Grade 5-8

Trailblazers. 

Length: Full day (one of two programs)
Location: Terra Cotta Conservation Area (map)
Cost: $350 for one class (maximum 30 participants)
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A great way to explore the forest is by snowshoe or on foot. Follow animal tracks along the trail to see where they lead, and watch for the many birds that call Terra Cotta home. As you get your heart rate going, you’ll discover why hiking or snowshoeing is not only perfect for viewing wildlife – it’s also a great workout!

Ontario Curriculum Links

Grade 5
Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8


Grade 5

Physical Education

  • Active Living

Overall Expectations

  • Participate actively and regularly in a wide variety of physical activities, and demonstrate an understanding of factors that encourage lifelong participation in physical activity
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of being physically active, and apply physical fitness concepts and practices that contribute to healthy, active living
  • Demonstrate responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others as they participate in physical activities

Specific Expectations

  • Active Participation –A1.2
  • Physical Fitness – A2.3
  • Safety – A3.1, A3.2

 

Science and Technology

  • Understanding Life Systems – Human Organ Systems

Overall Expectations

  • Investigate the structure and function of the major organs of various human body systems

Specific Expectations

  • Developing Investigation and Communication Skills – 2.1, 2.2, 2.4

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Grade 6

Science and Technology

  • Understanding Life Systems – Biodiversity

Overall Expectations

  • Assess human impacts on biodiversity, and identify ways of preserving biodiversity
  • 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

  • Relating Science and Technology to Society and the Environment – 1.2
  • Developing Investigation and Communication Skills – 2.1, 2.4
  • Understanding Basic Concepts – 3.2, 3.4
Physical Education

  • Active Living

Overall Expectations

  • Participate actively and regularly in a wide variety of physical activities, and demonstrate an understanding of factors that encourage lifelong participation in physical activity
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of being physically active, and apply physical fitness concepts and practices that contribute to healthy, active living
  • Demonstrate responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others as they participate in physical activities

Specific Expectations

Active Participation –A1.2
Physical Fitness – A2.3
Safety – A3.1

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Grade 7

Science and Technology

  • Understanding Life Systems – Interactions in the Environment

Overall Expectations

  • Investigate interactions within the environment, and identify factors that affect the balance between different components of an ecosystem
  • Demonstrate an understanding of interactions between and among biotic and abiotic elements in the environment

Specific Expectations

  • Developing Investigation and Communication Skills – 2.1, 2.4
  • Understanding Basic Concepts – 3.1, 3.2
Physical Education

  • Active Living

Overall Expectations

  • Participate actively and regularly in a wide variety of physical activities, and demonstrate an understanding of factors that encourage lifelong participation in physical activity
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of being physically active, and apply physical fitness concepts and practices that contribute to healthy, active living
  • Demonstrate responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others as they participate in physical activities

Specific Expectations

Active Participation –A1.2
Physical Fitness – A2.3
Safety – A3.1, A3.2

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Grade 8

Science and Technology

  • Understanding Earth and Water Systems – Water Systems

Overall Expectations

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics of the earth’s water systems and the influence of water systems on a specific region

Specific Expectations

  • Understanding Basic Concepts – 3.1, 3.2
Physical Education

  • Active Living

Overall Expectations

  • Participate actively and regularly in a wide variety of physical activities, and demonstrate an understanding of factors that encourage lifelong participation in physical activity
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of being physically active, and apply physical fitness concepts and practices that contribute to healthy, active living
  • Demonstrate responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others as they participate in physical activities

Specific Expectations

Active Participation –A1.1, A1.2
Physical Fitness – A2.3
Safety – A3.1

 

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