Winter Ecology

  • Grades K- 6
  • Located at Boggy Creek Valley, on private land, or Wascana Marsh.
  • Students will explore the winter environment, the properties of snow, and how living things change during the winter season.  
  • Students requiring a wheelchair can access these sites by using the Outdoor Education sled.  
  • Options for the day:
           Kindergarten Half Day Wascana Marsh
  Grade 1-2 Half Day or Extended Half Day Wascana Marsh (half day), Boggy Creek Valley (ext 1/2)
  Grade 3 Extended Half Day Boggy Creek Valley
  Grade 4-6 Full Day Boggy Creek Valey

 

Related Documents:

Outdoor Winter Field Trip Student Checklist - half day trip
Outdoor Winter Field Trip Student Checklist - Grade 1 - 4
Outdoor Winter Field Trip Student Checklist - Grade 5 - 8
Snow Studies Student Sheet for Winter Ecology

 

Curriculum Connections
 

Outcomes

Indicators

Grade 1

Science

LT1.1 Differentiate between living things according to observable characteristics, including appearance and behaviour.
b,h,i
 

Science

DS1.2 Inquire into the ways in which plants, animals, and humans adapt to daily and seasonal changes by changing their appearance, behaviour, and/or location.
a,b,c,d,f
 

Phys Ed

PE1.1 Health-related Fitness Build a repertoire of strategies, with guidance, for developing components of health-related fitness, including cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, muscular endurance, and muscular strength.
c,f
 

Phys Ed

PE1.2 Active Living Examine and express what it means to live actively each day and the personal benefits of being active.
a,b,c,g
 

Phys Ed

PE1.8 Build a repertoire of strategies and skills, with guidance, for and through active participation in a variety of movement activities including:
  • Alternate environment activities and games (e.g, snowsnakes, hiking, skating, snowshoeing, aquatics, cycling,tobogganing, cross-country skiing).
i

Grade 2

Science

AN2.3 Assess the interdependence of humans and animals in natural and constructed environments.
a,b,d
 

Health

USC2.1 Demonstrate a basic understanding of how thoughts, feelings, and actions influence health and well-being.
b
 

Health

USC2.2 Determine how healthy snacking practices influence personal health.
b,c,d,e,f
 

Phys Ed

PE2.1 Apply a repertoire of strategies, with guidance, for developing components of health- related fitness including cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, muscular endurance, and muscular strength through participation in a variety of movement activities.
b,i
 

Phys Ed

PE2.2 Analyze daily habits and actions that demonstrate personal engagement in, and taking personal responsibility for, leading a physically active life.
a,b,c,f,g,h
 

Phys Ed

PE2.6 Vary the performance of the body, while performing locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills by applying the basic movement variables of:
  • Space (general space, levels, directions, pathways, and extensions) 
  • Effort (time/speed, force, and flow)
  • Relationships (with objects and with others).
g,h
 

Phys Ed

PE2.8 Apply a repertoire of strategies and skills, with guidance, for and through active participants in a variety of movement activities including alternate environment activities and games (hiking, skating, aquatics, orienteering, cross-country skiing, cycling, dog sledding, tobogganing).
d,h
 

Phys Ed

PE2.9 Examine and express the purpose of rules, procedures, etiquette, and safe behaviors and apply them while participating in a variety of movement activities.
a,b,c

Grade 3

Science

PL3.2 Analyze the interdependence among plants, individuals, society, and the environment.
a,b,e,f,g
 

Health

USC3.1 Determine the role of a variety of healthy foods and physical activity on the health and development of the mind, body, and immune system.
f,g,h
 

Phys Ed

PE3.1 Apply a repertoire of strategies for developing components of health-related fitness, (cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, muscular endurance, and muscular strength) through movement activities during scheduled times in school, at home, and in the community.
a,b,d,g,o
 

Phys Ed

PE3.2 Evaluate the role of participation in movement activities in providing opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, social interaction, increased skill competency, stress reduction, active work life, use of leisure time, contact with nature, and involvement in communities.
b,c,e
 

Phys Ed

PE3.7 Select and use effective movement skills, tactics, and strategies while participating in alternate environment activities (e.g., hiking, cross-country skiing, orienteering, aquatics, snowshoeing, canoeing, skating, tobogganing, cycling).
g,j
 

Phys Ed

PE3.8 Demonstrate positive interactions with others in cooperative and competitive movement activities.
c.l
 

Phys Ed

PE3.9 Evaluate personal commitment to assessing risk factors and applying safe practises while participating in a variety of movement activities.
b,c,d,e

Grade 4

Social Studies

RW4.1 Analyze the strategies Saskatchewan people have developed to meet the challenges presented by the natural environment.
b
 

Science

HC4.1 Investigate the interdependence of plants and animals, including humans, within habitats and communities.
a,b,f,h
 

Science

HC4.2 Analyze the structures and behaviours of plants and animals that enable them to exist in various habitats.
a,b,c,d,e,g,h
 

Health

USC4.1 Assess what healthy eating and physical activity mean for pre/adolescence.
c,d,e,g
 

Health

USC4.4 Determine basic personal responsibility for safety and protection in various environments/situations.
a,b,c,h
 

Phys Ed

PE4.10 Apply tactics, strategies and rules necessary for safe and inclusive involvement in movement activities, including but not limited to co-operative and competitive lead-up games as well as alternate environment activities, when alone and with others.
a,b,d,e,f,g,i
 

Phys Ed

PE4.11 Incorporate safe practices (e.g., warm-up, cool-down, safe stretching, protective responses, proper attire, well-maintained equipment) for the prevention of injury and investigate basic first aid associated with care of illness and injury resulting from participation in movement activities both in and out of physical education class.
a,b,g

Grade 5

Science

MC5.1 Investigate the characteristics and physical properties of materials in solid, liquid, and gaseous states of matter.
h
 

Science

MC5.2 Investigate how reversible and non-reversible changes, including changes of state, alter materials.
g,i
 

Science

WE5.3 Analyze the impact of weather on society and the environment, including technologies that help humans address weather conditions.
e
 

Health

USC5.1 Analyze personal eating practices.
a,k
 

Phys Ed

PE5.9 Make decisions about how to prevent and care for common movement activity-related discomforts and injuries (e.g., stiffness, nose bleeds, and sprains).
c

Grade 6

Science

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

Science

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

Science

DL6.4 Examine and describe structures and behaviours that help: 
  • individual living organisms survive in their environments in the short term
  • species of living organisms adapt to their environments in the long term
a,b,c,d
 

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 (e.g., skating, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, roping, cycling, hiking, kayaking, aquatics, tobogganing, orienteering).
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