Unit I. In/Out

Where do we fit in?

In this unit, you will investigate what/who is included and excluded from a population. In the Internal Investigation, you will study both Mathematical and Scientific systems of classification, learning what criteria are used to tell two beings apart and conversely, how to group them. Then, in the External Investigation, you will observe organisms both from the inside and the outside, through dissections and a visit to a local zoo, and you will create your own classification system. Lastly, in the Action Project, you will design an art piece to display the entire taxonomy of an organism.

Here are the unit sub guiding questions you will pursue:

  • What benefits come from a universal language for classification?
  • How do we see classification in nature?
  • How can you speak the language of scientists who classify?