Kai Eʻe – Mounting Seas – Hawaiʻi Tsunami and Climate Change Curriculum
Grades : 6 and 8
Developed by: The Pacific Tsunami Museum, Hilo, Hawaiʻi in partnership with The Pacific American Foundation, Kāneʻohe, Hawaiʻi and the Geophysics Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Overview: “Kai Eʻe – Mounting Seas” addresses the topic of climate change, providing opportunities for students to explore many interrelationships, including the connections between our energy use and changes in the global carbon cycle, temperatures, rainfall patterns, and sea level. This unit is designed as an introduction to climate change with a focus on sea level rise in Hawaiʻi, and actions that students can take today to reduce their carbon footprints.