Spot a pulelehua Kamehameha, and there’s a good chance some māmaki is nearby. See how this endemic insect makes its home on the māmaki and undergoes a fascinating transformation.
Target Grade Level: 2 (but readers of all ages may enjoy and learn something new!)
Guided Reading Level: L
Pāhana ʻĀina Lupalupa (PAL) is 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 ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi and translated into English, this exciting series was created through partnerships among a group of Hawaiʻi educators, literacy specialists, and Hawaiian-language resource developers in consultation with scientists and cultural practitioners.