Description of Big Idea:  Energy can neither be created nor destroyed. It can only be transformed from one form to another. The transformation of energy can lead to a change in state or motion. Energy can also be converted to mass and vice versa. Read more
Description of Big Idea:  There are four fundamental interactions/forces in nature: gravitation, electromagnetism, strong nuclear and weak nuclear forces. All phenomena are due to the presence of one or more of these interactions. Read more
Description of Big Idea:  Earth is a very small part of the universe. The Universe is comprised of billions of galaxies, each of which contains billions of stars (suns) and other celestial objects. Read more
Description of Big idea:  All matter in the Universe is made of very small particles. They are in constant motion and in constant interaction with each other. Elementary particles form atoms and atoms form molecules. Read more
Description of Big Idea: At very small scales, our world is subjected to the laws of quantum mechanics. All matter and radiation exhibit both wave and particle properties. We cannot simultaneously know the position and the momentum of a particle. Read more
Description of Big Idea:  Evolution is the basis for both the unity of life and the biodiversity of organisms (living and extinct). Organisms pass on genetic information from one generation to another. Read more
Description of Big Idea: Cells are the fundamental unit of life. They require a supply of energy and materials. All life forms on our planet are based on this common key component. Read more
Description of Big Idea:  Earth is a system of systems which influences and is influenced by life on the planet. The processes occurring within this system influence the evolution of our planet and shape its climate and surface. Read more