• Based on self-understanding, awareness and needs, and cognitive and affective growth, students will be able to choose a project in domains they are passionate about.

    Students progress through the three phases of the cycle of inquiry within a Makerspace model.

    Phase 1: Units of Inquiry (Alt. Energy and other topics, Technology, Social Issues)

    Introduction to Alternative Energy and Other Topics

    Electric Car

    Fundamentals of Electricity

    High-Performance Home Design

    Capstone Alternative Energy Project

    Solar Energy  

    Solar Cars

    Solar Ovens

    Passive Solar Homes


    Environmental Action


    Trout in the classroom program

    Place-Based Education:

    Community Project

    Establishing a food garden

    Designing a rain garden (runoff) and or mindfulness space)

    Recycling standard approach, composting, repurposing, issue support


    Phase 2: Expression (10 weeks)

    Units (open ended question to explore student direction and self)

    What does sustainability mean for our future?

    What could you innovate or invent to solve a problem?

    What potential impact can we create for our future?



    Produce and Publish Writing, utilizing multimedia applications

    Present Information, findings, and supporting evidence

    Develop and organize documentation of learning

    Phase 3:  Oration and Exposition- Solutionary Showcase  (10 weeks)


    Share and express process of learning highlighting the inquiry arc and the engineering design process

    Develop and showcase their learning.