How the world works

Unit 6

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

Investigations of our world drive action.

Key Concepts: Related Concepts

  • causation: influence
  • form: characteristics
  • function: process
  • connection

Lines of Inquiry

  • Planning and conducting of investigations

  • Cycles and patterns

  • Collection and analysis of data

  • Ways people connect with information

Attributes of the Learner Profile

  • inquirer
  • reflective
  • risk-taker

Approaches to Learning

  • research skills
  • communication skills

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Traits