PULS teaches kids the physics of waves, along with the role of wave activity on humans, including coastal erosion and harnessing waves as a renewable source of energy. Students engage in a series of interactive learning, as well as have the opportunity to build an assortment of models (waves in a bottle, wave machines, wave energy model, and more), that integrates science, technology, engineering, arts+design, and mathematics. Check out the photo gallery to see pictures of Nanakuli Elementary 4th grade students working hard to learn and build models.
Bee Part of the Solution
One of PULS's core lesson plans focuses on the observational indoor beehive that was donated by The Bee Cause/Whole Kids Foundation.
Believe it or not, we have a bee to thank for every one in three bites of food we eat. Honey bees perform about 80% of all pollination worldwide. A single bee colony can pollinate 300 million flowers each day.
Worldwide bee colony has collapsed dying from a variety of factors-pesticides, drought, habitat destruction, nutrition deficit, air pollution, global warming and more. In the Hawaiian Islands, several of the rare native bees have gone extinct, while others are declining. Hawaii's only native bee is placed on Endangered Species list.
The purpose of the BEE Part of the Solution to Help Protect Bees in Crisis is to use a multi-disciplinary approach with hands-on learning opportunities to lay the foundation for students to understand the ecological significance of bees. The end goal is for students to reflect upon the knowledge gained from the lab to create strategic sustainable solutions to protecting our bees in Hawai’i that can be shared with a wider audience.
Links to The Global Goals for Sustainable Development (UN): Good health and well-being , Sustainable cities and communities , Life on land