Taking It To The Classroom

Donna Soriano is a STEM Lab Teacher at Wai’anae Elementary School and a participant of INPEACE Ka Lama Education Academy. INPEACE has supported her in elevating herself in the teaching profession and is currently helping her to pursue National Board Teaching Certification.

Donna visited our Kaulele exhibit, The Science of Kapa, and was amazed by the interactive cultural and scientific activities. She learned of the traditional process of kapa making and its ties to scientific and mathematical concepts.

Kaulele inspired Donna to plan classroom activities for grades K-2 incorporating the concepts from the kapa exhibit. She taught her students about where kapa comes from and how it was traditionally made. Students then created their own kapa with the materials available in their classroom (pictured above)