Alpine Aeolian Module
Rain Forest Module
The Alpine/aeolian module contains five downloadable units about the high-altitude region, found between 2300 and 3056 meters (7544 and 10,023 feet) on Haleakala. Early Hawaiians identified twelve life zones that stretched from makai to mauka. At the top of Haleakala are two zones where the natural communities are still largely intact- the kuahiwi (backbone) and kuamauna (back mountain). These zones comprise what we know as the alpine/aeolian ecosystem.
The Introduction and Units at a Glance will give you an overview of this module and an idea of which unit or activity will work best for you.
Additional online resources for enrichment activities and further reading
Alpine/Aeolian Entire Ecosystem Module (3.78 Mb)
Introduction and Units at a Glance Alpine/Aeolian Introduction and Unit Overview
Unit 1: Learning From the Mountain Entire Unit
Geology of the summit area and how people study it.
Unit 2: Summer Every Day and Winter Every Night Entire Unit
Climate of the summit area
Unit 3: Life in the Kuahiwi and
Kuamauna Zones Entire Unit
Unit 4: Good Critters, Bad Critters Entire Unit
Unit 5: Observatories, Transmitters, & Sacred Places Entire Unit
Additional online resources for enrichment activities and further reading. For more help finding and utilizing online web resources read web searching tips for teachers.
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