Hawaii Content Standards
"Malama I Ka 'Aina": Sustainability
DOMAIN I:   How Humans Think While Understanding the Natural Worlld
STRAND:    Science as Inquiry

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Living the Values, Attitudes and Commitments of the Inquiring Mind

Students apply the values attitudes and commitments characteristic of an inquiring mind.

•Ask many questions starting with What, Where, Why, Whom, and How to gather information about their "wonderings".

•Examine ideas presented by others.

•Questioning: Ask "wondering" questions.

Questioning
*Ask questions to clarify and expand an idea or statement.

Value Science
•Ask questions and give examples of how science explains what is happening in the world around us.

Questions

•Ask questions to understand multiple perspectives and interpretations of a problem, situation or solution.

Using Unifying concepts and Themes

Students use concepts and themes such as system, change, scale and model to unify disciplines and help them understand and explain the natural world.

System

•Identify the components of a system that interact to perform a function

Change

*Observe and describe changes that occur in nature

System

•Observe and describe how parts influence one another in a system

Change

•identify patterns of change in things (such a steady, repetitive, or irregular change) using data as evidence.

System

•Support Empathy

•Identify patterns of change and the implications on a system

DOMAIN II: What We Know Today About the World Around Us
STRAND: Historical Perspective

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"Malama I Ka'Aina":
Sustainability

Students make decisions needed to sustain life on Earth now and for future generations by considering the limited resources and fragile environmental conditions.

Conservation of Resources

•Identify ways in which the natural resources can be conserved

Conservation of Resources

•Examine and explain why there is a need to conserve natural resources, including fossil fuel.

Sustain Food Supply

•  Give scientific inferences regarding environmental and societal issues stemming from agriculture and manufacturing technology.

Conservation of Resources

•  Explain how methods for obtaining and using resources such as water, minerals and fossil fuel have consequences on the environment.


DOMAIN II: What We Know Today About the World Around Us
STRAND: Organisms and Development

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Interdependence

Students describe, analyze and give examples of how organisms are dependent on one another and their environments

•Identify and give examples of the various interactions within a local environment

•Explain how organisms respond to a constantly changing environment.

Identify and describe biotic and abiotic factors that affect the carrying capacity of a specific niche

Educational Technology Standards

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Technology as a Tool for Productivity

•Students use technology as a tool to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity

•Use similar technology resources for problem solving, communication, and illustration of thoughts, ideas, and stories.

•Use technology tools for individual and collaborative writing, and communication.

 

•Apply productivity/multimedia tools and peripherals to support personal and group productivity and collaboration and learning throughout the curriculum.