Patterns are natural configurations, designs, arrangements or sequences. Many patterns indicate an underlying scientific principle or unifying idea. People identify patterns and look for relationships behind the patterns they find. They use this information to extend their understanding.
Key questions about patterns:
What patterns do you see in plant life in your local environment?
What weather patterns can you observe?
Demonstrate curiosity and a sense of wonder about the world
Observe objects and events in familiar contexts
Ask simple questions about familiar objects and events
Planning and conducting
Make exploratory observations using their senses
Safely manipulate materials
Make simple measurements using non-standard units
Processing and analyzing data and information
Experience and interpret the local environment
Recognize First Peoples stories (including oral and written narratives), songs, and art, as ways to share knowledge
Represent observations and ideas by drawing charts and simple pictographs
Applying and innovating
Take part in caring for self, family, classroom and school through personal approaches
Transfer and apply learning to new situations
Generate and introduce new or refined ideas when problem solving
Share observations and ideas orally
Express and reflect on personal experiences of place
Place is any environment, locality, or context with which people interact to learn, create memory, reflect on history, connect with culture, and establish identity. The connection between people and place is foundational to First Peoples perspectives of the world.
Key questions about place:
What is place?
What are some ways in which people experience place?
How can you gain a sense of place in your local environment?
How can you share your observations and ideas about living things in your local environment to help someone else learn about place?
living things may make physical and behavioural changes to survive in different conditions (e.g., migration, hibernation, etc.)
to accommodate daily and seasonal cycles
First Peoples knowledge of seasonal changes
Note: Some of the learning standards in the PHE curriculum address topics that some students and their parents or guardians may feel more comfortable addressing at home. Refer to ministry policy regarding opting for alternative delivery.