Hawaii, the 50th state admitted into the United States, is composed of eight different islands. These islands include Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Lanai and the "Big Island" of Hawaii. The islands formed from underwater volcanic e... More »

Captain James Cook first observed surfing in 1778 in Hawaii, introducing the sport to the Western world, according to Kaplan International. The first official surfing contest was held in California in 1928. In 2011, Pana... More »

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Founding father Benjamin Franklin wanted to name the turkey as the national symbol of the United States. Along with the Muscovy duck, the turkey is the only domesticated bird that's native to the Americas. More »

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Some facts about Hawaii for kids are that Hawaii is the only state in America made up solely of islands. It is also the only state with a tropical rain forest. Hawaii is also the second widest state from east to west, st... More »

The state stone of Hawaii is the black coral, which can be found surrounding any of the state's islands. It was designated as the state stone in 1987. More »

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Hawaii is composed of eight primary islands: Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe and Hawaii. The Hawaiian islands were formed, and continue to be formed, by undersea magma sources, referred to as hotspots. More »

The effects of trade winds on Hawaii weather present in the varied amounts of rain in the windward and leeward sides of the islands, as well as the mildly warm temperatures throughout the island group. In Hawaii, trade w... More »

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