In this online academy, teachers will gain a ready-made, real-world and relevant unit that uses a simple form of systems thinking, includes engineering design, and fully activates all science and engineering practices. They will experience the use of crosscutting concepts to form relationships and take perspectives. And finally, teachers are guaranteed assistance; an APW facilitator delivers 2 of the 12 lessons in the unit!
Students will learn to:
Ask questions, define problems, and think like field scientists
Plan and carry out field investigations on the health of the ecosystem
Analyze and interpret scientific data
Engineer & develop investigation tools
Obtain, evaluate and communicate information on riparian area health
Aqua STEM Units use Science & Engineering Practices to help students ask questions, define problems, construct explanations and design real world solutions.
Please Note: “3-D Learning and Systems Thinking” is a Pre-requisite for all Aqua STEM units.