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Habitats, Food Chains and Ecosystems

Albert Einstein said, “If there were no more bees, there would be no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, and no more man”. Learn about how healthy ecosystems are essential to the future of humanity through understanding aspects such as biodiversity, food chains, habitats, and environmental conditions.

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Grade 1

Program Features:

Students will have the opportunity to participate in a scavenger hunt where they will learn about a specific animal’s characteristics and its surrounding ecosystem. They will also create a craft that follows the theme of the programme.

Curriculum Connections

Subject: Science and Technology
Unit: Understanding Life Systems: Need and Characteristics of Living Things

  • investigate needs and characteristics of plants and animals, including humans
  • demonstrate an understanding of the basic needs and characteristics of plants and animals, including humans

Grade 2

Program Features:

Students will have the opportunity to participate in a scavenger hunt, where they will learn about a specific animal’s characteristics and its ecosystem. Students will further look at the natural homes that animals build and also have the opportunity to see man-made habitats. They will also create a craft that follows the theme of the programme.

Curriculum Connections

Subject: Science and Technology
Unit: Understanding Life Systems: Growth and Changes in Animals

  • assess ways in which animals have an impact on society and the environment, and ways in which humans have an impact upon animals and the places where they live
  • investigate similarities and differences in the characteristics of various animals
  • demonstrate an understanding that animals grow and change and have distinct characteristics

Grade 3

Program Features:

Students will have the opportunity to participate in a scavenger hunt, where they will learn about a specific animal’s characteristics and ecosystem. They will investigate various plants which are integrated into animal habitats and make connections between soil and living things. They will also create a craft that follows the theme of the programme.

Curriculum Connections

Subject: Science and Technology
Unit: Understanding Life Systems: Growth and Changes in Plants

  • assess ways in which plants have an impact on society and the environment, and ways in which human activity has an impact on plants and plant habitats
  • investigate similarities and differences in the characteristics of various plants, and ways in which the characteristics of plants relate to the environment in which they grow
  • demonstrate an understanding that plants grow and change and have distinct characteristics

Unit: Understanding Earth and Space Systems: Soils in the Environment

  • 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

Grade 4

Program Features:

On a site walk, students will be able to view different examples of ecosystems, and will be able to build their own. Students will then play a survival game in which they take on the various roles present in nature (herbivore, carnivore, producer, decomposer) and discover how they interact with each other.

Curriculum Connections

Subject: Science and Technology
Unit: Understanding Life Systems: Habitats and Communities

  • 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 relationships among the plants and animals that live in them

Grade 5

Program Features:

On their site walk, students will be able to view different examples of ecosystems and how farmers attempt to replicate them. They will then be able to try to replicate one themselves. Students will then play a survival game in which they take on the various roles present in nature (herbivore, carnivore, producer, decomposer) and discover how they interact with each other.

Curriculum Connections

Subject: Science and Technology
Unit: Understanding Earth and Space Systems: Conservation of Energy and Resources

  • analyse the immediate and long-term effects of energy and resource use on society and the environment, and evaluate options for conserving energy and resources
  • investigate energy transformation and conservation
  • demonstrate an understanding of the various forms and sources of energy and the ways in which energy can be transformed and conserved

Grade 6

Program Features:

On their site walk, students will be able to compare and contrast a natural habitat with a man-made one. Students will then play a survival game in which they take on the various roles present in nature (herbivore, carnivore, producer, decomposer) and discover how they interact with each other.

Curriculum Connections

Subject: Science and Technology
Unit: Understanding Life Systems: Biodiversity

  • assess human impacts on biodiversity, and identify ways of preserving biodiversity
  • investigate the characteristics of living things, and classify diverse organisms according to specific characteristics
  • demonstrate an understanding of biodiversity, its contributions to the stability of natural systems, and its benefits to humans

Grade 7

Program Features:

On their site walk, students will be able to view the importance of soil and the dependance plants have on it. Then, in an interactive survival game, students will better understand the roles of producers (plants), consumers (herbivores, carnivores) and decomposers (fungi, bacteria) with added “chaotic” elements to represent the unpredictability of nature.

Curriculum Connections

Subject: Science and Technology
Unit: Understanding Life Systems: Interactions in the Environment

  • assess the impacts of human activities and technologies on the environment, and evaluate ways of controlling these impacts
  • investigate interactions within the environment, and identify factors that affect the balance between different components of an ecosystem

Grade 8

Program Features:

On their site walk, students will be able to view different examples of ecosystems and how farmers attempt to replicate them. Students will learn about the importance of water to humans, plants, and animals. They will then do a pH testing activity to learn about the relationship between the pH level, water temperature, and the organisms living there. This activity will further allow students to gain knowledge about why clean water is important to maintaining healthy habitats. Then, in an interactive survival game, students will better understand the roles of producers (plants), consumers (herbivores, carnivores, omnivores) and decomposers (fungi, bacteria) with added “chaotic” elements to represent the unpredictability of nature.

Curriculum Connections

Subject: Science and Technology
Unit: Understanding Earth and Space Systems: Water Systems

  • investigate factors that affect local water quality
  • demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics of the earth’s water systems and the influence of water systems on a specific region

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