechanical energy.
I am excited to share this new curriculum with as many educators as possible.  Please pass the word about Reef Pulse Hawaiito your colleagues.  If you would like to see a draft of a topic, I can e-mail it to you. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at ph. 956-7479 or e-mail at coryl@hawaii.edu.  I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Cory Lar Rieu
Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative
Curriculum Specialist
ph. 956-7479

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