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Workshop: Marine Ecosystems

Ontario

Grade 8

Earth and Space Systems

Understanding Basic Concepts

  • Compare the physical characteristics of salt water with those of fresh water

Grade 9

Biology
Sustainable Ecosystems

Relating Science to Technology, Society and the Environment

  • Assess the impact of a factor related to human activity that threatens the sustainability of an aquatic ecosystem

Understanding Basic Concepts

  • Compare and contrast biotic and abiotic characteristics of sustainable and unsustainable aquatic ecosystems

Grade 10

Earth and Space Science: Climate Change

Relating Science to Technology, Society and the Environment

  • Analyse current and/or potential effects of climate change on human activity and natural systems.

Grade 11

Human Impact on the Environment

Developing Skills of Investigation and Communication

  • Plan and conduct an inquiry, using appropriate technology, to compare water quality in natural and disturbed environments.

Natural Resource Science and Management

Developing Skills of Investigation and Communication

  • Identify and classify a variety of natural resources found in Canada, using appropriate classification systems.

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Workshop: Marine Ecosystems

Quebec

Secondary Cycle 1

Mathematics, Science and Technology

Competencies

  • Competency 1: Seeks answers or solutions to scientific or technological problems.
  • Competency 3: Communicates in the languages used in science and technology.

Essential Knowledges / Living Things / Matter

  • Organization of living things.

Secondary Cycle 2

Mathematics, Science and Technology

Competencies

  • Competency 1: Seeks answers or solutions to scientific or technological problems.

Essential Knowledges / The Living World / Diversity of Life Forms

  • Defines an ecosystem as the relationships between the individuals in a community and abiotic factors in the environment

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Workshop: Hot Topics for Polar Bears

Ontario

Grade 8

Science
Earth and Space Science: Water

Relating Science to Technology, Society, and the Environment

  • Analyse current and/or potential effects, both positive and negative, of climate change on human activity and natural systems.

Grade 10

Science
Earth and Space Science: Climate Change

Relating Science to Technology, Society, and the Environment

  • Analyse current and/or potential effects, both positive and negative, of climate change on human activity and natural systems.

Grade 11

Science
Environmental Science: Scientific Solutions to Contemporary Environmental Challenges

Understanding Basic Concepts

  • Identify some major contemporary environmental challenges and explain their causes and effects.

Grade 12

Science
Biology: Population Dynamics

Understanding Basic Concepts

  • Explain factors such as carrying capacity, fecundity, density, and predation that cause fluctuation in populations, and analyse the fluctuation in the population of a species of plant, wild animal, or microorganism.

Biology: Molecular Genetics

Developing Skills of Investigation and Communication

  • Analyse a simulated strand of DNA to determine the genetic code and base pairing of DNA.

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Workshop: Hot Topics for Polar Bears

Quebec

Secondary 4

The Living World: Ecology

  • Study of populations (density); dynamics of communities (biodiversity, disturbances).

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Workshop: DNA Detectives

Ontario

Grade 10

Science
Biology: Tissues, Organs, and Systems of Living Things

Developing Skills of Investigation and Communication

  • Use appropriate terminology related to cells, tissues, organs, and systems of living things.
  • Use scientific investigation skills to research health problems related to tissues, organs, or systems in humans.

Grade 11

Biology: Cellular Functions

Understanding Basic Concepts

  • Identify and describe the structure and function of important biochemical compounds, including carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids.

Biology: Genetic Continuity 

Understanding Basic Concepts

  • Explain how the concepts of DNA, genes, chromosomes, and meiosis account for the transmission of hereditary characteristics from generation to generation.

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Workshop: DNA Detectives

Quebec

Secondary Cycle 2

Mathematics, Science and Technology

Competencies

  • Competency 2: Makes the most of his/her knowledge of science and technology.

Essential Knowledges / The Living World / Cell Division

  • Demonstrate how genes and chromosomes are transmitted to future generations.

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Workshop: Tomorrow's Arctic

Ontario

Grade 11

Science
Environmental Science

Scientific Solutions to Contemporary Environmental Challenges

  • Analyse social and economic issues related to an environmental challenge, and how societal needs influence scientific endeavours related to the environment.
  • Investigate a range of perspectives that have contributed to scientific knowledge about the environment, and how scientific knowledge and procedures are applied to address contemporary environmental problems.

Natural Resource Science and Management

  • Assess the environmental impact of the harvesting and/or extraction of resources, including ways of reducing this impact, and analyse threats to the sustainability of natural resources.

Biology: University

Diversity of Living Things

  • Analyse the effects of various human activities on the diversity of living things.

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Workshop: Tomorrow's Arctic

Quebec

Secondary Cycle 2

Mathematics, Science and Technology

Competencies

  • Competency 1: Seeks answers or solutions to scientific or technological problems.

Essential Knowledges / The Earth and Space

  • Examine the Arctic biome and the influence of climate change on biodiversity in the area.
  • Develop understanding of Arctic geography and resources, and the effects of climate change on the landscape.

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