This blog is a website to provide ongoing support to all teachers in their implementation of the Island Energy Inquiry Curriculum shared in teacher workshops throughout Hawai'i.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Island Energy Inquiry IN THE NEWS!

The Maui News Ran a Story on Wednesday 8/19/09 about the Island Energy Inquiry workshop!

For the full story, visit this link:

Kaheawa Wind Farm Tour

Upcoming Field Trip to Kaheawa

We are grateful to First Wind for providing a special guided tour of Kaheawa Wind Farm to our workshop participants.

Workshop participants, to reserve your spot, please sign up online at the site emailed to you. Any questions, please email me directly at

Schedule for October 5th:
Arrival time: 9:45 AM
Tour Duration: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Lunch Event: 12:00 – 1:30

Meeting Location: Maalaea Parking Lot between Maui Ocean Center and Carl’s Jr, Carl’s Jr end.

For more information on First Wind Kaheawa:

PHOTO CAPTIONS: Andrew Wolski, King Kekaulike High School teacher took students to Kaheawa Wind Farm this past year and provided these action packed photos. Mahalo.

Photovoltaics Movie - A Great Intro!

Solar Power Video Clip:

This would be wonderful authoritative information to add into the scientific inquiry process described in the Island Energy Inquiry Curriculum solar module.


Monday, August 24, 2009

Island Energy Inquiry Curriculum

The Island Energy Curriculum is designed to help teachers facilitate inquiry on energy topics for grades 5-12 of Hawaii. The curriculum relies heavily upon the use of the hands-on kits provided at the teacher workshop conducted in July 2009 for teachers of Maui, Molokai, and Lanai.

A virtual copy of the curriculum will be added to this blog soon.