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August 1, 1999
Updated JUNE, 2007


How Our Hawaiian Islands Were Formed
http://library.thinkquest.org/5410
GRADE LEVEL: 2-8

CONTENT:
Here is a fun and interactive way to learn about the volcanic formation of islands in the Pacific, specifically the enchanting Hawaiian Islands. The site includes an animated learning module, a game, a set of Hawaiian legends, and more!

AESTHETICS:
The site is fully illustrated with images and animations created by the young authors of the site.

ORGANIZATION:
The site features a navigational bar on the left that changes according to where you are in the site. Use the ukulele player icon to return to the index page.

REVIEW:
Here is yet another outstanding site produced for the ThinkQuest Junior competition. How Our Hawaiian Islands Were Formed won a well-deserved platinum award. The site features a fun, detailed, and fully animated interactive learning module about the formation of the Hawaiian Islands. The module is divided into chapters and could be used as a set of lessons forming a short unit. Don't miss the quiz/game to save the village from the Hawaiian demi-goddess Pele's lava flow! Users must answer a series of questions about the information given in the learning module to save the village! The site also has a brief description of each island, a page of Hawaiian creation legends, and photos taken by the fourth-grade authors in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. These talented kids have created a truly outstanding site!