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Sky Watchers Curriculum Correlation by Chapter for Quebec

Province: Quebec
Curriculum: Quebec Science and Technology Curriculum
Cycle: 2 and 3 (grades 3-4-5-6)
Date of Correlation: March 3, 2008

Chapter 1 First Steps

Skills

  1. Propose explanations or solutions to scientific problems
  2. Build on tools, objects and procedures used in science and technology
  3. Communicate using appropriate scientific and technical terminology

Basic Knowledge

Earth and Space: Systems and Interaction

  • Weather systems (ex.: clouds, precipitation, storms and climates)
  • Earth, atmospheric and space technologies. (ex.: seismograph, prospecting, weather forecasting, satellites, space station)

Earth and Space: Appropriate Terminology

  • Terminology related to understanding the Earth and space
  • Representation conventions and methods (ex.: terrestrial globe, constellations)
  • Drawings and sketches

Cross Curricular Connections

  • Activity, page 1-2: Technology (Internet)
  • Entire chapter: Math (measurement)

Chapter 2 What Makes Weather?

Includes Activities 1 to 6 on pages 8-1 to 8-8.

Skills

  1. Propose explanations or solutions to scientific problems
  2. Build on tools, objects and procedures used in science and technology
  3. Communicate using appropriate scientific and technical terminology

Basic Knowledge

Earth and Space: Systems and Interaction

  • Weather systems (ex.: clouds, precipitation, storms and climates)
  • Earth, atmospheric and space technologies. (ex.: seismograph, prospecting, weather forecasting, satellites, space station)

Earth and Space: Force and Movement

  • The Earth's rotation (ex.: day and night, apparent movement of the sun and stars

Earth and Space: Energy

  • Energy transmission (ex.: radiation)

Earth and Space: Systems and Interaction

  • Seasons (Level 3 only)

Earth and Space: Techniques and Instrumentation

  • Use of simple measurement instruments (ex.: rulers, scale, thermometer, weather vane, barometer, wind gauge, hygrometer)
  • Design/construction of measurement instruments and prototypes

Earth and Space: Appropriate Terminology

  • Terminology related to understanding the Earth and space.
  • Representation conventions and methods (ex.: terrestrial globe, constellations)
  • Drawings and sketches

Cross Curricular Connections

  • Activity, page 2-4: Math (measurement)
  • Activity 4, page 8-4: Math (measurement)

Chapter 3 Weather Elements

Includes Activities 7 to 12 on pages 8-9 to 8-13.

Skills

  1. Propose explanations or solutions to scientific problems
  2. Build on tools, objects and procedures used in science and technology
  3. Communicate using appropriate scientific and technical terminology

Basic Knowledge

Earth and Space: Energy

  • Energy sources: solar energy
  • Energy transmission (ex.: radiation)

Earth and Space: Systems and Interaction

  • Weather systems (ex.: clouds, precipitation, storms and climates)

Earth and Space: Techniques and Instrumentation

  • Design/construction of measurement instruments and prototypes
  • Use of simple measurement instruments (ex.: rulers, scale, thermometer, weather vane, barometer, wind gauge, hygrometer)

Earth and Space: Appropriate Terminology

  • Terminology related to understanding the Earth and space
  • Representation conventions and methods (ex.: terrestrial globe, constellations)
  • Drawings and sketches

Cross Curricular Connections

  • Activity, page 3-2: Social Studies (mapping)
  • Activity, page 3-3: Math (data management)
  • Activity, page 3-10: Nature Science (sound) and French and English (writing)
  • Activity, page 3-11: Math (measurement)
  • Activity 7, page 8-9: Math (measurement and data management)

Chapter 4 Severe Weather in Canada

Includes Activity 13 on page 8 to 14.

Skills

  1. Propose explanations or solutions to scientific problems
  2. Build on tools, objects and procedures used in science and technology
  3. Communicate using appropriate scientific and technical terminology

Basic Knowledge

Earth and Space: Systems and Interaction

  • Weather systems (ex.: clouds, precipitation, storms and climates

Earth and Space: Matter

  • Natural phenomena (ex: erosion, thunder)

Earth and Space: Techniques and Instrumentation

  • Design/construction of measurement instruments and prototypes
  • Use of simple measurement instruments (ex.: rulers, scale, thermometer, weather vane, barometer, wind gauge, hygrometer)

Earth and Space: Appropriate Terminology

  • Terminology related to understanding the Earth and space
  • Representation conventions and methods (ex.: terrestrial globe, constellations)
  • Drawings and sketches

Cross Curricular Connections

  • Entire chapter: Health Education (severe weather safety)
  • Activity, page 4-2: Math (measurement)
  • Activity, page 4-9: French and English (writing)

Chapter 5 Weather and Canadians

Includes Activities 14 to 17 on pages 8-15 to 8-19.

Skills

  1. Propose explanations or solutions to scientific problems
  2. Build on tools, objects and procedures used in science and technology
  3. Communicate using appropriate scientific and technical terminology

Basic Knowledge

The Living World: Systems and Interaction

  • Human interaction with the environment
  • Environmental technologies (ex.: recycling, composting)

The Living World: Appropriate Terminology

  • Terminology related to understanding the Earth and space
  • Representation conventions and methods (ex.: terrestrial globe, constellations)
  • Drawings and sketches

Cross Curricular Connections

  • Activity, page 5-1: French and English (Reading and Media Literacy)
  • Activity 14, page 8-15: Math (data management) and Technology (Internet and Spreadsheets)
  • Activity 15, page 8-16: Social Studies (mapping)
  • Activity 16, page 8-17: Social Studies (mapping)
  • Activity 17, pages 8-18 and 8-19: Social Studies (mapping)

Chapter 6 Ultraviolet Radiation

Includes Activities 19 to 23 on pages 8-20 to 8-24.

Skills

  1. 1. Propose explanations or solutions to scientific problems
  2. Build on tools, objects and procedures used in science and technology
  3. Communicate using appropriate scientific and technical terminology

Basic Knowledge

Earth and Space: Energy

  • Energy sources: solar energy
  • Energy transmission (ex.: radiation)

Earth and Space: Techniques and Instrumentation

  • Use of simple measurement instruments (ex.: rulers, scale, thermometer, weather vane, barometer, wind gauge, hygrometer)

Earth and Space: Appropriate Terminology

  • Terminology related to understanding the Earth and space
  • Representation conventions and methods (ex.: terrestrial globe, constellations)
  • Drawings and sketches

Cross Curricular Connections

  • Entire chapter: Health Education (sun exposure safety) and Social Studies and Nature Science (environment)
  • Activity 20, page 8-21: Health Education (sun exposure safety) and Math (data management)
  • Activity 21, page 8-22: Health Education (sun exposure safety) and Math (percentages)
  • Activity 22, page 8-23: Health Education (sun exposure safety) and Math (percentages)
  • Activity 23, page 8-24: Health Education (sun exposure safety) and Math (percentages)

Chapter 7 Putting it All Together

Includes Activity number 18 on page 8-20.

Skills

  1. 1. Propose explanations or solutions to scientific problems
  2. Build on tools, objects and procedures used in science and technology
  3. Communicate using appropriate scientific and technical terminology

Basic Knowledge

Earth and Space: Systems and Interaction

  • Weather systems (ex.: clouds, precipitation, storms and climates)

Earth and Space: Techniques and Instrumentation

  • Use of simple measurement instruments (ex.: rulers, scale, thermometer, weather vane, barometer, wind gauge, hygrometer)

Earth and Space: Appropriate Terminology

  • Terminology related to understanding the Earth and space
  • Representation conventions and methods (ex.: terrestrial globe, constellations)
  • Drawings and sketches

Cross Curricular Connections

  • Activity, page 7-4: French and English (oral communication)
  • Activity, page 7-5: French and English (writing and oral communication)
  • Activity, page 7-9: Math (measurement)
  • Activity 18, page 8-20: French and English (writing)

Supplement One Air Quality

Includes Activities 1 to 6 on pages 9 to 17 (Supplement One).

Skills

  1. Propose explanations or solutions to scientific problems
  2. Build on tools, objects and procedures used in science and technology
  3. Communicate using appropriate scientific and technical terminology

Basic Knowledge

The Living World: Systems and Interaction

  • Human interaction with the environment
  • Environmental technologies (ex.: recycling, composting)

The Living World: Appropriate Terminology

  • Terminology related to understanding the Earth and space
  • Representation conventions and methods (ex.: terrestrial globe, constellations)
  • Drawings and sketches

Cross Curricular Connections

  • Entire chapter: Social Studies and Nature Science (environment)
  • Activity, page 4: Technology (Internet)
  • Activity 2A, page 10: Math (data management) and Technology (Internet)
  • Activity 2B -- page 11: Math (data management)
  • Activity 3 -- pages 12 and 13: Lecture

This curriculum correlation was conducted by Curriculum Services Canada (CSC), the Pan-Canadian standards agency for quality assurance in learning products and programs.

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