The Big Picture…on Biodiversity and Climate Change
The Big Picture program has been developed for Grade 9 and 10 Academic and Applied Science students in Ontario, and in particular for students taking the Climate Change Unit in Grade 10. Program elements include:
- Exploring and sharing how students and others value, use and impact local ecosystems
- Examining connections between biodiversity, climate change, and human health and well-being
- Enjoying a local ecosystem in a low-impact manner
- Taking seasonally appropriate action to mitigate against impacts
The program is designed to be used in a natural area, and is best modified to fit a particular site by teachers in partnership with on-site educators. Teachers with a good grounding in ecology and biodiversity may be able to adapt the program on their own. Many of the resources can also be used independently to get a better grounding in the issues related to biodiversity and climate change.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Skill level Grade 9 & 10
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes
Science, Grade 10 – Academic (SNC2D)
D. Earth and Space Science: Climate Change - D1. analyse some of the effects of climate change around the world, and assess the effectiveness of initiatives that attempt to address the issue of climate change | D2. investigate various natural and human factors that influence Earth’s climate and climate change | D3. demonstrate an understanding of natural and human factors, including the greenhouse effect, that influence Earth’s climate and contribute to climate change. | D1. Relating Science to Technology, Society, and the Environment
Science, Grade 10 – Applied (SNC2P)
D. Earth and Space Science: Climate Change - D1. analyse effects of human activity on climate change, and effects of climate change on living things and natural systems | D2. investigate various natural and human factors that have an impact on climate change and global warming | D3. demonstrate an understanding of various natural and human factors that contribute to climate change and global warming.
Science, Grade 9 – Academic (SNC1D)
B. Biology: Sustainable Ecosystems - B1. Assess the impact of human activities on the sustainability of terrestrial and/or aquatic ecosystems, and evaluate the effectiveness of courses of action intended to remedy or mitigate negative impacts | B2. Investigate factors related to human activity that affect terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and explain how they affect the sustainability of these ecosystems | B3. Demonstrate an understanding of the dynamic nature of ecosystems, particularly in terms of ecological balance and the impact of human activity on the sustainability of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
Science, Grade 9 – Applied (SNC1P)
B. Biology: Sustainable Ecosystems - B1. Analyse the impact of human activity on terrestrial or aquatic ecosystems, and assess the effectiveness of selected initiatives related to environmental sustainability | B2. Investigate some factors related to human activity that affect terrestrial or aquatic ecosystems, and describe the consequences that these factors have for the sustainability of these ecosystems | B3. Demonstrate an understanding of characteristics of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, the interdependence within and between ecosystems, and the impact humans have on the sustainability of these ecosystems.