Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park in Hawaiʻi is an ideal place to study anchialine pools. With the Anchialine Pools STEM Kit, students build physical models to learn how the hidden groundwater is vital to the survival of these culturally significant pools.

Big Concepts: include: 1) groundwater – surface water interactions; 2) stratification; 3) effects of groundwater extraction; and 4) cultural context.

Scientific Inquiry Skills include: 1) constructing physical models; 2)  scientific illustration; 3) map versus cross-sectional views; and 4) use of science notebooks.

Anchialine Pools STEM Kit Tutorials

Anchialine Pools STEM Kit Resources

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Borrowing the Anchialine Pool STEM Kits

Kona, Hawaiʻi Educators should contact the park to make arrangements.
Educators outside of Hawaiʻi should contact the NSEOC through the loan applications below.

There is no charge to educators who wish to borrow any of our STEM kits. Educators who are located in the Northern Colorado area and can come to the CSU Fort Collins campus to pick up the kits should complete the Local Pick-Up Loan Application. All other educators in Colorado should complete the Delivery Loan Application Form and the NSEOC will ship the classroom set of kits to you free of charge. Return loan application forms to Courtney Butler via email (courtney.butler@colostate.edu) or fax (970-491-7716).

Surface model of a watershed
Anchialine Pool STEM Kit