• Title of the unit: Sharing the planet

  • Central idea: Our ecosystem is a delicate balance that needs to be protected and maintained.

  • What lines of inquiry will define the scope of the inquiry into the central idea?

    1. An inquiry into life cycles of plants and animals.

    2. An inquiry into the needs of living things.

    3. An inquiry into how living things adapt to their ecosystem.

    4. An inquiry into the human impact on the ecosystem and ways to minimize that negative.

In this unit, students will inquire about the life cycles of plants and animals. Through the inquiries, the students will journal the needs of living things as well as how they adapt to their environment. Finally, students will inquire further about the human impact on the environment and how to help remedy it.