This student-centered inquiry consists of 2 parts to help make the concepts in climate change relevant and applicable to the student’s lives. The first part is an inquiry using the scientific method into one aspect of climate change. The students are tasked with ‘proving’ climate change is real using a selected inquiry question. For Part 2, once all students have shared their findings, they are then tasked with a more project-based learning approach. They will use the engineering design process (also known as design thinking) to create something that answers their question regarding climate change.
Students worked in assigned teams (heterogeneous groupings) to research and analyze the impacts of food production on ecosystems, to evaluate the sustainability of our food production and to suggest... read more
In this inquiry-based activity, students will design and build a model of a greenhouse using mirrors and/or lenses that can be used to grow food all year. They will use their knowledge of optics to... read more