Earth and Space Systems, Grade 2 (Air and Water in the Environment)
Air and water are a major part of the environment. Living things need air and water to survive. Changes to air and water affect living things and the environment. Our actions affect the quality of air and water, and its ability to sustain life.
- assess ways in which the actions of humans have an impact on the quality of air and water, and ways in which the quality of air and water has an impact on living things;
- investigate the characteristics of air and water and the visible/ invisible effects of and changes to air and/or water in the environment;
- demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which air and water are used by living things to help them meet their basic needs.
Earth and Space Systems, Grade 3 (Soil in the Environment)
Soil is made up of living and non-living things. The composition, characteristics, and condition of soil determine its capacity to sustain life. Soil is an essential source of life and nutrients for many living things. Living things, including humans, interact with soils and can cause positive or negative changes.
- assess the impact of soils on society and the environment, and of society and the environment on soils;
- investigate the composition and characteristics of different soils;
- demonstrate an understanding of the composition of soils, the types of soils, and the relationship between soils and other living things.
Life Systems, Grade 4 (Habitats and Communities)
Plants and animals are interdependent and are adapted to meet their needs from the resources available in their particular habitats. Changes to habitats (whether by nature or human means) can affect plants and animals and the relationship between them. Society relies on plants and animals
- analyse the effects of human activities on habitats and communities;
- investigate the interdependence of plants and animals within specific habitats and communities;
- demonstrate an understanding of habitats and communities and the relationship among the plants and animals that live in them
Life Systems, Grade 5 (Human Organ Systems)
Organ systems are components of a larger system (the body) and as such, work together and affect one another. Choices we make affect our organ systems and in turn, our overall health.
1. analyse the impact of human activities and technological innovations on human health;
2. demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of human body systems and interactions within and between systems.