Sharing the Planet

Central Idea: Organisms adapt to their environment in order to survive. 

Lines of Inquiry:

  1. How organisms survive
  2. Life cycles and traits
  3. Environmental change

Learner Profile:

  • Thinkers
  • Principled
  • Caring

Key Concepts

  • Causation – Why is it like it is?
  • Change – How is it changing?
  • Responsibility – What is our responsibility?
  • 1. What is the relationship between living organisms and their environment? (causation)
    • What are ways animals use their surroundings to survive?
  1. How do living organisms adapt and change? (change)
  • What are similarities and differences of life cycles?
  • What are similarities and differences of traits?
  • How are traits changing? Why do they change? 
  1. How do environmental changes affect living organisms? (responsibility)
  • What types of changes are occurring?
  • What is our responsibility?
  • What action can we take?
  • How do humans interact with the environment?

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