B: Scientific Solutions to Contemporary Environmental Challenges

B.3: demonstrate an understanding of major contemporary environmental challenges and how we acquire knowledge about them.

B.3.1: identify some major contemporary environmental challenges (e.g., global warming, acid precipitation), and explain their causes (e.g., deforestation, carbon and sulfur emissions) and effects (e.g., desertification, the creation of environmental refugees, the destruction of aquatic and terrestrial habitats)

Greenhouse Effect

C: Human Health and the Environment

C.2: investigate environmental factors that can affect human health, and analyse related data;

C.2.3: investigate, through laboratory inquiry or field study, water samples from natural and disturbed environments (e.g., tap water; pond, river, or lake water from disturbed and undisturbed areas; water from an outdoor pool), and analyse the resulting data

Pond Ecosystem

D: Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry

D.3: demonstrate an understanding of conditions required for plant growth and of a variety of environmentally sustainable practices that can be used to promote growth.

D.3.2: describe the basic requirements for plant growth (e.g., growing medium, light, moisture, nutrients)

Growing Plants
Measuring Trees

F: Conservation of Energy

F.2: investigate various methods of conserving energy and improving energy efficiency;

F.2.1: use appropriate terminology related to energy conservation, including, but not limited to: renewable resource, non-renewable resource, and R-value

Energy Conversions

F.2.2: investigate energy consumption and costs in their household over a given period of time, and suggest ways in which their household could conserve energy

Household Energy Usage

F.2.5: plan and conduct an inquiry to evaluate the effectiveness of various insulation materials and/or techniques (e.g., straw, foam, fibreglass, blown cellulose)

Conduction and Convection

F.3: demonstrate an understanding of energy production, consumption, and conservation with respect to a variety of renewable and non-renewable sources.

F.3.3: explain the basic principles and characteristics of various types of renewable (e.g., tidal, geothermal, solar, wind) and non-renewable (e.g., coal, oil, gas) energy production and their impact on the environment

Energy Conversions

Correlation last revised: 8/18/2015

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