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The Investigations in Science 6, Investigations in Science 7, and Earth Space Systems courses are problem/project based. Instruction is interwoven around a relevant problem/project to provide a focus for student learning and to allow students to engage in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in order to propose solutions to identified problems. Topics in earth science, biology, chemistry, and physics are interconnected to show students the relationships amongst the sciences. Inquiry and laboratory investigations are an integral part of the program. Problem solving and online investigations are used continually to allow students to investigate authentic problems and reinforce science concepts.