Unit A: Intro to Science and Engineering

Big Idea: Scientists and engineers use practices & collaboration to answer questions and solve problems.

Learning Goal #1Develop an understanding of positive group collaboration & the benefits of working as a team member.

  • Assessment: Unit A Self-Evaluation, Self-Evaluation template
  • Guiding Questions:
    • What does it mean to collaborate positively?
    • What are 3-5 benefits of working in teams?
    • What science activities have required group work?
    • How have you contributed positively in those activities?
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Learning Goal #2: Develop an understanding of scientific practices to accurately investigate a scientific question.

Learning Goal #3: Use engineering practices to solve a design problem.

  • Assessment: Unit A Quiz
  • Guiding Questions:
    • What are the 8 Science & Engineering Practices?
    • What is the Engineering Design Process?
    • How are the practices used in the design process?
  • Resources:

Active Learning Goal: Strive to be a good citizen and an active learner.

  • Assessment: ALG Reflection
  • Guiding Questions:
    • What does it mean to be a good citizen?
    • What specific actions have you taken to be a good citizen?
    • What are 3-5 traits of an active learner?
    • In what ways have you been an active learner in this unit?