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

People investigate systems to develop theories about our world.

Key Concepts: Related Concepts

  • causation: patterns
  • form: relationships
  • function: characteristics

Lines of Inquiry

  • Representing relationships and characteristics
  • Causes and effects of patterns
  • Ways people evaluate theories

Attributes of the Learner Profile

  • inquirer
  • reflective
  • risk-taker

Approaches to Learning

  • Thinking - Forming decisions - Revise understandings based on new information and evidence.
  • Communication - Writing - Organize information logically.

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Traits