Lesson

Kūkuluokalani: The Modern Hawaiian Star Compass

Students will learn how to box the compass using the names of the 4 cardinal directions, the 7 houses in between the cardinal directions, and the 4 main winds (quadrants) of Nainoa Thompson’s modern Hawaiian “star compass.” Students will also learn how to use the star compass to interpret phenomena in ways that would be useful on an oceanic voyage.

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Grades:
6 7 8
Topics:
AstronomyOceanographyCulture
Learning Time:
1-2hours
Museum Connections:
Planetarium
Standards:
MS-ESS1.B GLO-2 GLO-4 IkeNaauao IkeHonua SC.8.8.7
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