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 - 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 - 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 - 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: 9/24/2019

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