A Natural History of Hanauma Bay: Geology is an interactive video DVD of the geological natural history of Hanauma Bay. This video is appropriate for children of all ages and may be used as a supplement to classroom education.
The material includes the "Birth of a Bay", "How Continents Move" and "Birth of Hawaiian Islands and the Creation of Hanauma Bay". The video segments are associated with relevant wordlists and definitions. Web links for additional material is also included on the DVD.
The segments are available below as a YouTube videos (the actual DVD is interactive, so it will not play on YouTube). If you are interested in the interactive version, you must download the ISO image of the DVD from here and burn it onto a DVD disk as a DVD image, not as data. Additional information on how to produce the DVD from Roxio, Nero and others may be found here.
Geology Video Segments
The Hawaiian Islands are volcanic in nature and have been forming for millions of years as the Pacific Plate travels northwest over an area of the earth’s mantle known as a hot spot. A hot spot is a localized region of volcanism. At different points in time, each of the islands was over the hot spot as that island formed. Currently, the Island of Hawai‘i is over the hot spot and still has active volcanic eruptions.
Forty thousand years ago, the southeastern end of the Island of O‘ahu was over this hot spot. Volcanic eruptions from beneath the ocean formed a crater. Today, this crater is known as Hanauma Bay.
Learn more about the formation of Hanauma Bay and the Geology of the Hawaiian Islands by watching videos created by the Leeward Community College Educational Media Center Video Production Unit.