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Curriculum Expectations

Wetland Ecosystems (Watershed on Wheels)

Science and Technology

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. 

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 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.

Social Studies

Grade 4 - PEOPLE AND ENVIRONMENTS: POLITICAL AND PHYSICAL REGIONS OF CANADA

1.assess some key ways in which industrial development and the natural environment affect each other in two or more political and/or physical regions of Canada

2.use the social studies inquiry process to investigate some issues and challenges associated with balancing human needs/wants and activities with environmental stewardship in one or more of the political and/or physical regions of Canada

3. Identify Canada’s political and physical regions, and describe their main characteristics and some significant activities that take place in them

Geography

Grade 7 - PHYSICAL PATTERNS IN A CHANGING WORLD

1. analyse some challenges and opportunities presented by the physical environment and ways in which people have responded to them

2. use the geographic inquiry process to investigate the impact of natural events and/or human activities that change the physical environment, exploring the impact from a geographic perspective

3. demonstrate an understanding of significant patterns in Earth’s physical features and of some natural processes and human activities that create and change those features



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