Hawaiian Legends and Present-day Geology (Grades 7-8)

The Hawaiian legend about Pele's arrival to, and travel along, the island chain has numerous parallels with our present-day understanding of the geology of the islands. After reviewing the hot spot theory, read "How Pele Came to Hawaii" in Hawaiian Legends of Volcanoes. Compare and contrast the legend with our geologic knowledge.

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