How the world works

Unit 4

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

People experiment to understand the world around them.

Key Concepts: Related Concepts

  • form: structure
  • function: properties
  • change: transformation

Lines of Inquiry

  • People experiment to solve problems.
  • Magnets have unique properties.
  • Matter comes in different forms.

Attributes of the Learner Profile

  • inquirer
  • thinker
  • knowledgeable

Approaches to Learning

  • thinking skills
  • communication skills

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Traits