Our Second Unit of Inquiry

This week we started Unit 2: Changing Materials

UOI #1: Changing Materials
Central Idea: Understanding materials determines how people use them
Transdisciplinary Theme: Sharing the Planet

As this Unit of Inquiry progresses, we will inquire into the behaviours and uses of materials, the changing properties of materials and the manipulation of materials for new purposes.

Learner Profiles: Inquirer, Open-Minded
Attitudes: Appreciation, Cooperation, Curiosity
Key Concepts: Change, Causation
Science Focus: Changes of state, properties and uses of materials, and structures
Art Focus: Self-expression and subjectivity: Creating (visual arts)

As we continue through the Cycle of Inquiry we will be learning about the behaviours and uses of materials, why the properties of materials change and how we use materials to achieve new things.  Stay tuned!

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Mr. Bren
Mr. Bren

Mr. Bren has Bachelor's Degrees in History from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada and Primary Education from Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, Canada. He has worked at international schools in Mexico, Egypt and Korea. This is his second year as a Head Teacher in Peace & Unity.

In his spare time Mr. Bren likes rock climbing, scuba diving and playing sports.


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