SOEST Open House photo Resources for K-12 Educators

 

 

Hawaii Field Guides

Field guides were developed by Julia Hammer and Carrie DeMott (Maui Preparatory Academy), based on materials created by Scott Rowland, UHM-GG. They are designed for Grades 6-8, and could be modified to suit Earth Science curriculum at the high school level or above.

Photo of Manoa landslide

Landslide Field Trip

Walk through a neighborhood, observing and documenting physical evidence of landsliding.

Student worksheets available here. Teacher Pages with answer key available upon request.
Download the field guide as (PDF)

Download the field guide as (doc)

Photo of Diamond Head

Diamond Head Tuff Cone

Examine an exposure of three rock units (igneous and sedimentary) and piece together the sequence of geologic events leading to its formation.

Student worksheets available here. Teacher Pages with answer key available upon request.
Download the field guide as (PDF)

Download the field guide as (doc)

Photo of Lanai Lookout

Lanai Lookout Tuff Rings

Examine deposits related to eruption that created the Rifle Range tuff ring, located between Hanauma Bay and Koko Head

Student worksheets available here. Teacher Pages with answer key available upon request.
Download the field guide as (PDF)

Download the field guide as (doc)

 

RET/V-P

Professional development for teachers

The Research Experience for Teachers in Volcano-Petrology (RET/V-P) was the central outreach activity supported by Hammer's CAREER award (2005-2009). Hailing from local middle and high schools, the 15 teachers who participated in the workshops each teach 3-5 classes of 20-25 students, for a total of 1500 middle-school students per year at the 6th-8th grade levels. The program also contributed to the training of graduate students and undergraduate students as mentors.

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