1: Ecosystems

1.1: Diversity in Ecosystems

1.1.1: explain how a paradigm shift, with respect to environmental attitudes, can change scientific world views in understanding sustainability

1.1.1.c: define â??closed systemâ?? as a system in which only energy can pass across its borders

Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects

1.1.2: evaluate relationships that affect the biodiversity and sustainability of life within the biosphere

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors

1.1.4: explain biotic and abiotic factors that keep natural populations in equilibrium and relate this equilibrium to the resource limits of an ecosystem

1.1.4.a: define ecology, ecosystem, habitat, population, community, biodiversity

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Food Chain

1.1.4.b: define abiotic factors (include space, temperature, oxygen, light, water, inorganic and organic soil nutrients)

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors

1.1.4.c: define biotic factors (include decomposing animals, disease, predator/prey, competition)

Food Chain
Forest Ecosystem

1.1.4.g: Causes

1.1.4.g.i: loss of habitat

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors

1.1.4.h: Effects

1.1.4.h.ii: food chain collapse

Food Chain

1.2: Change and Stability in Ecosystems

1.2.1: understand that biodiversity loss due to human activity adversely affects ecosystems

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors

1.2.3: describe and apply classification systems and nomenclature with respect to trophic levels in ecosystems

1.2.3.a: define trophic level

Food Chain
Forest Ecosystem

1.2.3.b: define producer, consumer, primary consumer, secondary consumer, herbivore, carnivore and omnivore

Food Chain
Forest Ecosystem

1.2.3.c: classify organisms as producer, consumer, decomposer, herbivore, carnivore, omnivore

Food Chain
Forest Ecosystem

1.2.3.d: distinguish between food chains and food webs

Forest Ecosystem

1.2.3.e: examine the flow of energy in ecosystems using the concept of the pyramid of energy

Food Chain

1.2.3.f: explain how energy availability affects the total mass of organisms in an ecosystem

Food Chain

1.2.3.i: describe the feeding relationships within an ecosystem in terms of competition, food chains and food webs

Food Chain
Forest Ecosystem

1.2.3.j: explain how predators such as wolves play an important role in maintaining diversity in ecosystems

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
Food Chain

1.2.3.k: describe the impacts that removing a predator such as wolves can have on an ecosystem

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Food Chain

1.2.4: explain how biodiversity of an ecosystem contributes to its sustainability

1.2.4.a: demonstrate how the many interrelated food chains give a community stability and identify the conditions required for a stable self sustaining ecosystem

Food Chain

1.2.5: describe global warming and its impact on our local environment.

Greenhouse Effect
Greenhouse Effect - Metric

1.2.8: compile and organize data, using appropriate formats and data treatments to facilitate interpretation of the data

1.2.8.c: describe what is meant by the term â??climax communityâ??

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Food Chain

1.2.9: illustrate the cycling of matter through biotic and abiotic components of an ecosystem by tracking carbon, nitrogen and oxygen

1.2.9.a: describe the general process by which matter is cycled through an ecosystem

Carbon Cycle
Cell Energy Cycle

1.2.9.c: explain how photosynthesis and cellular respiration are linked

Cell Energy Cycle

1.2.9.d: explain the carbon cycle by describing the processes required to cycle from carbon storage to the atmosphere

Carbon Cycle
Cell Energy Cycle

1.2.9.h: describe the significance of global warming

Carbon Cycle
Greenhouse Effect - Metric

1.2.10: examine the change of matter in ecosystems using the concept of the cycling of matter

Carbon Cycle
Cell Energy Cycle

1.2.11: analyze the flow of energy in ecosystems using the concept of the pyramid of energy.

Food Chain

1.2.12: classify organisms as producer, consumer, decomposer, herbivore, carnivore, and omnivore.

Food Chain
Forest Ecosystem

1.2.15: plan changes to predict the effects of, and analyze the impact of external factors on an ecosystem

1.2.15.a: describe how humans have altered the carbon cycle and nitrogen cycle in ecosystems

Carbon Cycle

1.2.21: analyze the impact of external factors on the ecosystem Include:

1.2.21.b: agriculture (e.g., use of fertilizers, pesticides)

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors

1.2.21.d: weather change (e.g., global warming)

Greenhouse Effect
Greenhouse Effect - Metric

1.2.23: explain biotic and abiotic factors that keep natural populations in equilibrium

1.2.23.a: define population

Food Chain

1.2.23.f: define biotic potential, limiting factors, carrying capacity

Food Chain

1.3: Sustaining Ecosystems

1.3.1: explain why ecosystems with similar characteristic can exist in different geographical locations

1.3.1.d: discuss how abiotic factors such as light, temperature, and water affect the distribution of organisms on Earth

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors

1.3.1.f: discuss the reasons why ecosystems that share similar abiotic features also share similar animal life. Include:

1.3.1.f.ii: temperature and climate

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors

1.3.2: select and display evidence and information, from a variety of sources, to explain how external factors such as global warming or other human activities may have an impact on the distribution of biomes within Canada

Greenhouse Effect
Greenhouse Effect - Metric

2: Earth and Space Science: Weather Dynamics

2.2: Global Weather

2.2.3: use a thermometer and balance effectively and accurately for collecting data

Triple Beam Balance

2.2.5: describe benefits of weather satellite imaging and identify examples where improved data gathering has resulted in better understanding of weather systems and of forecasting

2.2.5.h: briefly describe how the following factors affect the weather and climate of a particular area:

2.2.5.h.i: latitude

Seasons Around the World

2.2.7: conduct experiments to compare the specific heats of common Earth materials and draw conclusions about the effect of solar radiation on water and land surfaces

Calorimetry Lab

2.2.14: apply and assess a global model for weather which interprets the influences of:

2.2.14.(i)a: solar energy

Seasons Around the World

2.3: Extreme Weather Events

2.3.3: analyze the interactions between the atmosphere and human activities

2.3.3.a: describe how human activities can impact global weather patterns

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors

2.3.3.b: describe the causes and impact of the greenhouse effect

Greenhouse Effect - Metric

2.3.3.c: identify how human activities may increase the number and intensity of extreme weather events

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors

Correlation last revised: 1/23/2020

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