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Aquatic Plants Program

GRADE 3 | UNDERSTANDING LIFE SYSTEMS

GROWTH AND CHANGES IN PLANTS

  1. assess ways in which plants have an impact on society and the environment, and ways in which human activity has an impact on plants and plant habitats;
  2. investigate similarities and differences in the characteristics of various plants, and ways in which the characteristics of plants relate to the environment in which they grow;
  3. demonstrate an understanding that plants grow and change and have distinct characteristics.

GRADE 3 | UNDERSTANDING EARTH AND SPACE SYSTEMS

SOILS IN THE ENVIRONMENT

  1. assess the impact of soils on society and the environment, and of society and the environment on soils;
  2. investigate the composition and characteristics of different soils;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the composition of soils, the types of soils, and the relationship between soils and other living things.

GRADE 4 | UNDERSTANDING LIFE SYSTEMS

HABITATS AND COMMUNITIES

  1. analyse the effects of human activities on habitats and communities;
  2. investigate the interdependence of plants and animals within specific habitats and communities;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of habitats and communities and the relationships among the plants and animals that live in them.

GRADE 4 | UNDERSTANDING EARTH AND SPACE SYSTEMS

ROCKS AND MINERALS

  1. assess the social and environmental impacts of human uses of rocks and minerals;
  2. investigate, test, and compare the physical properties of rocks and minerals;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the physical properties of rocks and minerals.

GRADE 5 | UNDERSTANDING EARTH AND SPACE SYSTEMS

CONSERVATION OF ENERGY AND RESOURCES

  1. analyse the immediate and long-term effects of energy and resource use on society and the environment, and evaluate options for conserving energy and resources;
  2. investigate energy transformation and conservation;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the various forms and sources of energy and the ways in which energy can be transformed and conserved.

GRADE 6 | UNDERSTANDING LIFE SYSTEMS

BIODIVERSITY

  1. assess human impacts on biodiversity, and identify ways of preserving biodiversity;
  2. investigate the characteristics of living things, and classify diverse organisms according to specific characteristics;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of biodiversity, its contributions to the stability of natural systems, and its benefits to humans.

GRADE 7 | UNDERSTANDING LIFE SYSTEMS

INTERACTIONS IN THE ENVIRONMENT

  1. assess the impacts of human activities and technologies on the environment, and evaluate ways of controlling these impacts;
  2. investigate interactions within the environment, and identify factors that affect the balance between different components of an ecosystem;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of interactions between and among biotic and abiotic elements in the environment.

GRADE 7 | UNDERSTANDING MATTER AND ENERGY

PURE SUBSTANCES AND MIXTURES

  1. evaluate the social and environmental impacts of the use and disposal of pure substances and mixtures;
  2. investigate the properties and applications of pure substances and mixtures;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the properties of pure substances and mixtures, and describe these characteristics using the particle theory.

GRADE 8 | UNDERSTANDING EARTH AND SPACE SYSTEMS

WATER SYSTEMS

  1. assess the impact of human activities and technologies on the sustainability of water resources;
  2. investigate factors that affect local water quality;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics of the earth's water systems and the influence of water systems on a specific region.

GRADE 8 | UNDERSTANDING MATTER AND ENERGY

FLUIDS

  1. analyse how the properties of fluids are used in various technologies, and assess the impact of these technologies on society and the environment;
  2. investigate the properties of fluids;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the properties and uses of fluids.

Science, Grade 9 Academic SNC1D

B. BIOLOGY: SUSTAINABLE ECOSYSTEMS

B1.assess the impact of human activities on the sustainability of terrestrial and/or aquatic ecosystems, and evaluate the effectiveness of courses of action intended to remedy or mitigate negative impacts;
B2.investigate factors related to human activity that affect terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and explain how they affect the sustainability of these ecosystems;
B3.demonstrate an understanding of the dynamic nature of ecosystems, particularly in terms of ecological balance and the impact of human activity on the sustainability of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

C. CHEMISTRY: ATOMS, ELEMENTS, AND COMPOUNDS

C1.assess social, environmental, and economic impacts of the use of common elements and compounds, with reference to their physical and chemical properties;

Science, Grade 9 Applied SNC1P

B. BIOLOGY: SUSTAINABLE ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN ACTIVITY

B1.analyse the impact of human activity on terrestrial or aquatic ecosystems, and assess the effectiveness of selected initiatives related to environmental sustainability;
B2.investigate some factors related to human activity that affect terrestrial or aquatic ecosystems, and describe the consequences that these factors have for the sustainability of these ecosystems;
B3.demonstrate an understanding of characteristics of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, the interdependence within and between ecosystems, and the impact humans have on the sustainability of these ecosystems.

C. CHEMISTRY: EXPLORING MATTER

C1.analyse how properties of common elements and/or simple compounds affect their use, and assess the social and environmental impact associated with their production or use;

Science, Grade 10 Academic SNC2D

C. CHEMISTRY: CHEMICAL REACTIONS

C1.analyse a variety of safety and environmental issues associated with chemical reactions, including the ways in which chemical reactions can be applied to address environmental challenges;

D. EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE: CLIMATE CHANGE

D1.analyse some of the effects of climate change around the world, and assess the effectiveness of initiatives that attempt to address the issue of climate change;
D2.investigate various natural and human factors that influence Earth's climate and climate change;
D3.demonstrate an understanding of natural and human factors, including the greenhouse effect, that influence Earth's climate and contribute to climate change.

Science, Grade 10 Applied SNC2P

C. CHEMISTRY: CHEMICAL REACTIONS AND THEIR PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

C1.analyse how chemical reactions are employed in common products and processes, and assess the safety and environmental hazards associated with them;

D. EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE: EARTH'S DYNAMIC CLIMATE

D1.analyse effects of human activity on climate change, and effects of climate change on living things and natural systems;
D2.investigate various natural and human factors that have an impact on climate change and global warming;
D3.demonstrate an understanding of various natural and human factors that contribute to climate change and global warming.

Biology, Grade 11 University Preparation SBI3U

B.  Diversity of Living Things

B1.analyse the effects of various human activities on the diversity of living things;
B2.investigate, through laboratory and/or field activities or through simulations, the principles of scientific classification, using appropriate sampling and classification techniques;
B3.demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of living organisms in terms of the principles of taxonomy and phylogeny.

E.   Animals: Structure and Function

E1.analyse the relationships between changing societal needs, technological advances, and our understanding of internal systems of humans;
E2.investigate, through laboratory inquiry or computer simulation, the functional responses of the respiratory and circulatory systems of animals, and the relationships between their respiratory, circulatory, and digestive systems;
E3. demonstrate an understanding of animal anatomy and physiology, and describe disorders of the respiratory, circulatory, and digestive systems.

F.   Plants: Anatomy, Growth, and Function

F1.evaluate the importance of sustainable use of plants to Canadian society and other cultures;
F2.investigate the structures and functions of plant tissues, and factors affecting plant growth;
F3.demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of vascular plants, including their structures, internal transport systems, and their role in maintaining biodiversity.

Biology, Grade 11 College Preparation SBI3C

E.   Anatomy of Mammals

E1.analyse the social or economic impact of a technology used to treat systems in the human body, and the impact of lifestyle choices on human health;
E2.investigate, through laboratory inquiry or computer simulation, the anatomy, physiology, and response mechanisms of mammals;
E3.demonstrate an understanding of the structure, function, and interactions of the circulatory, digestive, and respiratory systems of mammals.

F.   Plants in the Natural Environment

F1.analyse the roles of plants in ecosystems, and assess the impact of human activities on the balance of plants within those ecosystems;
F2.investigate some of the factors that affect plant growth;
F3.demonstrate an understanding of the structure and physiology of plants and their role in the natural environment.

Chemistry, Grade 11 University Preparation SCH3U

B.  Matter, Chemical Trends, and Chemical Bonding

B1.analyse the properties of commonly used chemical substances and their effects on human health and the environment, and propose ways to lessen their impact;
B2.investigate physical and chemical properties of elements and compounds, and use various methods to visually represent them;
B3.demonstrate an understanding of periodic trends in the periodic table and how elements combine to form chemical bonds.

Environmental Science, Grade 11 University/College Preparation SVN3M

B.  Scientific Solutions to Contemporary Environmental Challenges

B1.analyse social and economic issues related to an environmental challenge, and how societal needs influence scientific endeavours related to the environment;
B2.investigate a range of perspectives that have contributed to scientific knowledge about the environment, and how scientific knowledge and procedures are applied to address contemporary environmental problems;
B3.demonstrate an understanding of major contemporary environmental challenges and how we acquire knowledge about them.

C.  Human Health and the Environment

C1.analyse initiatives, both governmental and non-governmental, that are intended to reduce the impact of environmental factors on human health;
C2. investigate environmental factors that can affect human health, and analyse related data;
C3. demonstrate an understanding of various environmental factors that can affect human health, and explain how the impact of these factors can be reduced.

Environmental Science, Grade 11 Workplace Preparation SVN3E

B.  Human Impact on the Environment

B1.analyse selected current environmental problems in terms of the role human activities have played in creating or perpetuating them, and propose possible solutions to one such problem;
B2.investigate air, soil, and water quality in natural and disturbed environments, using appropriate technology;
B3.demonstrate an understanding of some of the ways in which human activities affect the environment and how the impact of those activities is measured and monitored.

C.  Human Health and the Environment

C1.analyse the effects on human health of environmental contaminants and a significant environmental phenomenon;
C2.investigate how different environmental factors can affect people's health and their lifestyle choices;
C3.demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which environmental factors can affect human health and how their impact can be reduced.

E.   Natural Resource Science and Management

E1.assess the environmental impact of the harvesting and/or extraction of resources, including ways of reducing this impact, and analyse threats to the sustainability of natural resources;
E2.investigate methods scientists use to classify and monitor natural resources, and conduct investigations using those methods;
E3.demonstrate an understanding of the sustainable use of resources and its relationship to the biodiversity and sustainability of ecosystems.

Biology, Grade 12 University Preparation SBI4U

F.   Population Dynamics

Overall Expectations

By the end of this course, students will:
F1.analyse the relationships between population growth, personal consumption, technological development, and our ecological footprint, and assess the effectiveness of some Canadian initiatives intended to assist expanding populations;
F2.investigate the characteristics of population growth, and use models to calculate the growth of populations within an ecosystem;
F3.demonstrate an understanding of concepts related to population growth, and explain the factors that affect the growth of various populations of species.

Chemistry, Grade 12 University Preparation   SCH4U

B.  Organic Chemistry

B1.assess the social and environmental impact of organic compounds used in everyday life, and propose a course of action to reduce the use of compounds that are harmful to human health and the environment;

Chemistry, Grade 12 College Preparation SCH4C

B.  Matter and Qualitative Analysis

B1.evaluate the effects of chemical substances on the environment, and analyse practical applications of qualitative analysis of matter;

C.  Organic Chemistry

C1.evaluate the impact on society, human health, and the environment of products made using organic compounds;

F.   Chemistry in the Environment

F1.evaluate the importance of government regulations, scientific analyses, and individual actions in improving air and water quality, and propose a personal plan of action to support these efforts;
F3.demonstrate an understanding of chemical reactions that occur in the environment as a result of both natural processes and human activities.

Earth and Space Science, Grade 12 University Preparation SES4U

F.   Geological Processes

F1.analyse technological developments that have increased our knowledge of geological processes and structures, and how this knowledge assists in monitoring and managing these processes and structures;
F2.investigate, through the use of models and analysis of information gathered from various sources, the nature of internal and surficial Earth processes, and the ways in which these processes can be quantified;
F3.demonstrate an understanding of the processes at work within Earth and on its surface, and the role of these processes in shaping Earth's surface.

Science, Grade 12 Workplace Preparation SNC4E

C.  Chemicals in Consumer Products

C1. analyse chemical products used in the home and workplace, and issues related to their safe and environmentally responsible use and disposal;
C2. investigate chemical properties of, and chemical reactions used to produce, various consumer products;
C3. demonstrate an understanding of chemical reactions, and of properties of chemicals used in common household and workplace products.



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