This page showcases local phenomena for science teaching. I am currently working on Grade 5 curricula, so most of these ideas target that level.


This video shows waves on different guitar strings. I am using this as an anchoring phenomenon for a short unit on properties of waves.

Important Native Plants

This page is a collection of ideas for local phenomena for science teaching. Ideas for a future unit on food systems.

At Lāhainā Noon, shadows disappear. This phenomenon happens twice a year. What causes this to happen? What patterns do shadows usually follow over a day? What causes those patterns? Why is Hawaiʻi the only place in the United States where Lāhainā Noon happens?

This video would be interesting for 5th grade Earth & Space Science.

Let’s teach students how to explain their world .