Introductory Critical Thinking UnitAt the beginning of the school year all students are introduced to two models of thinking: Bloom's Taxonomy and Calvin Taylor's Talents Unlimited.3rd GradeOceanography:Students will explore the different ocean biomes, conduct experiments, and learn about life in the oceans.Ancient Egypt:Students will discover what it was like to live as an Ancient Egyptian.National Parks Research:Students will investigate one of the fifty-seven national parks in the United States and make a visual project to share what has been discovered.4th GradeMyths:Students will explore mythology of different cultures that may include Greek, Japanese, Norse, Roman and Chinese.Ancient China:Students will take a trip back in time to the days of Ancient China and discover what it might have been like to live then.Inventor Research:Students will choose an inventor to investigate and design an interactive visual project to share.Inventioneering:Students will identify problems and then take them through the inventive process to solve. They will choose their best idea to develop for the Invent Idaho Competition.5th GradeCSI:Students will use their skills of investigation to solve a mystery!Code Blue:Students will pass one of six medical exams in order to join a team of doctors. The doctors will then be given cases to diagnose and prescribe recovery.Origami and Automatons:Students will engineer an original automaton with up-cycled materials or explore 3D space with origami.Inventioneering:Students will identify problems and then take them through the inventive process to solve. They will choose their best idea to develop for the Invent Idaho Competition. During the research process students explore websites, find patents, and conduct interviews.Humanities:Shakespeare! Students will learn about the life and times of William Shakespeare and perform in a Bad Wolf Press Shakespearean play.