Science and Permaculture Scientific Method Students will: Materials & Resources Understand and apply all stage of the scientific method: -Formation of hypothesis -Experiment design -Identification and control of variables - Repeat trial -Interpretation & representation of data -Application to useful and practical problems -Explore the history & organization of the periodic table of elements -Understand the structure and particles of Atoms -Learn how atoms bond to form molecules -Manipulate basic chemical formulas & equations -Differential between physical and chemical changes -Understand the properties of acids & bases/ test for pH Science Explorer: Chemical Building Blocks Science Explorer: Chemical Interactions Visuals of Periodic Table A Brief History of Nearly Everything Science Explorer: Motion, Forces, Energy Science Explorer: Electricity & Magnetism Slinkys Science Explorer: From Bacteria to Plants Science Explorer: Animals Science Explorer: Cells & Heredity Microscopes Science Explorer: Environmental Science Beehives Chemistry Physics -Describe the multiple forms of energy and name examples -Understand the ways that energy transforms and transfers -Explore the structures, properties, and behaviors of waves -Apply their knowledge of work, force & motion to practical problems -Understand the relationship between electricity & magnetism -Have knowledge of the structure, function, & division of cells - the basis on which scientists classify organisms -Recognize photosynthesis & respiration as inverse processes -Apply probability to knowledge of genetics & inheritance -Discuss changes in populations over time Life Science Ecology/Environm ental Science -Apply understanding of the interdependence of elements in an ecosystem to stewardship of the campus -Compare cycles of matter and energy in nature to man made systems -Demonstrate awareness of the relationships between biotic and abiotic factors -Cultivate awareness and understanding of the social, economic, political and personal causes and implications of environmental challenges such as: -Global warming -Pollution (air, water, land, etc.) -Food systems -Human activity & the ecosystem -Plan, organize and implement personal/collective action Environmental Issues Newspaper subscription Permaculture Design -Exercise the strategies of permaculture design, including: -Deep observation -Mapping -Capturing & storing of energy -“Stacking” of elements in a system -Designing to mimic cycles in nature -Implement the stages of the design process -Demonstrate understanding of the ethics & strategies of permaculture -Explore the history of permaculture movement Greenhouse & Gardens Aquaculture & aquaponic systems Beehives Composting systems Gardening & Landscaping tools Compasses 100 m Measuring Tapes 58