• Grade 3
  • How the World Works

Central Idea: People apply their understanding of forces to invent, design and create.

Key concepts: form, function, causation

Related concepts: forces, mechanics, structures

Lines of Inquiry:

  • Different types of forces
  • Forces in mechanical inventions or structures
  • Environmental factors that influence the mechanical design of inventions or structures

PYP Subject Focus:

  • Science Dance ICT Art PE Religion Mathematics

Approaches to learning:

  • Thinking Skills
  • Communication Skills

Learner Profile:

  • Inquirers
  • Risk takers


  • forces
  • mechanics
  • structures