1: Life Science: Interactions within Ecosystems

1.1: Components of an Ecosystem

1.1.4: describe interactions between biotic and abiotic factors in an ecosystem

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Food Chain
Pond Ecosystem

1.1.5: identify the roles of producers, consumers, and decomposers in a local ecosystem and describe both their diversity and their interactions

Food Chain
Forest Ecosystem

1.1.6: classify organisms as producers, consumers, and decomposers

Food Chain
Forest Ecosystem

1.1.7: distinguish between the following scientific terms:

1.1.7.a: consumer

Food Chain
Forest Ecosystem

1.1.7.b: decomposer

Forest Ecosystem

1.1.7.c: producer

Food Chain
Forest Ecosystem

1.1.7.d: ecosystem

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors

1.1.7.f: photosynthesis

Cell Energy Cycle
Photosynthesis Lab
Pond Ecosystem

1.1.8: explain how biological classification takes into account the diversity of life on Earth, using the terms producer, consumer, and decomposer

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Food Chain
Forest Ecosystem

1.2: Food Webs

1.2.1: demonstrate the importance of choosing words that are scientifically appropriate by using these words in context:

1.2.1.a: niche

Forest Ecosystem

1.2.1.c: population

Food Chain
Rabbit Population by Season

1.2.1.e: ecosystem

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors

1.2.2: prepare a chart that describes how energy is supplied to, and how it flows through, a food web

Food Chain
Forest Ecosystem

1.2.3: identify the strengths and weaknesses of a diagram showing the flow of energy in an ecosystem

Food Chain

1.2.4: apply the concept of a food web as a tool for interpreting the structure and interactions of a natural system

Forest Ecosystem

1.2.5: describe how matter is recycled in an ecosystem through interactions among plants, animals, fungi, and microorganisms

Food Chain

1.2.6: identify and evaluate potential applications of the recycling of matter in an ecosystem

Carbon Cycle
Cell Energy Cycle

1.3: Decomposers

1.3.1: describe conditions essential to the growth and reproduction of plants and microorganisms in an ecosystem, and relate these conditions to various aspects of the human food supply:

1.3.1.c: light

Food Chain

2: Earth and Space Science: Earth?s Crust

2.1: Geological Plate Tectonics and Time Scale

2.1.1: compare some of the catastrophic events, such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, that occur on or near Earth?s surface

Earthquakes 1 - Recording Station
Plate Tectonics

2.1.2: organize and analyse data on the geographical and chronological distribution of earth quakes and volcanoes to determine patterns and trends

Plate Tectonics

2.1.4: provide examples of ideas and theories used in the past to explain volcanic activity, earthquakes, and mountain building

Plate Tectonics

2.1.6: explain the processes of mountain formation and the folding and faulting of the Earth?s surface

Plate Tectonics

2.2: Rocks and Minerals

2.2.1: classify minerals on the basis of their physical characteristics by using a dichotomous key

Mineral Identification

2.3: The Rock Cycle

2.3.1: identify questions to investigate arising from the study of the rock cycle

Rock Cycle

2.3.3: classify rocks on the basis of their characteristics and method of formation:

2.3.3.a: sedimentary

Rock Classification
Rock Cycle

2.3.3.b: igneous

Rock Classification
Rock Cycle

2.3.3.c: metamorphic

Rock Classification
Rock Cycle

2.4: Weathering

2.4.1: explain various ways in which rocks can be weathered:

2.4.1.a: mechanical

Rock Cycle

3: Physical Science: Heat

3.2: Temperature and Matter

3.2.1: explain how each state of matter reacts to changes in temperature

Phases of Water

3.2.2: explain changes of state, using the particle model of matter

Phases of Water

3.3: Heat Transfer

3.3.1: compare transmission of heat by conduction, convection, and radiation

Conduction and Convection
Heat Transfer by Conduction
Radiation

3.3.4: compare, in qualitative terms, the heat capacities of some common materials

Heat Absorption

3.3.5: carry out a procedure to investigate how various surfaces absorb radiant heat and control major variables

Heat Absorption
Radiation

3.3.7: identify, evaluate, and draw a conclusion about the relationship between colour and heat absorption in materials

Heat Absorption

3.3.8: communicate results of experiments and/or investigations related to colour and heat absorption by using language and a variety of tables, charts, and/or graphs

Heat Absorption

3.3.9: describe how various surfaces absorb radiant heat:

3.3.9.a: colour

Color Absorption
Heat Absorption
Radiation

4: Physical Science: Mixtures and Solutions

4.1: Mixtures

4.1.2: safely using tools and apparatus, identify and separate the components of a variety of mixtures, using

4.1.2.c: evaporation

Phases of Water

4.3: Concentration of Solutions

4.3.9: use a commercial or student-made hydrometer effectively and accurately for collecting data

Triple Beam Balance

Correlation last revised: 9/24/2019

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