A: Scientific Investigation Skills and Career Exploration

A1: demonstrate scientific investigation skills (related to both inquiry and research) in the four areas of skills (initiating and planning, performing and recording, analysing and interpreting, and communicating);

A1.1: formulate relevant scientific questions about observed relationships, ideas, problems, or issues, make informed predictions, and/or formulate educated hypotheses to focus inquiries or research

Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
Sight vs. Sound Reactions

A1.5: conduct inquiries, controlling relevant variables, adapting or extending procedures as required, and using appropriate materials and equipment safely, accurately, and effectively, to collect observations and data

Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
Triple Beam Balance

A1.6: compile accurate data from laboratory and other sources, and organize and record the data, using appropriate formats, including tables, flow charts, graphs, and/or diagrams

Identifying Nutrients

A1.8: synthesize, analyse, interpret, and evaluate qualitative and/or quantitative data to determine whether the evidence supports or refutes the initial prediction or hypothesis and whether it is consistent with scientific theory; identify sources of bias and/or error; and suggest improvements to the inquiry to reduce the likelihood of error

Seed Germination
Evolution

A1.10: draw conclusions based on inquiry results and research findings, and justify their conclusions with reference to scientific knowledge

Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
Diffusion

A1.13: express the results of any calculations involving data accurately and precisely, to the appropriate number of decimal places and significant figures

Unit Conversions 2 - Scientific Notation and Significant Digits

B: Cellular Biology

B1: evaluate the impact of environmental factors and medical technologies on certain cellular processes that occur in the human body;

B1.1: evaluate the effectiveness of medical devices and technologies that are intended to aid cellular functions or processes (e.g., insulin infusion pump, chemotherapy)

Human Karyotyping

B2: investigate the structures and functions of cells, and the factors that influence cellular activity, using appropriate laboratory equipment and techniques;

B2.4: investigate the effects of various qualitative factors on the action of enzymes (e.g., the effect of temperature or pH on the breakdown of starch by salivary enzymes)

Enzymes

B3: demonstrate an understanding of the basic processes of cellular biology.

B3.1: describe the structures and functions of important biochemical compounds, including carbohydrates, proteins, enzymes, and lipids

Digestive System
Enzymes

B3.2: explain the roles of various organelles, including lysosomes, vacuoles, mitochondria, cell membranes, ribosomes, the endoplasmic reticulum, and Golgi bodies, in the processes of digestion, cellular respiration, and protein synthesis

Cell Energy Cycle
Paramecium Homeostasis
RNA and Protein Synthesis

B3.3: explain the chemical changes and energy transformations associated with the process of cellular respiration, and compare the reactants (i.e., glucose, oxygen) to the products (i.e., water, carbon dioxide, ATP)

Cell Energy Cycle

B3.4: explain the importance of various cellular processes in human systems (e.g., enzymes act as biological catalysts to regulate chemical processes in the cells of the digestive system)

Digestive System

C: Microbiology

C3: demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of microorganisms and the relationships that exist between them.

C3.1: describe the anatomy and morphology of various groups of microorganisms (e.g., eukaryotes, prokaryotes, viruses)

Paramecium Homeostasis
Virus Lytic Cycle

C3.4: explain the different methods of reproduction in various types of bacteria, viruses, and fungi

Virus Lytic Cycle

D: Genetics

D1: evaluate some social, ethical, and environmental implications of genetic research and related technologies;

D1.1: evaluate, on the basis of research, some of the social and ethical implications of genetic research and reproductive technologies (e.g., sex selection, harvesting umbilical cord cells)

Human Karyotyping

D2: investigate the process of meiosis, and analyse data related to the laws of heredity;

D2.1: use appropriate terminology related to genetics, including, but not limited to: spindle, haploid, diploid, heterozygous, homozygous, hemophilia, gamete, ultraviolet radiation, carcinogen, cancer, trisomy, somatic cell, and zygote

Chicken Genetics
Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium

D2.3: solve basic problems in genetics that involve monohybrid crosses, using the Punnett square method

Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium

D2.4: compile and analyse qualitative and quantitative data, through laboratory inquiry or computer simulation, on monohybrid crosses, and communicate the results (e.g., record data obtained while performing a “virtual fly” lab, and analyse the results to create a karyotype chart)

Diffusion

D3: demonstrate an understanding of the process of meiosis, and explain the role of genes in the transmission of hereditary characteristics.

D3.2: explain how the concepts of DNA, genes, chromosomes, alleles, mitosis, and meiosis account for the transmission of hereditary characteristics from generation to generation

DNA Analysis
Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
Human Karyotyping

D3.3: explain the concepts of genotype, phenotype, dominance, recessiveness, and sex linkage

Chicken Genetics
Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
Human Karyotyping

D3.4: describe some genetic disorders that are caused by chromosomal abnormalities (e.g., non-disjunction) or other genetic mutations

Human Karyotyping

E: Anatomy of Mammals

E3: demonstrate an understanding of the structure, function, and interactions of the circulatory, digestive, and respiratory systems of mammals.

E3.1: describe the anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system (including the atrium, ventricles, valves, aorta, pulmonary artery, vena cava, capillaries, veins, arteries, blood cells, and platelets), the mechanisms of blood pressure, and the function of the spleen

Circulatory System

E3.3: describe the anatomy and physiology of the digestive system (including the mouth, epiglottis, esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, and pancreas), the mechanisms of peristalsis, absorption, and mechanical and chemical digestion, and the function of the kidneys

Digestive System

E3.4: explain some of the mechanisms of interaction between a mammal’s different body systems (e.g., the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between the respiratory and circulatory systems)

Circulatory System

F: Plants in the Natural Environment

F1: analyse the roles of plants in ecosystems, and assess the impact of human activities on the balance of plants within those ecosystems;

F1.1: analyse, on the basis of research, and report on ways in which plants can be used to sustain ecosystems

Food Chain

F1.2: assess the positive and negative impact of human activities on the natural balance of plants (e.g., crop rotation, the use of fertilizers and herbicides, the introduction of new species)

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

F2: investigate some of the factors that affect plant growth;

F2.1: use appropriate terminology related to plants in the environment, including, but not limited to: xylem, phloem, chloroplast, pistil, stamen, nitrogen fixation, and tropism

Cell Energy Cycle

F2.2: investigate various techniques of plant propagation (e.g., leaf cutting, stem cutting, root cutting, seed germination, traditional Aboriginal practices)

Seed Germination

F3: demonstrate an understanding of the structure and physiology of plants and their role in the natural environment.

F3.2: explain the chemical changes and energy transformations associated with the process of photosynthesis, and compare the reactants (i.e., carbon dioxide, radiant energy, water) to the products (i.e., glucose, oxygen)

Cell Energy Cycle

Correlation last revised: 9/24/2019

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