Physical Life Environmental Earth (Grades 6-8)

The Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE), Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Support, Student Support Branch (SSB) in partnership with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Pacific American Foundation (PAF), Sea Grant College (SGC) and the University of Hawaii Manoa (UHM), have developed three on-line semester integrated science curricula. Taught in the context of the marine and aquatic environments, separate modules focus on grade 6 (Physical Science), 7 (Life Science), and 8 (Earth Systems) concepts and benchmarks. PAF will contribute additional online material by sharing their Aloha ‘Aina curricula (grades 6-8). The PLE2 on-line curricula are designed and created by collaborating teams of content experts (secondary teachers as well as post-secondary faculty), instructional designers, and a technical specialist.