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Human Activities and River Health

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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.

Grade 8

Science
Freshwater and Saltwater Systems

Outcomes

  • 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

  • Assess the requirements for sustaining healthy local ecosystems.
  • 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

  • Assess the potential impacts of bioaccumulation.

Manitoba

Grade 7

Science
Interactions within Ecosystems

Outcomes

  • Identify and describe positive and negative examples of human interventions that have an impact on ecological succession or the makeup of ecosystems.
  • Identify environmental, social and economic factors that should be considered in the management and preservation of ecosystems.

Grade 8

Science
Water Systems on Earth

Outcomes

  • Identify substances that may pollute water, related environmental and societal impacts of pollution, and ways to reduce or eliminate effects of pollution.

Grade 10

Science
Dynamics of Ecosystems

Outcomes

  • Describe bioaccumulation and explain its potential impact on consumers.
  • Investigate how human activities affect an ecosystem and use the decision-making process to propose a course of action to enhance its sustainability.

New Brunswick

Grade 7

Science
Life Science: Interactions within Ecosystems

Outcomes

  • Describe interactions between biotic and abiotic factors in an ecosystem.

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

  • Describe the mechanisms of bioaccumulation, and explain its potential impact on the viability and diversity of consumers at all trophic levels.
  • Explain how biodiversity of an ecosystem contributes to its sustainability.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Grade 7

Science
Life Science: Interactions within Ecosystems

Outcomes

  • Describe interactions between biotic and abiotic factors in an ecosystem.

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

  • Describe the mechanisms of bioaccumulation, and explain its potential impact on the viability and diversity of consumers at all trophic levels.
  • Explain how biodiversity of an ecosystem contributes to its sustainability.

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.

Grade 8

Science
Freshwater and Saltwater Systems

Outcomes

  • 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 7

Science
Life Science: Interactions within Ecosystems

Outcomes

  • Describe interactions between biotic and abiotic factors in an ecosystem.

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

  • Describe the mechanisms of bioaccumulation, and explain its potential impact on the viability and diversity of consumers at all trophic levels.
  • Explain how biodiversity of an ecosystem contributes to its sustainability.

Nunavut

Grade 7

Science
Interactions and Ecosystems

Outcomes

  • Investigate and describe relationships between humans and their environments, and identify related issues and scientific questions.

Grade 8

Science
Freshwater and Saltwater Systems

Outcomes

  • 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 8

Science and Technology
Understanding Earth and Space Systems: Water Systems

Overall Expectations

  • Investigate factors that affect local water quality.
  • Assess the impact of human activities and technologies on the sustainability of water resources.

Grade 9

Science
Biology: Sustainable Ecosystems

Overall Expectations

  • 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 7

Science
Life Science: Interactions within Ecosystems

Outcomes

  • Describe interactions between biotic and abiotic factors in an ecosystem.

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

  • Describe the mechanisms of bioaccumulation, and explain its potential impact on the viability and diversity of consumers at all trophic levels.
  • Explain how biodiversity of an ecosystem contributes to its sustainability.

Quebec

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 the impact of natural and human-induced changes to the characteristics and distribution of water in local, regional and national ecosystems.
  • 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

  • Describe the mechanisms of bioaccumulation and biomagnification.
  • Explain how the biodiversity of an ecosystem contributes to its sustainability.

Yukon

Grade 7

Science
Life Science: Ecosystems

Outcomes

  • Assess the requirements for sustaining healthy local ecosystems.
  • 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

  • Assess the potential impacts of bioaccumulation.