How the world works

Unit 2

Transdisciplinary Theme

How the world works: an inquiry into the natural world and its laws, the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.

Central Idea

Motion creates change in our world.

Key Concepts: Related Concepts


  • causation: patterns
  • function
  • form: sequences

Lines of Inquiry

  • Objects have different types of motion.
  • Earth’s motion affects our lives.
  • Motion can be measured.

Attributes of the Learner Profile

  • inquirer
  • thinker
  • communicator

Approaches to Learning

  • research skills

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Traits