We inspire deeper learning through the science inquiry model which is mastered through eight Next Generation practices. We guide students to explore the ethical and social issues of the applications of science and technology.
Next Generation Scientific Practices #1 and #3—asking questions and defining problems, and planning and carrying out investigations.
Next Generation Scientific Practices #5: using mathematics and computational thinking (such as ratio, rate, percent, [average], and simple algebra).
Next Generation Scientific Practices #6 and #7—constructing explanations and designing solutions, and engaging in argument from evidence.
Next Generation Scientific Practice #8—obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information.
Project—Going Blue What do we know about our water quality and supply? What local and global issues affect access to pure water? How does this affect societies? Goals: NGSS Practice #1 Asking Questions. NGSS #4 Analyzing and Interpreting Data.
What does A Long Walk to Water tell us about global water quality and supply, and what more can we learn about this, using science and math? Using the book Going Blue, how can we investigate and design solution(s) to local and global water issues?