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Measuring Biodiversity

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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 9

Science
Biological Diversity

Outcomes

  • Investigate and interpret diversity among species and within species, and describe how diversity contributes to species survival.
  • 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

  • Analyze the roles of organisms as part of interconnected food webs, populations, communities and ecosystems.
  • Assess the requirements for sustaining healthy local ecosystems.

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

  • Identify environmental, social and economic factors that should be considered in the management and preservation of ecosystems.

Grade 10

Science
Dynamics of Ecosystems

Outcomes

  • Explain how the biodiversity of an ecosystem contributes to its sustainability.

New Brunswick

Grade 7

Life Science
Interactions and Ecosystems

Outcomes

  • Explain how biological classification takes into account the diversity of life on Earth.

Grade 10

Life Science
Sustainability of Ecosystems

Outcomes

  • Explain how biodiversity of an ecosystem contributes to its sustainability.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Grade 7

Life Science
Interactions within Ecosystems

Outcomes

  • Explain how biological classification takes into account the diversity of life on Earth.

Grade 10

Life Science
Sustainability of Ecosystems

Outcomes

  • Explain how biodiversity of an ecosystem contributes to its sustainability.

Northwest Territories

Grade 7

Life Science
Interactions and Ecosystems

Outcomes

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

Grade 9

Life Science
Biological Diversity

Outcomes

  • Investigate and interpret diversity among species and within species, and describe how diversity contributes to species survival.
  • 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

Life Science
Interactions within Ecosystems

Outcomes

  • Explain how biological classification takes into account the diversity of life on Earth.

Grade 10

Life Science
Sustainability of Ecosystems

Outcomes

  • Explain how biodiversity of an ecosystem contributes to its sustainability.

Nunavut

Grade 7

Life Science
Interactions and Ecosystems

Outcomes

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

Grade 9

Life Science
Biological Diversity

Outcomes

  • Investigate and interpret diversity among species and within species, and describe how diversity contributes to species survival.
  • 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

Life Science
Interactions in the Environment

Overall Expectations

  • Investigate interactions within the environment, and identify factors that affect the balance between different components of an ecosystem.

Grade 9

Biology
Sustainable Ecosystems

Overall Expectations

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the dynamic nature of ecosystems, particularly in terms of ecological balance and the impact of human activity on the sustainability of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

Prince Edward Island

Grade 7

Life Science
Interactions within Ecosystems

Outcomes

  • Explain how biological classification takes into account the diversity of life on Earth.

Grade 10

Life Science
Sustainability of Ecosystems

Outcomes

  • Explain how biodiversity of an ecosystem contributes to its sustainability.

Quebec

Secondary Cycle 1

Science and Technology
The Living World—Diversity of Life Forms

Secondary Cycle 2

Science and Technology
The Living World—Ecology

Saskatchewan

Grade 7

Life Science
Interactions within Ecosystems

Outcomes

  • Observe, illustrate and analyze living organisms within local ecosystems as part of interconnected food webs, populations, and communities.

Grade 10

Life Science
Sustainability of Ecosystems

Outcomes

  • Explain how the biodiversity of an ecosystem contributes to its sustainability.
  • Describe and apply classification systems and identify key ecological terms used in the environmental sciences.

Yukon

Grade 7

Life Science
Ecosystems

Outcomes

  • Analyze the roles of organisms as part of interconnected food webs, populations, communities and ecosystems.
  • Assess the requirements for sustaining healthy local ecosystems.

Grade 10

Life Science
Sustainability of Ecosystems

Outcomes

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