Curriculum Achievements

 
 

Grade

Subject

Big Ideas

Curricular Competencies

(See charts below for the further breakdown of the competencies)

Content

3

Science

Wind, water and ice change the shape of the land

Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact with their ecosystems

Questioning and Predicting

Planning and Conducting

Processing and Analyzing

Evaluating

Applying and Innovating

Communicating

Biodiversity in the local environment

Observational changes in the local environment caused by erosion and deposition by wind, water, and ice

4

Science

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 things

Questioning and Predicting

Planning and Conducting

Processing and Analyzing

Evaluating

Applying and Innovating

Communicating

Sensing and responding

Biomes as large regions with similar environmental features

The effect of temperature on particle movement

5

Science

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

Questioning and Predicting

Planning and Conducting

Processing and Analyzing

Evaluating

Applying and Innovating

Communicating

The rock cycle

Types of earth materials

The nature of sustainable practices in BC

6

Science

Multicellular organisms rely on internal systems to survive, reproduce and interact with their environment

Questioning and Predicting

Planning and Conducting

Processing and Analyzing

Evaluating

Applying and Innovating

Communicating

7

Science

Evolution by natural selection provides an explanation for the diversity and survival of living things

Earth and its climate have changed over geological time

Questioning and Predicting

Planning and Conducting

Processing and Analyzing

Evaluating

Applying and Innovating

Communicating

Organisms have evolved over time

Survival needs

Natural selection

Fossil records

Evidence of climate change

8

Science

Questioning and Predicting

Planning and Conducting

Processing and Analyzing

Evaluating

Applying and Innovating

Communicating

Characteristics of life

Micro-organisms

Plate tectonics

Layers of the earth

9

Science

The biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere are interconnected, and matter cycles and energy flows through them

Questioning and Predicting

Planning and Conducting

Processing and Analyzing

Evaluating

Applying and Innovating

Communicating

Reproduction

Matter cycles

Sustainability of systems

10

Science

Energy change is required as atoms rearrange in chemical processes

Questioning and predicting

Planning and conducting Processing and analyzing information Evaluating

Applying and innovating Communicating

Local and global impacts of energy transformations from technologies.

Practical applications and implications of chemical processes

Simple and complex global food systems and how they affect food choices, including environmental, ethical, economic, and health impacts

11

Environmental Science

Human practices affect the sustainability of ecosystems

Humans can play a role in the stewardship and restoration of ecosystems

Questioning and predicting

Planning and conducting Processing and analyzing information Evaluating

Applying and innovating Communicating

Energy flow through ecosystems

Human actions and their impact on ecosystem

integrity

Resource stewardship

11

Science for Citizens

Scientific understanding enables humans to respond and adapt to changes locally and globally

Questioning and predicting

Planning and conducting Processing and analyzing information Evaluating

Applying and innovating Communicating

Beneficial scientific innovations

Human impact on Earth’s system: natural resources

and effects of climate change

Actions and decisions affecting the local and global

environment, including those of First Peoples

Evidence-based decision making through science

Personal and public health practices

11

Earth Sciences

The distribution of water has a major influence on weather and climate

Questioning and predicting

Planning and conducting Processing and analyzing information Evaluating

Applying and innovating Communicating

Influences of large bodies of water on local and global climates

The hydrologic cycle

Properties of the ocean and the ocean floor

Water as a unique resource

Evidence of climate change Effects of climate change on water sources

12

Environmental Sciences

Human actions affect the quality of water and its ability to sustain life

Human activities cause changes in the global climate system

Living sustainable supports the well-being of self, community and earth

Questioning and predicting

Planning and conducting Processing and analyzing information Evaluating

Applying and innovating Communicating

Water quality

Availability and water use impacts

Changes in climate systems

Impact of global warming

Personal choices and living sustainably







 


Curriculum Organizer
  1. One Big Ocean 

2. Ocean Shapes the Earth 3. Weather and Climate 4. Ocean made Earth Habitable 5. Ocean Supports Diversity 6. Ocean and Humans 7. Oceans are Unexplored
SCIENCE Curricular Competencies (Primary)

Questioning and Predicting

Demonstrate Curiosity and Awareness

X

X

X

X

Observe Objects and Events

X

X

X

X

Ask Simple Questions

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Planning and Conducting

Use sense to make observations

X

X

X

X

X

Safely Manipulate Materials

X

X

Make Simple Measurements

X

X

Processing and Analyzing

Experience and Interpret Local Environment

X

X

X

X

X

Recognize First Peoples Knowledge

X

X

X

X

X

Discuss Observations

X

X

X

X

Represent Observations in Simple Pictures

X

X

Applying and Innovating

Take part in caring for self and others

X

X

X

Transfer and Apply Learning

X

X

Generate New and Refined Ideas

X

X

X

Communicating

Share observations orally

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Express and Reflect on Personal Experiences

X

X

X

X

X

X


Curriculum Organizer
  1. One Big Ocean 

2. Ocean Shapes the Earth 3. Weather and Climate 4. Ocean made Earth Habitable 5. Ocean Supports Diversity 6. Ocean and Humans 7. Oceans are Unexplored
SCIENCE Curricular Competencies (Intermediate)            

Questioning and Predicting

Demonstrate Sustained Curiosity about a scientific top of personal interest

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Make Observation in familiar and unfamiliar context

X

X

X

X

X

Identify questions to answer or problems to solve through scientific inquiry  

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Make predictions about findings

X

X

X

Planning and Conducting

With support, plan appropriate investigations to answer identified questions

X

X

X

Decide on variables that should be changed and measured

X

X

Choose appropriate data to collect

X

X

X

Observe, measure and collect data, using appropriate technology and tools

X

X

X

Use equipment and materials safely, identifying risks

X

X

Processing and Analyzing

Experience and Interpret Local Environment

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Recognize First Peoples Knowledge

X

X

X

Construct and use variety of methods to represent matters or relationships in data

X

X

X

Identify patterns and connections in data

X

X

Compare data with predictions and develop explanations

X

Demonstrate openness to new ideas and alternatives

X

X

X

X

Evaluating

Evaluate fairness in tests

X

X

X

Identify sources of error

X

X

X

Suggest improvements to investigation methods

X

X

X

Identify some assumptions in secondary sources

X

Demonstration understanding and appreciation of evidence

X

X

X

X

Identify social, ethical and environmental implications of findings

X

X

X

X

X

X

Applying and Innovating

Take part in caring for self and others

X

X

Transfer and Apply Learning

X

X

Cooperatively design projects

X

X

X

Generate New and Refined Ideas

X

X

Communicating

Communicate through a variety of ways

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Express and Reflect on Personal and shared Experiences of place

X

X

X



 


Curriculum Organizer

1. One Big Ocean 

2. Ocean Shapes the Earth 3. Weather and Climate 4. Ocean made Earth Habitable 5. Ocean Supports Diversity 6. Ocean and Humans 7. Oceans are Unexplored
SCIENCE Curricular Competencies (Secondary)

Questioning and Predicting

Demonstrate Sustained Curiosity about scientific top of personal interest

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Make Observation in familiar and unfamiliar context

X

X

X

X

X

Formulate multiple hypotheses and predict multiple outcomes

X

X

X

Planning and Conducting

Collaboratively and individually plan investigation methods, both field and lab work, to collect reliable data

X

X

Assess risks and address ethical, cultural and/or environmental issues associated with proposed methods

X

X

X

Choose appropriate equipment, including digital technologyies, to accurately collect data

X

X

X

Ensure safety and ethical guideline are followed in investigations

X

X

X

X

X

Processing and Analyzing

Experience and Interpret Local Environment

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Recognize First Peoples Knowledge

X

X

X

Construct and use variety of methods to represent matters or relationships in data

X

X

X

Identify patterns and connections in data

X

X

Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent with evidence

X

X

X

X

X

Analyze cause-and-effect relationships

X

X

X

X

X

X

Evaluating

Evaluate methods and conditions, identifying sources of error or uncertainty, variables and possible alternatives

X

X

X

Describe ways to improve investigation and quality of data

X

X

X

X

Demonstrate awareness of assumptions, identify bias and question information given

X

X

Consider the changes in knowledge over time as tools and technologies developed

X

Connect scientific exploration to careers in science

X

Consider social, ethical and environmental implications of findings and investigations

X

X

X

X

X

X

Critically analyze the validity of information in secondary sources and evaluate the approaches used to solve problems

X

X

Applying and Innovating

Take part in caring for self and others

X

X

Transfer and Apply Learning to new situations

X

X

Contribute to finding solutions to problems at a local and/or global level through inquiry

X

X

Generate New and Refined Ideas

X

X

Consider the role of scientists in innovation

X

X

Communicating

Communicate through a variety of ways

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Formulate physical or mental theoretical models to describe a phenomenon

X

X

X

X

Express and Reflect on Personal and shared Experiences of place

X

X

X




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