DL6: Diversity of Living Things

DL6.1: Recognize, describe, and appreciate the diversity of living things in local and other ecosystems, and explore related careers.

DL6.1.a: State the characteristics that define all living things (e.g., are made up of one or more cells, require energy for life processes, respond to stimuli in their environment, and have the ability to reproduce).

Flower Pollination
Paramecium Homeostasis

DL6.2: Examine how humans organize understanding of the diversity of living things.

DL6.2.g: Use appropriate scientific terminology to communicate ideas about the diversity of living things (e.g., biotic, abiotic, kingdom, phylum, monera, protist, fungi, plant, animal, vertebrate, and invertebrate).

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors

DL6.3: Analyze the characteristics and behaviours of vertebrates (i.e., mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish) and invertebrates.

DL6.3.d: Propose questions for inquiry that arise from personal investigations of characteristics and behaviours of animals.

Sight vs. Sound Reactions

DL6.4: Examine and describe structures and behaviours that help: individual living organisms survive in their environments in the short term; species of living organisms adapt to their environments in the long term.

DL6.4.d: Describe examples of adaptations to structures and behaviours (e.g., flippers, webbed feet, night-time vision, wide wings, camouflage colouring, migration, and hibernation) that have enabled living things to adapt to their environments in the long term.

Natural Selection

DL6.5: Assess effects of micro-organisms on past and present society, and contributions of science and technology to human understanding of micro-organisms.

DL6.5.c: Explain how micro-organisms meet their basic needs, including moving around and obtaining food, water, and oxygen.

Paramecium Homeostasis

EL6: Understanding Electricity

EL6.1: Assess personal, societal, economic, and environmental impacts of electricity use in Saskatchewan and propose actions to reduce those impacts.

EL6.1.a: Provide examples of the types of energy sources used to provide heat and light to homes in the past and describe ways in which electricity-based technologies have changed the way people work, live, and interact with the environment in Saskatchewan.

Energy Conversions

EL6.1.b: Describe how electrical energy is generated from hydroelectric, coal, natural gas, nuclear, geothermal, biomass, solar, and wind sources and categorize these resources as renewable or non-renewable.

Energy Conversions

EL6.1.d: Identify factors that affect electrical energy consumption at home, school, and in the workplace and propose methods of decreasing electrical energy consumption that can help to conserve natural resources and protect the environment.

Household Energy Usage

EL6.2: Investigate the characteristics and applications of static electric charges, conductors, insulators, switches, and electromagnetism.

EL6.2.a: Conduct investigations to determine the attraction and repulsion of electrostatically charged materials and represent the results of those investigations using drawings, sketches, tables, charts, and/or other representations.

Charge Launcher

EL6.2.e: Make predictions, based on observed patterns of events, related to the physical properties of conductors, insulators, simple circuits, and electromagnets and conduct investigations to test those predictions.

Circuit Builder

EL6.2.f: Identify appropriate tools, instruments, and materials (e.g., bulbs, batteries, and wires) to use when investigating the properties of conductors, insulators, simple circuits, and electromagnets and use those tools and apparatus in a manner that ensures personal safety and the safety of others.

Circuit Builder
Circuits

EL6.2.g: Test the conductivity of a variety of solids and liquids, following a given set of procedures, to identify which materials are conductors and which are insulators, and draw conclusions about the types of materials that work best as conductors and which work best as insulators.

Circuit Builder

EL6.2.h: Explain the role of switches in electrical circuits.

Circuit Builder

EL6.2.k: Use evidence gathered through research and observation to answer questions related to the physical properties of conductors, insulators, simple circuits, and electromagnets.

Circuit Builder

EL6.3: Explain and model the properties of simple series and parallel circuits.

EL6.3.a: State the required characteristics of a simple electric circuit (e.g., a source of electrical energy, a closed path to conduct electrical energy, and a load to convert the electrical energy into another form of energy).

Circuit Builder
Circuits
Energy Conversions

EL6.3.b: Compare a variety of electrical pathways by constructing simple circuits.

Circuit Builder
Circuits

EL6.3.c: Contrast a closed circuit, open circuit, and short circuit.

Circuit Builder
Circuits

EL6.3.d: Propose questions to investigate, and practical problems to solve, related to simple series and parallel circuits (e.g., â??What happens when a light bulb is removed from a series or parallel circuit?â??, â??How can I create a simple circuit using only a battery, light bulb, and one wire?â??, â??How are light circuits in a house wired?â??).

Circuit Builder
Circuits

EL6.3.e: Construct and test various combinations of simple electric circuits to determine similarities and differences between series and parallel circuits.

Circuit Builder
Circuits

EL6.3.f: Draw electrical circuit diagrams to represent simple series and parallel circuits using appropriate symbols (e.g., battery, conductor, light bulb, motor, and switch).

Circuit Builder
Circuits

EL6.3.h: Design, construct, and troubleshoot an electrical circuit that meets one or more student-specified criteria.

Circuit Builder
Circuits

FL6: Principles of Flight

FL6.2: Investigate how the forces of thrust, drag, lift, and gravity act on living things and constructed devices that fly through the air.

FL6.2.b: Use scientific terminology appropriately (e.g., thrust, drag, lift, and gravity) when communicating ideas about the principles of flight.

Free-Fall Laboratory

FL6.2.f: Describe and represent methods for altering drag in flying devices, such as a bird spreading wings or an airplane employing flaps.

Free-Fall Laboratory

FL6.3: Design a working prototype of a flying object that meets specified performance criteria.

FL6.3.d: Select and carefully use appropriate tools in manipulating materials and in building prototypes.

Weight and Mass

FL6.3.f: Demonstrate and explain the importance of selecting appropriate processes for investigating scientific questions and solving technological problems (e.g., explain why it is important to change one variable while keeping others constant in designing and testing prototypes of flying objects).

Effect of Environment on New Life Form
Hearing: Frequency and Volume
Pendulum Clock

SS6: Our Solar System

SS6.1: Research and represent the physical characteristics of the major components of the solar system, including the sun, planets, moons, asteroids, and comets.

SS6.1.g: Create scale-distance and/or scale-size models to represent the major components of the solar system.

Solar System

SS6.2: Assess the efficacy of various methods of representing and interpreting astronomical phenomena, including phases, eclipses, and seasons.

SS6.2.d: Propose personal explanations for the causes of seasons, phases, and eclipses.

2D Eclipse
Phases of the Moon
Seasons in 3D
Seasons: Why do we have them?
Summer and Winter

SS6.2.e: Demonstrate how Earthâ??s rotation causes the day and night cycle and how Earthâ??s 23.5° tilt and revolution around the sun causes the yearly cycle of seasons.

Seasons in 3D
Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun
Seasons: Why do we have them?
Summer and Winter

SS6.2.f: Propose explanations for how the yearly cycle of seasons might differ if Earthâ??s axis were not tilted.

Seasons in 3D
Seasons: Why do we have them?
Summer and Winter

SS6.2.h: Model the relative positions of the sun, Earth, and moon to demonstrate moon phases and lunar and solar eclipses.

2D Eclipse
3D Eclipse
Phases of the Moon

SS6.2.i: Propose questions related to astronomical phenomena to investigate using models and simulations, such as â??Do other planets exhibit phases?â??, â??How would seasons on Earth differ if Earth were not tilted?â??, â??How would patterns of eclipses change if the sun, Earth, or moon were different diameters or positioned at different locations?â??.

Phases of the Moon
Seasons: Why do we have them?
Summer and Winter

Correlation last revised: 9/24/2019

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