First graders learn about their physical environment, such as the air, moutains, volcanoes, rocks, rain, and the elements that nurture plant growth.
Second graders concentrate on animals through classification and facts. They learn to take care of the animals at Hoa 'Aina O Makaha.
Third graders explore the world of insects. They take a closer look at honey bees; observe bee hive boxes, extraction of honey and learn how to utilize bee products such as bees wax.
Fourth graders are taught Hawaii's climate and the ways that the people of Hawaii might have used plants in their daily lives. Students take part in planting and maintaining a Hawaiian Garden.
Fifth graders learn about the nutritional value of plants. By developing a square-foot garden; they learn about food production and self-sufficiency.
Sixth graders take an in depth look at the environment. They are introduced to chemistry and its relationship to a controlled environment as found in fish tanks used for aquaculture. They discover alternative energy sources by building solar ovens and solar dryers while exploring the possible benefits for Hawaii.