1: Introduction to Biology

1.1: Understand the nature of the study of biology.

1.1.3: Appreciate the nature of scientific investigations and the findings of science.


1.3: Explain the importance of theory in biology.

1.3.5: Examine the principles of natural selection as identified by Darwin and Wallace.

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection
 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

2: Ecological Organization

2.1: Explain how the interactions among the soil, climate, and living organisms produce the ecosystems which can be observed.

2.1.10: Discuss the following cycles and attempt to illustrate their interrelationship: water, carbon dioxide-oxygen, nitrogen.

 Carbon Cycle

2.2: Analyze a variety of ecosystems.

2.2.1: Understand the concept of niche and habitat.

 Forest Ecosystem

2.2.2: Identify the biotic and abiotic components and interactions in the ecosystems observed.

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Food Chain

2.3: Describe life in past ecosystems.

2.3.3: Investigate the role of humans in creating and sustaining conditions which alter the rate of ecological change.

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

2.4: Explain how populations are counted.

2.4.1: Recall the criteria which define a population.

 Food Chain

2.5: Analyze population changes.

2.5.3: Compare cyclic populations and stable populations.

 Food Chain

2.6: Recognize ecological sequencing.

2.6.3: Draw a climatogram and discuss temperature and moisture as major determiners of a specific ecological area.

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors

3: The Diversity of Life

3.1: Describe the principles of classification.

3.1.3: Understand the system of binomial nomenclature. (Discuss the 7 major classification units which include Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, and Species and their associated relationships.)

 Dichotomous Keys
 Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

3.1.4: Use dichotomous keys to help identify organisms. (One could demonstrate that a key locates actual organisms just as binomial nomenclature and the species level identifies actual organisms.)

 Dichotomous Keys

3.2: Recognize the role of monera, protists, and fungi in the ecosystem.

3.2.1: Describe viral structure and activity.

 Virus Lytic Cycle

3.2.8: Collect, culture, and observe a variety of protists.

 Paramecium Homeostasis

3.4: Recognize the diversity of animals.

3.4.3: Describe the habitat and niche of animals native to Saskatchewan.

 Forest Ecosystem

4: Agricultural Botany of Saskatchewan

4.1: Recognize the various biological processes associated with plant systems.

4.1.2: Describe the processes of pollen production, fertilization and seed formation of plants.

 Seed Germination

4.1.3: Describe the means by which solutions are transported through plants.


4.2: Appreciate the relation of Saskatchewan's biogeographical regions and agricultural activity.

4.2.3: Discuss the reasons and issues associated with various land uses and crop diversity.

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors

Correlation last revised: 4/4/2018

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