Science is all about discovering the answers to questions about the world around us. As such, we will take apart complex problems and study each piece in order to be able to give a step-by-step explanation of why something happens in the natural world. Throughout the year, students will become more independent in the process of asking high quality questions that lead to rich investigations and discussions, and will grow in their ability to give detailed explanations and support their ideas with evidence.

Over the year, in parallel with our trips and studies in other classes, we will study the various ecosystems of Washington State and the role humans have played in those systems over time. In these investigations, we will study energy flow in ecosystems, natural selection and evolution, habitat, predator-prey relationships, the response of systems to disruption, and other topics.

Big Question:
Should wolves stay on the protected list? Why/why not?