Diversity within Ecosystems

  • Grades 6-7
  • Located on Flying Creek northwest of Regina on private land
  • Students will be hiking into the Flying Creek Valley to do activities that explore grassland, woodland, riparian, and wetland ecosystems.  They will also be observing, illustrating, analyzing and collecting data on living organisms.
  • Full day field trip

Related Documents:

Outdoor Field Trip Student Checklist - Spring 
Outdoor Field Trip Student Checklist - Fall 
Ecosystem Chart
Circle of Life
Student Background Information
Post Field Trip Bio-Indicators Writing Assignment

 

Ecosystems Blooket Game Link

Blooket is a review game similar to Kahoot.  Sign up a FREE account at blooket.com to host a game. Use the link provided HERE, choose HOST, then a Game Mode (start with CLASSIC for the first round).  A game code will be generated for players to join.  You will now be able to Host the game on a big screen and have the students join in on their devices (blooket.com/play) with the Game ID.  

 

Curriculum Connections 
 

Outcomes

Indicators

Grade 6

Science

DL6.1 Recognize, describe and appreciate the diversity of living things in local and other ecosystems, and explore related careers.
a,b,c
 

Science

DL6.3 Analyze the characteristics and behaviors of vertebrates (i.e. mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish) and invertebrates.
a,b,c
 

Phys Ed

PE6.10 Apply controlled use of selected movement skills and variations (i.e., locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills) as well as safe and environmentally friendly behaviors while participating in a variety of alternative environment activities and body management activities.
c,d,e,f
 

Phys Ed

PE6.13 Analyze and apply safety guidelines and rules that apply to the target games, invasion/territorial games, and alternate environment activities to develop an appreciation of their impact on self and others.
d

Grade 7

Science

IE7.1 Relate key aspects of indigenous knowledge to their understanding of ecosystems
a
 

Science

IE7.2 Observe and illustrate and analyze living organisms within local ecosystems as a part of interconnected food webs populations and communities.
b,c,d,f,g,h
 

Science

IE7.3 Evaluate biochemical cycles ( water, carbon, and nitrogen) as representations of energy flow and the cycling of matter through ecosystems.
b,d,h
 

Science

IE7.4 Analyze how ecosystems change in response to natural and human influence, and propose actions to reduce impact of human behavior on a specific ecosystem.
d
 

Phys Ed

PE7.9 Utilize selected movement skills and combinations of skills (i.e., locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative) to participate in a variety of alternate environment activities and body management activities.
a,c,e
 

Phys Ed

PE7.14 Examine, evaluate, and represent both the historical and present impact of Canada's Northern people on the developement of movement activity options as a means of supporting the well-being of self and others.
c,d