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Science K-9 curricular competencies

Grade Science K-9 big ideas Content
Kindergarten Plants and animals have observable features.

Daily and seasonal changes affect all living things.
Basic needs; features and Indigenous use of plants and animals.

Changes that living things make to accommodate seasonal changes.
Grade 1 Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment. Behavioural adaptations of animals in their local environment.
Grade 2 All living things have a lifecycle.

Water is essential to all life and cycles through the environment.
Similarities and differences between offspring and parents.

Indigenous knowledge of life cycles.

Water sources/watersheds/water cycle, water is a limited resource.
Grade 3 All life is diverse, can be grouped, and interacts in its ecosystem.

Wind, water and ice change the shape of the land.
Biodiversity and Indigenous knowledge of ecosystems.

Observable changes in the local environment caused by erosion and deposition by wind, water and ice.
Grade 4 All life is interdependent on its environment. The ways organisms in ecosystems sense and respond to their environment.
Grade 5 Humans use earth materials as natural resources.

Multicellular organisms have organ systems that enable them to survive and interact within their environment.
Basic structures and functions of body systems.

Local types of earth materials.

Indigenous concept of inter-connectedness in the environment.

The nature of sustainable practices around BC’s living and non-living resources.
Grade 6 Multicellular organisms rely on internal systems to survive, reproduce and interact with their environment.

Basic structures and functions of body systems (musculoskeletal, reproductive, hormonal, nervous).

Newton’s three laws of motion.

Force of gravity.
Grade 7 The theory of evolution by natural selection provides an explanation for the diversity and survival of living things.

The Earth and its climate have changed over geologic time.
Natural selection; survival needs and interactions between organisms.

Evidence of climate change over geological time and the recent impact of humans.
Grade 8 Cells are a basic unit of life. Characteristics of life.
Grade 9 The biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere are interconnected and matter cycles and energy flows through them. Asexual reproduction and sexual reproduction.

Sustainability of systems and Indigenous principles of interconnectedness.
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