How the world works

Unit 2

sransdisciplinary 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

We investigate the pieces to understand the whole.

Key Concepts: Related Concepts

  • form: structure
  • connection: relationship
  • change: transformation

Lines of Inquiry

  • The relationship between the parts and the whole

  • Structure and layout

  • The relationship between choice and change

Attributes of the Learner Profile

  • knowledgeable

  • open-minded

  • thinker

Approaches to Learning

  • thinking skills
  • self-management skills

FCPS Portrait of a Graduate Traits