How the world works

Unit 3

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

Interactions drive change.

Key Concepts: Related Concepts

  • change: cycle
  • form: characteristics
  • causation: consequences

Lines of Inquiry

  • Patterns of interactions

  • Types of adaptations

  • Influence of form

Attributes of the Learner Profile

  • inquirer
  • communicator

Approaches to Learning

  • thinking skills
  • social skills
  • self-management skills

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Traits