School group presentations to all grades will make curriculum connections to:
- reading and writing skills
- building scientific literacy
- exploring culture and community
- appreciating multiple points of view
- developing geographic and historical-thinking skills
- maintaining a sense of wonder about the world around us
- exploring, analyzing, and appreciating science and environmental relationships.
Presentations may additionally make these curriculum connections:
Kindergarten: sharing personal stories, culture, and community.
Grade 1: needs of plants/animals, seasonal changes.
Grade 2: communities in Canada from the past, small crawling/flying animals.
Grade 3: communities in the world, soils have different compositions.
Grade 4: Aboriginal peoples, plant life, ecology, science and technology.
Grade 5: wetland ecosystems, Aboriginal stories, cultural heritage, latitude/longitude, geography, using directions to locate places on maps/globes.
Grade 6: ancient Athens, sky science, trees/forests, science and technology.
Grade 7: planet Earth, plants for food and fiber, trees as natural structures.
Grade 8: fresh and saltwater systems.
Grade 9: space exploration, biological diversity.
Grade 10: Earth’s climate, Earth/space science, ecosystems, application of scientific knowledge to the mutual benefit of self, society, and the environment.
Biology 20-30: how science and technology are developed to meet societal needs and expand human capability, forest destruction, Earth/space science, ecosystems, interest in science and technology topics not directly related to formal studies.
Chemistry 20-30: scientific literacy, Earth/space science, communication etiquette, appreciation of the cultural diversity and achievements of Aboriginal peoples.
Physics 20-30: science and its relationship to technologies and society, scientific literacy, contributions of Aboriginal peoples to understanding the natural world, Earth/space science, environmental context, science and technology, communication.