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
Diffusion
Seed Germination
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
Diffusion

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

Earthquakes 1 - Recording Station
Forest Ecosystem
Mineral Identification
Seasons Around the World

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

Forest Ecosystem

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

A1.11: communicate ideas, plans, procedures, results, and conclusions orally, in writing, and/or in electronic presentations, using appropriate language and a variety of formats (e.g., data tables, laboratory reports, presentations, graphic organizers, simulations, models, workplace labels)

Forest Ecosystem

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

Unit Conversions 2 - Scientific Notation and Significant Digits

B: Human Impact on the Environment

B1: analyse selected current environmental problems in terms of the role human activities have played in creating or perpetuating them, and propose possible solutions to one such problem;

B1.1: propose possible solutions, on the basis of research, to a current practical environmental problem that is caused, directly or indirectly, by human activities

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors

B1.2: analyse the risks and benefits to the environment of human recreational activities and the leisure industry

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors

B2: investigate air, soil, and water quality in natural and disturbed environments, using appropriate technology;

B2.1: use appropriate terminology relating to the environmental impact of human activity, including, but not limited to: carbon footprint, carbon neutral, biodegradable, biodiversity, carrying capacity, sustainability, and invasive and native species

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

B3: demonstrate an understanding of some of the ways in which human activities affect the environment and how the impact of those activities is measured and monitored.

B3.1: identify the basic components of soil, water, and air, and describe some of the effects of human activity on soil, water, and air quality (e.g., the effects of industrial or vehicle emissions on air quality; of chemical spills on soil quality; of chlorination on water quality)

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Pond Ecosystem

B3.2: explain the concept of the cycling of substances in ecosystems (e.g., fertilizers made from biosolids leach into ground water or run off into rivers and streams, where the chemicals are absorbed by aquatic life, which is in turn consumed by humans)

Carbon Cycle
Cell Energy Cycle

B3.5: explain the effects of human activity on an aquatic or terrestrial ecosystem (e.g., the impact of fertilizer run-off, acid precipitation, or an oil spill on an aquatic ecosystem)

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

B3.6: explain how human activities (e.g., agriculture, travel, the purchase of exotic pets, importing and exporting, releasing domesticated fish into fresh water environments, the use of live bait) have led to the introduction of invasive species, and why it is important to measure and monitor the impact of invasive species on native species

Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors

C: Human Health and the Environment

C2: investigate how different environmental factors can affect people’s health and their lifestyle choices;

C2.1: use appropriate vocabulary related to human health and the environment, including, but not limited to: smog, environmental contaminants, pathogens, inhalation, ingestion, and absorption

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors

C3: demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which environmental factors can affect human health and how their impact can be reduced.

C3.3: explain how the human body can react to exposure to a variety of environmental factors (e.g., rashes, asthma, mercury poisoning, hearing loss, diseases such as malaria and cancer)

Human Homeostasis

D: Energy Conservation

D2: investigate various methods of conserving energy and improving energy efficiency;

D2.1: use appropriate terminology related to energy conservation and consumption, including, but not limited to: conventional source, alternative source, efficiency, watt, kilowatt-hour [kWh], joule, BTU, gas meter, electric meter, thermostat, and EnerGuide

Household Energy Usage

D2.2: determine the energy consumption of their household over a given time period by reading and interpreting gas and/or electric meters, calculate the cost of consumption (e.g., the number of kWh × cost per kWh, cubic meters of gas × cost per cubic meter), and suggest ways in which the household could conserve energy

Household Energy Usage

E: Natural Resource Science and Management

E2: investigate methods scientists use to classify and monitor natural resources, and conduct investigations using those methods;

E2.1: use appropriate terminology related to natural resources and resource management, including, but not limited to: population, bioamplification, sampling size, sustainability, ore, mineral, tailings, and succession

Food Chain

E3: demonstrate an understanding of the sustainable use of resources and its relationship to the biodiversity and sustainability of ecosystems.

E3.5: explain the importance of biodiversity to the sustainability of life within an ecosystem (e.g., variability among biotic and abiotic factors within an ecosystem decreases the chance that any organism within that ecosystem will become extinct)

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

E3.6: describe some methods that scientists use to monitor biodiversity in aquatic and terrestrial environments (e.g., field data collection, aerial and satellite imagery)

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

Correlation last revised: 9/24/2019

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