Connect Science Curriculum Overview
The Connect Science curriculum includes science and collaboration lessons that cover 8 steps:
Step 1: Understand the project they are undertaking and how they can become engaged citizens by using their knowledge and skills to make a difference in their community.
Step 2: Discover energy and resource needs and problems in their school, home or community by understanding where energy comes from and how electricity is produced.
Step 3: Investigate energy and resource use problems to understand the impact people have on our environment and cultivate a sense of interest and urgency to address these problems.
Step 4: Research the impact of different solutions that may make an impact on their chosen problem.
Step 5: Decide on a service-learning project (solution) that will make an impact on an energy problem.
Step 6: Plan out steps, roles and responsibilities, and a timeline.
Step 7: Implement their project and monitor progress.
Step 8: Reflect on the impact of their project on the original energy problem.
The lessons culminate in the implementation of a service-learning project, through which the students use their social and emotional learning skills to work together as a class. Teachers guide their students in developing a project that incorporates the 4 aspects shown below.