Topic outline

  • How The World Works

    Central Idea

    People explore and investigate to develop new understandings

    Lines of Inquiry

    1. The ways we explore FUNCTION

    2. The process of change CHANGE

    3. The actions that cause an effect CAUSATION

    How the World Works is 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.

    Through our explorations and investigations children will develop a number of skills including; observing, testing, reporting results, researching, analysing, critical thinking, describing and predicting. Through teacher and child led and initiated experiments the children will have an opportunity to explore their senses, different materials and the process of change.