Transdisciplinary Theme: How the World Works
  • An inquiry into the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.

Central Idea:
  • Theories help cause scientific advances that impact society and the environment.

Lines of Inquiry:
  • An inquiry into the human quest for knowledge.
  • An inquiry into impactful theories.
  • An inquiry into scientific investigations.

Key Concepts and Questions:
  • Perspective - What makes someone disagree with a "good" idea?
  • Function - How does it work? How do we begin to prove a theory?
  • Reflection - How can we trust an answer?

Helpful Websites:

Solar System Challenge
Astronomy for Kids: The Solar System
Planet Facts
Let's Explore the Nine Planets
Space Images

Moons of the Solar System
The Moon
Information and Video Clips
Moon Webquest

Astronomy for Kids: The Constellations
Constellations Links
The Dome of the Sky

Space Resources
Study Jams: Scientific Inquiry & Solar System‚Äč
Space Videos
Space Facts

Earth, Sun, and Moon
Earth's Orbit

Space Activities and Games
Space Word Scramble
Space Quiz