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At Woodward School for Technology and Research there are many opportunities for parents to be involved and participate in our school's success.
We invite our parents and prospective parents to:
|Unit 1: Investigating our Environment||Unit 2: Sustaining our Environment||Unit 3: Resources in our Environment||Unit 4: People in our Environment|
|K||Explore the environment; especially the classroom||school building and yard||using five senses and observation.||Explore how our bodies use energy. Investigate good energy sources to sustain our body.|
|1||Sort and classify materials based on characteristics. Compare and contrast recyclable and non-recyclable materials.||Discover how the sun influences daily life. Examine the sun as a major energy source for humans.||Discover importance of sunlight and warmth in plant growth. Explore the role of seasons on the life cycles of plants.||Gather information on how animals sustain life. Discover the role of plants and animals in people’s lives.|
|2||Synthesize the relationship between healthy portion size||calorie intake and exercise in a healthy diet. Investigate nutritional labels and their role in a healthy lifestyle.||Analyze the water cycle and its impact on people’s lives. Investigate humans’ impact on water.||Evaluate where people in our community get their water and how people’s water consumption affects water resources.|
|3||Investigate force and motion and how they can be used to create sustainable energy.||Research thermal energy and its conservation. Design buildings using earth materials.||Inquire into how people harm and protect the environment. Examine pollution and waste management||Evaluate humans’ use of agriculture to sustain life. Examine the impact of agriculture on the environment|
|4||Compare the value of local versus non-local foods. Explain the impact of our purchasing decisions on the local and global economy.||Explore phase changes in matter. Apply knowledge of phase changes to illustrate how climate change is affecting the Arctic.||Examine how electrical energy is produced and used in the Michigan. Compare and contrast energy use of Americans and citizens in other countries||Describe the relationship between changes in a food web and species survival. Explain the short and long term effects people have on ecosystems.|
|5||Gather and analyze information on a community conservation issue. Describe how people can co-exist with plants/animals with minimal impact on the environment.||Gather and analyze information on a community conservation issue. Describe how people can co-exist with plants/animals with minimal impact on the environment.||Investigate multiple effects of earth and moon cycles on life on Earth. Apply principles of environmental sustainability that we use on Earth to living in space..||Discover how daily decisions affect our body systems. Create a personal health and wellness plan.|