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.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Inquiring About Energy--On Oahu

Artist or scientist?  Kellie T. proves you can be both


Our group pauses, mid-experiment, for a photo

Using the sun's energy to pump water:  Transformation of energy

You know your students are using inquiry learning if the teacher can relax in the background

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Star in Your Own Movie!

Our experienced IEI teacher Melinda White, of Kihei Charter School, has just finished her first major movie production!  Of course, she built the movie (it runs five minutes) around her class lesson on Photovoltaic Energy, but she gives a good overview of energy and life on the islands at the same time.  Nice job, Melinda, and Roll Credits!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Connecting in Oahu: IEI on the road again!

Here's our IEI team on another visit to Oahu--thanks for program friends like Anna Romano, Charles Wang, and Sam Nichols who can share renewable energy ideas with our workshop teachers. 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Cool Example of Teacher Website

Our IEI graduate Carolyn Bush has been generous in sharing her classroom website, which even has a tab for Island Energy Inquiry lessons and activities.  What a nice review for her students and families, and what lucky Hawaii students to have such a creative teacher!  Here's the link: