What Is a Kāheka? – A Big Ideas Science Book (PAL)


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Take a dip into the fascinating world of Hawai‘i’s kāheka (tide pools), and bring your keiki with you! Together you will explore the ever-changing kāheka habitat and see why it is a good home for some i‘a. Get up close and personal with interesting kāheka residents, like the pipipi with its odd-looking alelo (tongue), the loli with its ‘awe‘awe (tentacles), and the ‘ina with its niho (teeth). Observe how they use their bodies to eat a primary—and ‘ono!—food of the kāheka habitat, limu.

Target Grade Level: Kindergarten—but readers of all ages may enjoy and learn something new!

While versatile enough to be a stand-alone resource, this Big Ideas Science Book is part of the kāheka-themed set of Pāhana ‘Āina Lupalupa (PAL), a series of Hawaiian culture-based science readers. PAL integrates Hawaiian language, culture, and place-based content with literacy and science concepts that meet national standards. Developed in ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i and translated into English, this exciting series was created through partnerships among a group of Hawai‘i educators, literacy specialists, and Hawaiian-language resource developers in consultation with scientists and cultural practitioners.

Copublished with Hale Kuamo‘o.

Softcover. 8.5 x 11". 32 pp.
*Hawaiian edition also available.