Hawai'i to Mars: Culturally Relevant Lessons
Bringing Mars Science to Hawai'i's Students
Making Science Culturally Relevant to Pacific Islander and Hawaiian Students
By Michelle Bradley
NASA Space Grant Fellow 2006-2007
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
12/22/07-Asteroid may hit Mars next month
This web site is a resourse to any educator who is interested in linking the great Polynesian voyagers and Hawaiian Culture of the past to present day Mars Science curriculum.
As a NASA Space Grant Fellow at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa I collaborated with my mentor, Dr. Barbara Bruno, and many teachers to create this 8-Lesson Unit. Each of the lessons covers a different aspect of space science and is linked culturally to Polynesia and Hawai'i. The eighth lesson in the unit is a board game which is a fun, informal assessment tool for the students to play.
Mahalo nui loa!
Michelle "Mikala" Bradley
Contact me at: email@example.com |
Developed through a fellowship awarded from NASA Space Grant
Consortium from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa and sponsored
by through Education and Public Outreach
Grant #NNGOS9M08G, attached to Mars Fundamental
Research Program Grant # MFRP04-0059-0034 (Fagents, PI)