Alpine Aeolian Module
Rain Forest Module
The Rain Forest module contains five downloadable units about the area found between 600 and 1900 meters (1968 and 6232 feet) on the windward side of Haleakala.
Rainfall in this zone is over 200 cm (80 in) per year. Rain normally falls year-round as a result of the moisture-laden northeast trade winds that predominate for most of the year. Sixty billion gallons of surface water per year from this area provides much of Upcountry and East Maui with drinking water, as well as most of the irrigation water that goes to Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company in central Maui.
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.
Rain Forest Entire Ecosystem Module (2.67 Mb)
Unit 1: Why is the rainforest wet? Entire Unit
The relationship between rainfall, intact rain forest, and human water supply
Unit 2: Rain forest relationships Entire Unit
Native plant and animal species and relationships and structure of Hawaiian rain forests.
Unit 3: Rain forest birds- a study in adaptation Entire Unit
Unit 4: Bogs, Pigs, and Scientists Entire Unit
Unit 5: Weed Warriors 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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