Lesson

Hitchin’ a Ride to Paradise

The Hawaiian Islands are the most isolated island group on the planet, yet they are home to unique plant and animal species. Students will learn about biological dispersal as they explore three different ways life colonized the remote Hawaiian Islands before human contact: wings, waves, and wind. Furthermore, students will recognize the relationship between methods of dispersal and Earth system spheres: the hydrosphere (waves), the atmosphere (wind), and the biosphere (winged animals).

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Grades:
3
Topics:
BiologyHydrologyGeologyMeteorologyOceanographyPhysics
Learning Time:
multi-session
Museum Connections:
ScienceOnASphere ScienceAdventure Planetarium
Standards:
3.W.2 GLO-1 GLO-2 GLO-3 GLO-5 SC.3.1.2 SC.3.3.1 SC.3.4.1 SC.3.5.1 SC.3.7.1 SC.3.1.1 3-ESS2.A
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