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.
1. assess the impact of soils on society and the environment, and of society and the environment on soils;
2. investigate the composition and characteristics of different soils;
3. demonstrate an understanding of the composition of soils, the types of soils, and the relationship between soils and other living things.
Earth and Space Systems, Grade 4 (Rocks and Minerals)
Rocks and minerals have unique characteristics and properties that are a result of how they were formed. The properties of rocks and minerals determine society’s possible uses for them. Our use of rocks and minerals affects the environment.
1. assess the social and environmental impacts of human uses of rocks and minerals;
2. investigate, test, and compare the physical properties of rocks and minerals
3. demonstrate an understanding of the physical properties of rocks and minerals.