- Participate in a supported learning community alongside your peers to build content and pedagogical knowledge and skills. (Common to all courses)
- Experience phenomena driven lessons which model three dimensional NGSS teaching and learning appropriate for 3rd–8th grade students. (Common to all courses)
- Engage in the engineering design and science inquiry cycles.
- Explore the universal laws that describe force and motion.
- Apply these laws to understanding the Earth-Moon-Sun relationship.
- Understand Earth's place in the solar system and the closest space neighbors.
- Investigate how the nature of light is essential in observing and comprehending the vast universe.
NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas
PS2: Motion and stability: forces and interactions
- PS2.A: Forces and motion
- PS2.B: types of interactions
- PS2.C: stability and instability in physical systems
PS4: waves and their applications in technologies for information transfer
- PS4.A: wave properties
- PS4.B: electromagnetic radiation
- PS4.C: information technologies and instrumentation
ESS1: Earth’s place in the universe
- ESS1.A: The universe and its stars
- ESS1.B: Earth and the solar system
ETS1: engineering design
- ETS1.A: defining and delimiting an engineering problem
- ETS1.B: developing possible solutions
- ETS1.C: optimizing the design solution
ETS2: links among engineering, technology, science and society
- ETS2.A: interdependence of science, engineering, and technology
- ETS2.B: Influence of engineering, technology, and science on society and the natural world