August 28, 2020, Middle School

Cycle 1: Exploration

Travel. Adventure. New Horizons. New Frontiers.

It is human nature to be curious and explore. We are never content, and that’s the way it should be. We see the world around us as a jumping off point. We want to see new things, learn new things, and push as many boundaries as we can. We explore nature, space, spirituality, and even the depths of our own abilities. When life hands you lemons, you figure out 101 ways to use that lemon.

Exploration means asking questions and seeking out the answers. Early American colonists sought a new life and sailed across the ocean to find it. Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison sought to create an electrical revolution and invented many things that we still use today. What discoveries will your explorations lead to?

Guiding Questions: 

  1. How is your school journey an exploration?
  2. What does it mean to explore a concept?
  3. How has the world changed because of the human desire for exploration?

What you will do:

  1. Participate in scientific investigations about forces, electricity, and magnetism.
  2. Learn how to be an investigative journalist.
  3. Get to know yourself better than you thought possible.

What you will learn: 

  1. How magnetism, electricity, and other forces work together.
  2. How the United States of America began and developed as a nation.
  3. How to budget your time and improve your own abilities.