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 

The design of buildings and structures is dependent upon environmental factors, human ingenuity.


Lines of Inquiry

1. Considerations to take into account when building a structure

2. Properties of materials used to form structures

3. Environmental factors that can impact design choices


Key Concepts

Form - What is it like? 

Causation - Why is it like it is? 

Connection: How is it connected?