K: Plants and animals have observable features and behaviours. Daily and seasonal changes affect all living things.
1: Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment.
Observable patterns and cycles occur in the local sky and landscape.
2: Living things have life cycles adapted to their environment. Water is essential to all living things and it cycles through the environment.
Living things are diverse, can be grouped and interact in their ecosystems.
4: All living things sense and respond to their environment.
The motions of Earth and the moon cause observable patterns that affect living and non-living systems.
5: Multicellular organisms have organ systems that enable them to survive and interact within their environment.
Earth materials change as they move through the rock cycle and can be used as natural resources.
6: Multicellular organisms rely on internal systems to survive, reproduce, and interact with their environment.
Evolution by natural selection provides an explanation for the diversity and survival of living things.
Life processes are performed at the cellular level.
The biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere are interconnected, as matter cycles and energy flows through them.
Big Idea:DNA is the basis for the diversity of living things.
10: Consumer needs and preferences inform food production and preparation. Social, ethical and sustainability considerations impact design.
11/12: Tools and technologies can be adapted for specific purposes.
11: Human practices affect the sustainability of ecosystems. Humans can play a role in stewardship and restoration of ecosystem.
12: Human actions affect the quality of water and its ability to sustain life. Human activities cause changes in the global climate system. Sustainable land use is essential to meet the needs of a growing population. Living sustainably supports the well-being of self, community and Earth.
11/12: Social justice initiatives can transform individuals and systems.
12: Social justice issues are interconnected. The causes of social injustice are complex and have lasting impacts on society.
Organ systems have complex interrelationships to maintain homeostasis.
• Physical and Health Education - Get physically active outdoors and learn about healthy food choices.
• Career Education - New experiences expand students’ career skill set and options.
• Arts Education - Learn about fibre-producing animals; felt with local wool at Poplar Flats Farm or Wheaton River Gardens.
• Core French, Français langue première ou seconde - Farm tours are available in French at Fox Ridge Farm, LendrumRoss Farm and Wheaton River Gardens.
Fox Ridge Farm, LendrumRoss Farm, et Wheaton River Gardens