Grade 6

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Use Your Bird Brain & Measuring Up.

Length: Full day (includes 2 programs)
Location: Terra Cotta Conservation Area (map)
Cost: $350 for one class (maximum 30 participants)

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Use Your Bird Brain

Let’s flock together and use our bird brains and discover local birds using binoculars. Touch and feel feathers and replica bird skulls and learn about bird adaptations, biodiversity amongst species and how we can protect and increase birds in our community. By the end of the session you will be thinking like a bird!

Ontario Curriculum Links

Science and Technology

  • Understanding Life Systems – Biodiversity

Overall Expectations

  • Investigate the characteristics of living things, and classify diverse organisms according to specific characteristics
  • Demonstrate an understanding of biodiversity, its contributions to the stability of natural systems and its benefits to humans

Specific Expectations

  • Developing Investigation and Communication Skills – 2.2 and 2.4
  • Understanding Basic Concepts – 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4

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Measuring Up

Who says math can’t be fun, exciting and done outdoors! This hands-on program focuses on forest ecosystems and how math along with data collection can be useful in determining and improving the health of our forests.

Ontario Curriculum Links

Science and Technology

  • Understanding Life Systems – Biodiversity
Mathematics

  • Number Sense and Numeration, Measurement, Data Management and Probability

Overall Expectations

  • Demonstrate an understanding of biodiversity, its contributions to the stability of natural systems, and its benefits to humans
  • Demonstrate an understanding of relationships involving percent
  • Estimate, measure, and record quantities, using the metric measurement system
  • Collect and organize discrete or continuous primary data
  • Determine the theoretical probability of an outcome in a probability experiment, and use it to predict the frequency of the outcome
  • Read, describe, and interpret data, and explain relationships between sets of data

Specific Expectations

  • Developing Investigation and Communication Skills – 2.1
  • Understanding Basic Concepts – 3.7
  • Estimate quantities using benchmarks of 10%, 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100%
  • Select and justify the appropriate metric unit to measure length or distance in a given real-life situation
  • Collect data by conducting a survey or an experiment to do with their environment
  • Collect and organize discrete or continuous primary data
  • Predict the frequency of an outcome of a simple probability experiment or game, by calculating and using the theoretical probability of that outcome

 

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