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

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)

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.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

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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