MW: The Material World

MW.A: Properties

MW.A.1: Properties of matter

MW.A.1.b: Volume

MW.A.1.b.ii: Chooses the appropriate unit of measurement to express volume (e.g. 120 mL or 0.12 L or 120 cm³)

Measuring Volume

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.i: Determines the observable properties of acidic, basic or neutral solutions (e.g. reaction to litmus, reactivity with metals)

Mineral Identification

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)

Mineral Identification
pH Analysis
pH Analysis: Quad Color Indicator

MW.A.1.f: Characteristic properties

MW.A.1.f.i: Defines a characteristic property as a property that aids in the identification of a substance or group of substances

Mineral Identification

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

Mineral Identification
pH Analysis
pH Analysis: Quad Color Indicator

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.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.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.C: Organization

MW.C.1: Structure of matter

MW.C.1.b: Molecule

MW.C.1.b.i: Describes a molecule using Dalton's atomic model (combination of atoms linked by chemical bonds)

Covalent Bonds
Ionic Bonds

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 - Metric

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 - Metric
Evolution

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
Photosynthesis

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
Osmosis

LW.B.f: Photosynthesis and respiration

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

Cell Energy Cycle
Photosynthesis

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

Cell Energy Cycle
Plants and Snails
Photosynthesis

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

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.A.2.c: Types of rocks

ES.A.2.c.i: Describes the formation of three types of rock: igneous, metamorphic, sedimentary

Rock Cycle

ES.A.2.c.ii: Classifies rocks by method of formation (e.g. granite is an igneous rock, lime is a sedimentary rock, slate is a metamorphic rock)

Rock Cycle

ES.A.2.d: Minerals

ES.A.2.d.i: Names basic minerals based on their properties (e.g. colour, hardness, magnetism)

Mineral Identification

ES.A.3: Hydrosphere

ES.A.3.a: General characteristics of the hydrosphere

ES.A.3.a.ii: Describes the main interactions between the hydrosphere and the atmosphere (e.g. heat exchanges, climate regulation, meteorological phenomena)

Water Cycle

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 - Metric

ES.B.g: Water cycle

ES.B.g.i: Explains the water cycle (phase changes, energy exchanges)

Water Cycle

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

Heat Absorption
Herschel Experiment - Metric
Radiation

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)

Moonrise, Moonset, and Phases
Phases of the Moon
Refraction
Ripple Tank
Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun

ES.C.2: Solar system

ES.C.2.a: Characteristics of the solar system

ES.C.2.a.i: Compares some of the characteristics of the planets in our solar system (e.g. distances, relative size, composition)

Solar System Explorer

ES.C.2.b: Cycles of day and night

ES.C.2.b.i: Explains the alternation of day and night in terms of the Earth's rotation

Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun

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

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

Moonrise, Moonset, and Phases
Phases of the Moon

ES.C.2.d: Eclipses

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

2D 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

Measuring Volume
Triple Beam Balance

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

Triple Beam Balance

T.B.d.iv: Measures the volume of an insoluble solid using water displacement

Measuring Volume

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

Hearing: Frequency and Volume
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
Pendulum Clock
Temperature and Sex Determination - Metric

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
Time Estimation
Nitrogen Cycle

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

Diffusion
Hearing: Frequency and Volume
Seed Germination
Temperature and Sex Determination - Metric

S.B: Instrumentation B. 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

S.D: Communication strategies

S.D.1: Using different means of communication to propose explanations or solutions (e.g. oral presentation, written presentation, procedure)

Hearing: Frequency and Volume

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