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
Fundamentals of Electricity
High-Performance Home Design
Capstone Alternative Energy Project
Passive Solar Homes
Trout in the classroom program
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.