MW: The Material World

MW.A: Properties

MW.A.1: Properties of matter

MW.A.1.c: Temperature

MW.A.1.c.i: Describes the effect of heat on the degree of agitation of particles

 Temperature and Particle Motion

MW.A.1.c.ii: Defines temperature as a measurement of the degree of agitation of particles

 Temperature and Particle Motion

MW.A.1.d: States of matter

MW.A.1.d.i: Names the different phase changes of matter (vaporization, condensation, freezing, melting, deposition, sublimation)

 Freezing Point of Salt Water
 Phase Changes

MW.A.1.e: Acidity/alkalinity

MW.A.1.e.ii: Determines the acidity or alkalinity of common substances (e.g. water, lemon juice, vinegar, soft drinks, milk of magnesia, cleaners)

 pH Analysis
 pH Analysis: Quad Color Indicator

MW.A.1.f: Characteristic properties

MW.A.1.f.ii: Identifies groups of substances based on their common characteristic properties (e.g. acids turn litmus red)

 pH Analysis
 pH Analysis: Quad Color Indicator

MW.A.2: Characteristic physical properties

MW.A.2.c: Density

MW.A.2.c.i: Explains the concept of density

 Density Experiment: Slice and Dice
 Density Laboratory

MW.A.2.c.ii: Determines the density of different substances

 Density Laboratory

MW.A.2.c.iii: Identifies liquid and solid substances by their density using a reference document

 Density Laboratory

MW.B: Changes

MW.B.1: Changes in matter

MW.B.1.a: Conservation of matter

MW.B.1.a.i: Demonstrates that matter is conserved during a chemical change (e.g. conservation of mass in a precipitation reaction)

 Chemical Changes
 Chemical Equations

MW.B.1.e: Particle model

MW.B.1.e.i: Defines the particle model as a means of representing the behaviour of matter

 Temperature and Particle Motion

MW.B.2: Physical changes

MW.B.2.a: Physical changes

MW.B.2.a.i: Describes the characteristics of a physical change (e.g. substance retains its properties, molecules remain intact)

 Density Experiment: Slice and Dice

MW.B.2.a.ii: Recognizes different physical changes (e.g. phase changes, preparation or separation of a mixture)

 Density Experiment: Slice and Dice
 Phase Changes

MW.B.2.a.iii: Describes a few physical changes (e.g. dissolution, dilution, phase changes)

 Phase Changes

MW.B.3: Chemical changes

MW.B.3.a: Chemical changes

MW.B.3.a.i: Describes the indicators of a chemical change (formation of a precipitate, effervescence, colour change, heat, light)

 Chemical Changes

MW.B.3.a.ii: Explains a chemical change based on the changes in the properties of the substances involved

 Chemical Changes

MW.B.3.a.iii: Names different types of chemical changes (e.g. decomposition, oxidation)

 Chemical Changes
 Chemical Equations

MW.B.3.a.iv: Names chemical changes that occur in the human body (e.g. respiration, digestion)

 Digestive System

MW.B.4: Transformation of energy

MW.B.4.a: Forms of energy

MW.B.4.a.i: Describes different forms of energy (chemical, thermal, mechanical, radiation)

 Energy Conversion in a System
 Energy of a Pendulum
 Herschel Experiment
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
 Roller Coaster Physics

MW.C: Organization

MW.C.b: Molecule

MW.C.b.i: Describes a molecule using Dalton's atomic model (combination of atoms linked by chemical bonds)

 Covalent Bonds
 Ionic Bonds

MW.E: Waves

MW.E.a: Frequency

MW.E.a.i: Defines the frequency of a wave as the number of cycles per second (Hz)

 Longitudinal Waves
 Refraction
 Ripple Tank

MW.E.a.ii: Associates the frequency of a sound wave with the pitch of the sound (e.g. a low-frequency wave produces a low-pitched sound)

 Longitudinal Waves

MW.E.c: Amplitude

MW.E.c.i: Defines the amplitude of a sound wave as the loudness of the sound

 Longitudinal Waves

MW.E.e: Electromagnetic spectrum

MW.E.e.i: Locates different areas on the electromagnetic spectrum (e.g. radio waves, visible light, X-rays)

 Herschel Experiment

MW.E.g: Focal point of a lens

MW.E.g.i: Determines the focal point of concave and convex lenses

 Ray Tracing (Lenses)

MW.E.g.ii: Describes the relationship between the focal point of a lens and the degree of deviation of light rays in different situations (e.g. accommodation of the crystalline lens, choice of corrective lenses)

 Ray Tracing (Lenses)

LW: The Living World

LW.A: Diversity of life forms

LW.A.1: Ecology

LW.A.1.c: Species

LW.A.1.c.i: Names the characteristics that define a species (common physical characteristics; natural, viable and fertile reproduction)

 Dichotomous Keys

LW.A.1.d: Population

LW.A.1.d.i: Distinguishes between a population and a species

 Food Chain
 Rabbit Population by Season

LW.A.1.d.ii: Calculates the number of individuals of a species in a given territory

 Food Chain
 Rabbit Population by Season

LW.A.2: Diversity of life forms

LW.A.2.a: Physical and behavioural adaptation

LW.A.2.a.i: Describes physical adaptations that enable animals and plants to improve their chances of survival (e.g. coat colour matched to the environment, shape of leaves)

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

LW.A.2.b: Evolution

LW.A.2.b.i: Describes the stages in the evolution of living organisms

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection

LW.A.2.b.ii: Explains the natural selection process

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

LW.A.2.c: Taxonomy

LW.A.2.c.ii: Identifies a species using a taxonomic key

 Dichotomous Keys

LW.A.2.d: Genes and chromosomes

LW.A.2.d.i: Locates chromosomes in the cell

 Human Karyotyping

LW.A.2.d.ii: Defines a gene as part of a chromosome

 Human Karyotyping

LW.A.2.d.iii: Describes the role of genes (transmission of hereditary characteristics)

 Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
 Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
 Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)

LW.B: Life-sustaining processes

LW.B.a: Characteristics of living things

LW.B.a.i: Describes certain characteristics common to all living things (nutrition, relationships, adaptation, reproduction)

 Dichotomous Keys

LW.B.b: Plant and animal cells

LW.B.b.ii: Names vital functions carried out by cells

 Cell Structure
 Paramecium Homeostasis

LW.B.b.iii: Distinguishes between animal and plant cells

 Cell Structure

LW.B.d: Inputs and outputs (energy, nutrients, waste)

LW.B.d.i: Names cellular inputs

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Cell Structure

LW.B.d.ii: Names cellular outputs

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Cell Structure

LW.B.e: Osmosis and diffusion

LW.B.e.i: Distinguishes between osmosis and diffusion

 Osmosis

LW.B.f: Photosynthesis and respiration

LW.B.f.i: Names the inputs and outputs involved in photosynthesis

 Cell Energy Cycle

LW.B.f.iii: Names the inputs and outputs involved in respiration

 Cell Energy Cycle

LW.C: Systems

LW.C.1: Digestive system

LW.C.1.a: Digestive tract

LW.C.1.a.i: Names the main parts of the digestive tract (mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, anus)

 Digestive System

LW.C.1.a.ii: Explains the role of the digestive tract (decomposition of food, absorption of nutrients and water, elimination of waste)

 Digestive System

LW.C.1.a.iii: Describes the functions of the main organs that make up the digestive tract (mouth, stomach, small intestine, large intestine)

 Digestive System

LW.C.1.b: Digestive glands

LW.C.1.b.i: Names the main digestive glands (salivary glands, gastric glands, pancreas, liver, intestinal glands)

 Digestive System

LW.C.1.b.ii: Describes the function of the main digestive glands (e.g. secretion of saliva, gastric enzymes, digestive juices, bile)

 Digestive System

LW.C.1.d: Energy value of different foods

LW.C.1.d.i: Evaluates the energy and nutritional value of different foods

 Food Chain

LW.C.2: Respiratory and circulatory and systems

LW.C.2.b: Functions of blood constituents

LW.C.2.b.i: Describes the main function of plasma (transportation of the blood's soluble and formed elements)

 Circulatory System

LW.C.2.d: Circulatory system

LW.C.2.d.i: Names the main parts of the circulatory system (heart, types of blood vessels, pulmonary and systemic circulation)

 Circulatory System

LW.C.2.d.ii: Explains the role of the circulatory system (transportation and exchange of gases, nutrients and waste)

 Circulatory System

LW.C.2.d.iii: Describes the function of the main parts of the circulatory system (heart, arteries and veins, capillaries)

 Circulatory System

LW.D: Survival of species

LW.D.1: Reproduction

LW.D.1.b: Reproductive mechanisms in plants

LW.D.1.b.ii: Describes the sexual reproductive mechanism in plants (flowering plants)

 Pollination: Flower to Fruit

LW.D.1.i: Contraception

LW.D.1.i.ii: Describes the advantages and disadvantages of different contraceptive methods

 Pollination: Flower to Fruit

LW.D.2: Cell division

LW.D.2.a: Mitosis

LW.D.2.a.i: Describes the functions of mitosis (reproduction, growth, regeneration)

 Cell Division

LW.D.1.b.iii: Ejaculation

LW.D.1.b.iii.1: Explains the function of ejaculation in reproduction

 Pollination: Flower to Fruit

ES: The Earth and Space

ES.A: Characteristics of the Earth

ES.A.2: Lithosphere

ES.A.2.a: General characteristics of the lithosphere

ES.A.2.a.ii: Describes the main relationships between the lithosphere and human activity (e.g. survival, agriculture, mining, land-use planning)

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Pond Ecosystem

ES.B: Geological and geophysical phenomena

ES.B.a: Tectonic plate

ES.B.a.i: Describes the main elements of the theory of tectonic plates (e.g. plate, subduction zone, mid-oceanic ridge)

 Plate Tectonics

ES.B.b: Orogenesis

ES.B.b.i: Describes the formation of mountains, folding and breaks (tectonic plate movements)

 Plate Tectonics

ES.B.c: Volcano

ES.B.c.i: Describes a volcanic eruption

 Plate Tectonics

ES.B.c.ii: Describes the geographical distribution of volcanoes

 Plate Tectonics

ES.B.d: Earthquake

ES.B.d.i: Describes the processes that cause earthquakes (e.g. tectonic plate movements, slides)

 Earthquakes 1 - Recording Station
 Plate Tectonics

ES.B.f: Winds

ES.B.f.i: Names the main factors responsible for wind (e.g. convection movements, movement of air masses)

 Coastal Winds and Clouds

ES.B.h: Natural energy sources

ES.B.h.i: Describes the role of solar energy as a natural energy source (e.g. wind, tornadoes, hurricanes, storms)

 Seasons Around the World

ES.C: Astronomical phenomena

ES.C.1: Concepts related to astronomy

ES.C.1.c: Light

ES.C.1.c.i: Defines light as a form of radiant energy

 Herschel Experiment

ES.C.1.c.ii: Describes properties of light (propagation in a straight line, diffuse reflection by surfaces)

 Refraction
 Ripple Tank

ES.C.1.c.iii: Explains different phenomena using the properties of light (cycles of day and night, seasons, phases of the Moon, eclipses)

 Refraction
 Ripple Tank

ES.C.2: Solar system

ES.C.2.c: Phases of the Moon

ES.C.2.c.i: Explains the phases of the lunar cycle

 Phases of the Moon

ES.C.2.d: Eclipses

ES.C.2.d.i: Explains a lunar or solar eclipse

 3D Eclipse

ES.C.2.e: Seasons

ES.C.2.e.i: Explains the phenomenon of seasons in terms of the position of the Earth with respect to the Sun (tilt, revolution)

 Seasons Around the World
 Seasons in 3D
 Seasons: Why do we have them?

T: Techniques

T.B: Science

T.B.d: Using measuring instruments

T.B.d.i: Adopts the appropriate position for reading an instrument

 Triple Beam Balance

T.B.d.ii: Measures the mass of a substance using a balance

 Triple Beam Balance

T.B.d.vi: Uses measuring instruments appropriately (e.g. ammeter, volumetric flask)

 Triple Beam Balance

S: Strategies

S.A: Exploration strategies

S.A.3: Referring to similar problems that have already been solved

 Estimating Population Size

S.A.4: Becoming aware of his or her previous representations

 Estimating Population Size

S.A.6: Formulating questions

 Pendulum Clock
 Sight vs. Sound Reactions

S.A.7: Putting forward hypotheses (e.g. individually, in teams, as a class)

 Pendulum Clock

S.A.8: Exploring various ways of solving the problem

 Estimating Population Size

S.A.9: Anticipating the results of his or her approach

 Effect of Environment on New Life Form
 Effect of Temperature on Gender
 Pendulum Clock

S.A.12: Examining his or her mistakes in order to identify their source

 Effect of Environment on New Life Form
 Pendulum Clock

S.A.13: Using different types of reasoning (e.g. induction, deduction, inference, comparison, classification)

 Pendulum Clock

S.A.14: Using empirical approaches (e.g. trial and error, analysis, exploration using one's senses)

 Effect of Environment on New Life Form
 Pendulum Clock

S.A.15: Ensuring that the procedure is appropriate and safe and making the necessary adjustments

 Diffusion
 Effect of Temperature on Gender
 Seed Germination

S.B: Instrumentation strategies

S.B.3: Using technical design to illustrate a solution (e.g. diagrams, sketches, technical drawings)

 Trebuchet

S.B.4: Using different tools for recording information (e.g. diagrams, notes, graphs, procedures, logbook)

 Seasons Around the World
 Triple Beam Balance

S.C: Analytical strategies

S.C.2: Dividing a complex problem into simpler subproblems

 Estimating Population Size

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