4 Forces – WAS Solar Systems

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Program of Inquiry Core
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 the environment.

4 Solar System:

Key Concepts: form, function, connection

Related Concepts: gravity, space, systems (solar system), evidence

Central Idea: The earth is surrounded by space and is part of a vast solar system.

Lines of inquiry:

  • The parts of the solar system
  • A comparative study of the planets
  • How the solar system connects to patterns in our world


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