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The Invaders


An Asian long-horned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis).

Provinces and Territories

Alberta

Grade 7

Science
Interactions and Ecosystems
Outcomes

  • Investigate and describe relationships between humans and their environments, and identify related issues and scientific questions.
  • Describe the relationships among knowledge, decisions and actions in maintaining life-supporting environments.

Grade 8

Science
Freshwater and Saltwater Systems
Outcomes

  • Analyze factors affecting productivity and species distribution in marine and freshwater environments.
  • Analyze human impacts on aquatic systems, and identify the roles of science and technology in addressing related questions, problems and issues.

Grade 9

Science
Biological Diversity
Outcomes

  • Identify impacts of human action on species survival and variation within species, and analyze related issues for personal and public decision making.

British Columbia

Grade 7

Science
Life Science: Ecosystems
Outcomes

  • Evaluate human impacts on local ecosystems.

Grade 8

Science
Earth and Space Science: Water Systems on Earth
Outcomes

  • Describe factors that affect productivity and species distribution in aquatic environments.

Grade 10

Science
Life Science: Sustainability of Ecosystems
Outcomes

  • Explain various ways in which natural populations are altered or kept in equilibrium.

Manitoba

Grade 7

Science
Interactions within Ecosystems
Outcomes

  • Use appropriate vocabulary related to their investigations of interactions within ecosystems.
  • Identify and describe positive and negative examples of human interventions that have an impact on ecological succession or the makeup of ecosystems.

Grade 10

Science
Dynamics of Ecosystems
Outcomes

  • Describe potential consequences of introducing new species and species extinction on an ecosystem.

New Brunswick

Grade 8

Science
Earth and Space Science: Water Systems on Earth
Outcomes

  • Analyze factors that affect productivity and species distribution in marine and freshwater environments.

Grade 10

Science
Life Science: Sustainability of Ecosystems
Outcomes

  • Analyse the impact of external factors on an ecosystem.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Grade 8

Science
Earth and Space Science: Water Systems on Earth
Outcomes

  • Analyze factors that affect productivity and species distribution in marine and fresh water environments.

Grade 10

Science
Life Science: Sustainability of Ecosystems
Outcomes

  • Analyse the impact of external factors on an ecosystem.

Northwest Territories

Grade 7

Science
Interactions and Ecosystems
Outcomes

  • Investigate and describe relationships between humans and their environments, and identify related issues and scientific questions.
  • Describe the relationships among knowledge, decisions and actions in maintaining life-supporting environments.

Grade 8

Science
Freshwater and Saltwater Systems
Outcomes

  • Analyze factors affecting productivity and species distribution in marine and freshwater environments.
  • Analyze human impacts on aquatic systems, and identify the roles of science and technology in addressing related questions, problems and issues.

Grade 9

Science
Biological Diversity
Outcomes

  • Identify impacts of human action on species survival and variation within species, and analyze related issues for personal and public decision making.

Nova Scotia

Grade 8

Science
Earth and Space Science: Water Systems on Earth
Outcomes

  • Analyze factors that affect productivity and species distribution in marine and freshwater environments.

Grade 10

Science
Life Science: Sustainability of Ecosystems
Outcomes

  • Analyse the impact of external factors on an ecosystem.

Nunavut

Grade 7

Science
Interactions and Ecosystems
Outcomes

  • Investigate and describe relationships between humans and their environments, and identify related issues and scientific questions.
  • Describe the relationships among knowledge, decisions and actions in maintaining life-supporting environments.

Grade 8

Science
Freshwater and Saltwater Systems
Outcomes

  • Analyze factors affecting productivity and species distribution in marine and freshwater environments.
  • Analyze human impacts on aquatic systems, and identify the roles of science and technology in addressing related questions, problems and issues.

Grade 9

Science
Biological Diversity
Outcomes

  • Identify impacts of human action on species survival and variation within species, and analyze related issues for personal and public decision making.

Ontario

Grade 7

Science and Technology
Understanding Life Systems: Interactions in the Environment
Overall Expectations

  • Assess the impacts of human activities and technologies on the environment, and evaluate ways of controlling these impacts.

Grade 9

Science
Biology: Sustainable Ecosystems
Overall Expectations

  • Assess the impact of human activities on the sustainability of terrestrial and/or aquatic ecosystems, and evaluate the effectiveness of courses of action intended to remedy or mitigate negative impacts.
  • Investigate factors related to human activity that affect terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and explain how they affect the sustainability of these ecosystems.

Prince Edward Island

Grade 8

Science
Earth and Space Science: Water Systems on Earth
Outcomes

  • Analyze factors that affect productivity and species distribution in marine and freshwater environments.

Grade 10

Science
Life Science: Sustainability of Ecosystems
Outcomes

  • Analyse the impact of external factors on an ecosystem.

Quebec

Secondary Cycle 1

Science and Technology
The Living World—Diversity of Life Form

Secondary Cycle 2

Science and Technology
The Living World—Ecology

Saskatchewan

Grade 7

Science
Life Science: Interactions within Ecosystems
Outcomes

  • Analyze how ecosystems change in response to natural and human influences, and propose actions to reduce the impact of human behaviour on a specific ecosystem.

Grade 8

Science
Earth and Space Science: Water Systems on Earth
Outcomes

  • Analyze natural factors and human practices that affect productivity and species distribution in marine and freshwater environments.

Grade 10

Science
Life Science: Sustainability of Ecosystems
Examine Biodiversity within Local Ecosystems
Outcomes

  • Examine the impact of invasive species on an ecosystem.

Yukon

Grade 7

Science
Life Science: Ecosystems
Outcomes

  • Evaluate human impacts on local ecosystems.

Grade 8

Science
Earth and Space Science: Water Systems on Earth
Outcomes

  • Describe factors that affect productivity and species distribution in aquatic environments.

Grade 10

Science
Life Science: Sustainability of Ecosystems
Outcomes

  • Explain various ways in which natural populations are altered or kept in equilibrium.