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Kindergarten Curriculum

Termite Teacher
  • Lesson 1: The Insect Jars - create and observe a termite habitat
    • SC.K.1.1 - Use the senses to make observations
    • SC.K.1.2 - Ask questions about the world around them
    • SC.K.1.3 - Collect data about living and non-living things
    • SC.K.3.1 - Identify similarities and differences between plants and animals
    • SC.K.4.1 - Identify differences between living and non-living things
  • Lesson 2: What is an Insect? - classification, importance of insects, and insect diversity
    • SC.K.3.1 - Identify similarities and differences between plants and animals
  • Lesson 3: Build an Insect - create insect models, describe adaptations
    • SC.K.3.1 - Identify similarities and differences between plants and animals
  • Lesson 4: Termite Ohana - structure and function of termite caste members
    • SC.K.3.1 - Identify similarities and differences between plants and animals
  • Lesson 5: Termite Sand Art - investigate termite caste members' adaptations
    • SC.K.3.1 - Identify similarities and differences between plants and animals
    • SC.K.4.1 - Identify differences between living and non-living things
    • FA.K.1.2 - Use developmentally appropriate art media, tools, and processes
  • Lesson 6: Prevention - 6 steps for preventing termites
    • SC.K.3.1 - Identify similarities and differences between plants and animals

Grades 1-3 Curriculum

Hula Termite
  • Lesson 1: The Insect Jars - create and observe a termite habitat
    • SC.1.1.1 - Collect, record, and organize data using simple tools, equipment, and techniques safely
    • SC.1.1.2 - Explain the results of an investigation to an audience using simple data organizers
    • SC.1.3.1 - Identify the requirements of plants and animals to survive (e.g. food, air, light, water)
    • SC.2.1.1 - Develop predictions based on observations
    • SC.2.1.2 - Conduct a simple investigation using a systematic process safely to test a prediction
    • SC.2.3.1 - Describe how animals depend on plants and animals
    • SC.2.5.1 - Identify distinct environments and the different kinds of organisms each envrionment supports
    • SC.3.1.1 - Pose a question and develop a hypothesis based on observations
    • SC.3.1.2 - Safely collect and analyze data to answer a question
  • Lesson 2: What is an Insect? - classification, importance of insects, and insect diversity
    • SC.1.4.1 - Describe how living things have structures that help them to survive
    • SC.1.5.2 - Describe the physical characteristics of living things that enable them to live in their environment
    • SC.3.4.1 - Compare distinct structures of living things that help them to survive
    • SC.3.5.1 - Describe the relationship between structure and function in organisms
  • Lesson 3: Build an Insect - create insect models, describe adaptations
    • SC.1.4.1 - Describe how living things have structures that help them to survive
    • SC.1.5.2 - Describe the physical characteristics of living things that enable them to live in their environment
    • SC.2.5.1 - Identify distinct environments and the different kinds of organisms each environment supports
    • SC.3.4.1 - Compare distinct structures of living things that help them to survive
    • SC.3.5.1 - Describe the relationship between structure and function in organisms
  • Lesson 4: Termite Ohana - structure and function of termite caste members
    • SC.1.4.1 - Describe how living things have structures that help them to survive
    • SC.1.5.2 - Describe the physical characteristics of living things that enable them to live in their environment
    • SC.2.4.1 - Explain how plants and animals go through life cycles
    • SC.3.4.1 - Compare distinct structures of living things that help them to survive
    • SC.3.5.1 - Describe the relationship between structure and function in organisms
  • Lesson 5: Termite Ohana Booklet - describe structure and function of termite caste members
    • SC.1.4.1 - Describe how living things have structures that help them to survive
    • SC.1.5.2 - Describe the physical characteristics of living things that enable them to live in their environment
    • SC.2.4.1 - Explain how plants and animals go through life cycles
    • SC.3.4.1 - Compare distinct structures of living things that help them to survive
    • SC.3.5.1 - Describe the relationship between structure and function in organisms
  • Lesson 6: Prevention - 6 steps for preventing termites
    • SC.1.4.1 - Describe how living things have structures that help them to survive
    • SC.3.2.1 - Describe ways technologies in fields such as agriculture, information, manufacturing, or communication have influenced society

Grades 4-5 Curriculum

Skating Nymph
  • Lesson 0.1: The Insect Jars - create and observe a termite habitat
    • SC.4.1.2 - Differentiate between an observation and an inference
    • SC.4.3.1 - Explain how simple food chains and food webs can be traced back to plants
  • Lesson 1: What is an Insect? - classification, importance of insects, and insect diversity
    • SC.5.2.1 - Use models to represent and investigate features of objects in the real world
  • Lesson 2: Termite Family - structure and function of termite caste members
    • SC.4.3.2 - Describe how an organism's behavior is determined by its environment
  • Lesson 3: Termite Lifecycle - lifecycle of a termite colony
    • SC.4.3.2 - Describe how an organism's behavior is determited by its environment
  • Lesson 4: Termite Communication - Pheromones
    • SC.4.3.2 - Describe how an organism's behavior is determined by its environment
  • Lesson 5: Types of Termites - compare/contrast drywood and ground termites
    • SC.4.5.3 - Describe how different organisms need specific environmental conditions to survive
  • Lesson 6: Prevention - 6 steps for preventing termites
    • SC.4.2.1 - Describe how the use of technology has influenced the economy demography, and environment of Hawaii
  • Sharing Knowledge Project - inform Hawaii homeowners about termite biology, prevention and control
    • LA.4.4.1, LA.5.4.1 - Write in a variety of grade-appropriate formats for a variety of purposes and audiences
  • Inquiry Project
    • SC.4.1.1 - Describe a testable hypothesis and an experimental procedure
    • SC.4.1.2 - Differentiate between an observation and an inference
    • MA.4.11.1 - Pose questions, collect data using observations and experiments, and organize the data into tables or graphs
    • MA.4.11.2 - Label the parts of a graph (e.g., axes, scale, legend, title)
    • SC.5.1.1 - Identify the variables in scientific investigations and recognize the importance of controlling variables in scientific experiments
    • SC.5.1.2 - Formulate and defend conclusions based on evidence
    • MA.5.11.2 - Recognize the difference in representing numeric data and categorical data and select appropriate representations to display each type of data
    • LA.5.1.2 - Use a variety of grade-appropriate print and online resources to research a topic

Grades 6-8 Curriculum

Termite with books
  • Introduction to Insects - classification, importance of insects and insect diversity
    • SC.7.4.4 - Classify organisms according to their degree of relatedness
  • Termite Biology I - classification, the termite colony
    • SC.7.3.2 - Explain the interaction and dependence of organisms on one another
  • Termite Biology II - compare/contrast drywood and ground termites
    • SC.7.5.4 - Analyze how organisms' body structures contribute to their ability to survive and reproduce
  • Termite Communication - mechanical/chemical sensory system
    • SC.6.1.1 - Formulate a testable hypothesis that can be answered through a controlled experiment
    • SC.7.1.1 - Design and safely conduct a scientific investigation to answer a question or test a hypothesis
    • SC.7.3.2 - Explain the interaction and dependence of organisms on one another
    • SC.8.1.1 - Determine the link(s) between evidence and the conclusion(s) of an investigation
    • SC.8.1.2 - Communicate the significant components of the experimental design and results of a scientific investigation
  • Termite Feeding and the Protozoa - Symbiotic relationship, anatomy, food chain
    • SC.6.3.1 - Describe how matter and energy are transferred within and among living systems and their physical environment
    • SC.7.3.1 - Explain how energy moves through food webs, including the roles of photosynthesis and cellular respiration
    • SC.7.3.2 - Explain the interaction and dependence of organisms on one another
  • Management and Control - 6 steps for preventing termites, remedial control
    • SC.6.2.1 - Explain how technology has an impact on society and science
    • SC.6.2.2 - Explain how the needs of society have influenced the development and use of technologies
    • SC.8.2.1 - Describe significant relationships among society, science, and technology and how one impacts the other
  • Sharing Knowledge Project - inform Hawaii homeowners about termite biology, prevention and control
    • LA.6.4.1, LA.7.4.1, LA.8.4.1 - Write in a variety of grade-appropriate formats for a variety of purposes and audiences
  • Inquiry Project
    • SC.6.1.1 - Formulate a testable hypothesis that can be answered through a controlled experiment
    • SC.6.1.2 - Use appropriate tools, equipment, and techniques safely to collect, display, and analyze data
    • SC.7.1.1 - Design and safely conduct a scientific investigation to answer a question or test a hypothesis
    • SC.7.1.2 - Explain the importance of replicable trials
    • SC.7.1.3 - Explain the need to revise conclusions and explanations based on new scientific evidence
    • SC.8.1.1 - Determine the link(s) between evidence and the conclusion(s) of an investigation
    • SC.8.1.2 - Communicate the significant components of the experimental design and results of a scientific investigation
    • MA.6.11.1 - Analyze how data collection methods and sample size can affect the results of data sets
    • MA.7.11.1 - Design a study, collect data, and select the appropriate representation to display the data
    • MA.8.11.1 - Design a study that compares two samples, collect data, and select the appropriate representation (e.g., double bar graph, back-to-back stem and leaf plot, parallel box and whisker plots, scatter plot) to compare the sets of data
    • MA.8.11.2 - Judge the validity of data based on the data collection method
    • LA.6.1.2 - Use grade-appropriate online and print resources to research a topic
    • LA.7.1.2 - Use a variety of grade-appropriate print and online sources to research an inquiry question
    • LA.8.1.2 - Select appropriate information after evaluating the usefulness of print and online resources to investigate a theme, answer a question, or test a hypothesis

Grades 9-12, Biological Science & Zoology Curriculum

Tammy the Termite
  • Introduction to Insects - classification, importance of insects and insect diversity
    • SC.BS.4.6 - Explain the organization of life on Earth using the modern classification system
  • Termite Biology I - classification, the termite colony
    • SC.Z.3.5 - Trace the life cycles of various groups of animals
  • Termite Biology II - compare/contrast drywood and ground termites
    • SC.Z.5.4 - Explain how the adaptations of different phyla enhance their survival
  • Termite Communication - mechanical/chemical sensory system
    • SC.Z.5.4 - Explain how the adaptations of the different phyla enhance their survival
  • Termite Feeding and the Protozoa - Symbiotic relationship, anatomy, food chain
    • SC.BS.3.3 - Explain how matter and energy flow through living systems and the physical environment
    • SC.Z.4.2 - Determine how species enhance their rate of survival by using symbiosis
  • Management and Control - 6 steps for preventing termites, remedial control
    • SC.BS.2.1 - Explain how scientific advancements and emerging technology have influenced society
  • Sharing Knowledge Project - inform Hawaii homeowners about termite biology, prevention and control
    • LA.8.4.1, LA9.4.1, LA.10.4.1 - Write in a variety of grade-appropriate formats for a variety of purposes and audiences
  • Inquiry Project
    • SC.BS.1.2 - Design and safely implement an experiment, including the appropriate use of tools and techniques to organize, analyze and validate data
    • SC.BS.1.3 - Defend and support conclusions, explanations, and arguments based on logic, scientific knowledge, and evidence from data
    • SC.BS.1.7 - Revise, as needed, conclusions and explanations based on new evidence
    • MA.S.11.1 - Develop a hypothesis for an investigation or experiment
    • MA.S.11.2 - Recognize the variables and controls in an experiement or investigation
    • LA.9.1.2, LA.10.1.2 - Use a variety of strategies to gain information from print and online resources, as part of a research plan to support a thesis