Research center at UH Mānoa launches science kit lending program

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Kimberley Weersing, 808-956-7739
Tara L Hicks Johnson, (808) 956-3151
Outreach Spec, School of Ocean and Earth Sciences and Technology
Posted: Sep 25, 2009

Students use the murder mystery kit on coral bleaching, provided by C-MORE
Students use the murder mystery kit on coral bleaching, provided by C-MORE
C-MORE logo
C-MORE logo
The National Science Foundation Center of Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE) at UH-Mānoa has just released an exciting series of six portable science kits that cover a range of marine science topics, including ocean acidification, coral bleaching, and marine debris. The kits provide teachers with innovative ways to integrate up to date oceanography content and technologies into their curriculum without requiring any previous training or specialized knowledge.
Funded by the National Science Foundation and the Hawaii Innovation Initiative, these kits involved over a year of development and field-testing by C-MORE, in partnership with Hawaiʻi’s science teachers.  Each kit is self-contained and user-friendly: all supplies, lesson plans, handouts, background readings, and PowerPoint presentations are included.  C-MORE Science kits are aligned with both Hawaiʻi Content and Performance Standards (HCPS III) and the national Ocean Literacy Principles. 
C-MORE science kits are available free of charge to teachers on the islands of Maui, Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi, Lanai and Oʻahu. To request a kit, go to and click on “science kits”.  The website also provides information on other teacher resources, such as grants up to $1000 and teacher-at-sea programs.

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