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Strand B. Life Systems

Topic 2007 Curriculum 2022 Curriculum
Topics
  • Grade 1: Needs and Characteristics of Living Things
  • Grade 2: Growth and Changes in Animals
  • Grade 3: Growth and Changes in Plants
  • Grade 4: Habitats and Communities
  • Grade 5: Human Health and Body Systems
  • Grade 6: Biodiversity
  • Grade 7: Interactions in the Environment
  • Grade 8: Cells
  • Grade 1: Needs and Characteristics of Living Things
  • Grade 2: Growth and Changes in Animals
  • Grade 3: Growth and Changes in Plants
  • Grade 4: Habitats and Communities
  • Grade 5: Human Health and Body Systems
  • Grade 6: Biodiversity
  • Grade 7: Interactions in the Environment
  • Grade 8: Cells
Relating Science and Technology to Our Changing World
  • Named Relating Science and Technology to Society and the Environment
  • Renamed Relating Science and Technology to Our Changing World

 

  • Gr. 7 A1.2 analyse the costs and benefits of selected strategies for protecting the environment

Revised expectation:

  • Gr. 7 B1.2 assess the effectiveness of various ways of mitigating the negative and enhancing the positive impact of human activities on the environment

 New expectations:

  • Gr. 3 B1.3 assess the benefits and limitations of locally grown food
  • Gr. 5 B1.3 explain how food literacy can support decisions that affect physical and mental health
  • Gr. 7 B1.3 analyse how diverse First Nations, Métis, and Inuit practices and perspectives contribute to environmental sustainability
STEM Investigation and Communication Skills
  • Integrated within the Developing Investigation and Communication Skills overall expectation
  • Restructured as STEM Investigation and Communication Skills in Strand A
  • Science and Technology concepts from the overall expectation on Developing Investigation and Communication Skills are included in Exploring and Understanding Concepts
Exploring and Understanding Concepts
  • Named Understanding Basic Concepts
  • Renamed Exploring and Understanding Concepts

New expectations:

  • Gr. 2 B2.2 describe the locomotion of various animals
  • Gr. 3 B2.7 describe various plants used for food, including those grown by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit, and identify local settings where these plants are grown or found
  • Gr. 6 B2.7 explain how climate change contributes to a loss of biodiversity, and describe the impact of this loss
  • Gr. 6 B2.8 describe the importance of biodiversity in supporting agriculture, including Indigenous agriculture around the world
  • Gr. 7 B2.8 describe how different approaches to agriculture and to harvesting food from the natural environment can impact an ecosystem, and identify strategies that can be used to maintain and/or restore balance to ecosystems
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