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					                Curriculum                     NB: These curriculum connections are based on the Ontario provincial
                                               elementary curriculum. For additional information, visit their web site at:
                Connections                    http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/document/curricul/elemcurric.html .


                  How to Use this Curriculum Connections Document
The General Information section contains
   • the name, description, and location (URL) of the game/activity/topic page.

    •   the plug-in needed to properly experience the page. A plug-in is free downloadable software — such as Flash
        — that expands the ability of your browser, (e.g. to play games, to hear sound.)

    •   the file size of the game or file which indicates how long it will take to download onto your computer.
        (NB: Download size applies only to games or printable PDFs)

The Curriculum Connections section (primary, junior and intermediate), provides the actual curriculum links. These
are shown as abbreviated versions of specific learning expectations. The strands, represented by two letter codes, to
which the expectations belong are listed as well. The Subject Areas & Strands guide clarifying what strands the codes
correspond to can be found at the end of this document. This guide does not include all of the strands or subject areas
of the Ontario elementary curriculum – only those that correspond to the EcoKids material.

The Extensions section provides suggestions for additional activities and discussion topics to supplement the
materials being used. When presented, the extensions can often be linked to “Health and Physical Education”, “Arts”
and the use of technology.

For more information on the Ontario elementary curriculum, visit the link provided at the top right hand corner of each
page or http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/document/curricul/elemcurric.html.

Questions or comments regarding this document?
We’d love to hear from you. Please contact Sophia Chan-Combrink, EcoKids Program Manager, Earth Day Canada,
503 – 111 Peter Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, tel: 416.599.1991 x 104, fax: 416.599.3100, ecokids@earthday.ca.


             Please go to the next page for curriculum connections for this game/activity/topic page.




Curriculum Connections: Bug Hunt                       1 of 6                                                www.ecokids.ca
                 Curriculum                      NB: These curriculum connections are based on the Ontario provincial
                                                 elementary curriculum. For additional information, visit their web site at:
                 Connections                     http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/document/curricul/elemcurric.html .




 General Information
 Game/Activity/Topic: Bug Hunt
 Description: A fun and informative game on insects that pits you against the clock! Suitable for grades 1 - 8.
 Plug-ins Required: Flash             File Size: 300kb
 URL: http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/fun_n_games/games/bugHunt/index.cfm


Legend: St = Strand (please go to the end of this document for a list of all the relevant strand abbreviations)

 Curriculum Connections: PRIMARY
 Grade   ST    Science & Technology         ST   Social Studies       ST     Language                ST    Mathematics
         LS    Plant characteristics and                              RD    Short pieces             NN    Numbers 0 to 100
               classification                                         RD    Instructions             MS    Months, weeks
   1     LS    Maintenance of a healthy                               OV    Sketches                 PS    Problem solving
               environment                                            OV    Media messages                 strategies
         LS    Needs of living things                                 OV    Conventions of media

         LS    Animal physical and          CW   Countries of the     RD    Bold type                NN    Numbers 0 to 100
               behavioral characteristics        world                RD    Graphics                 MS    Standard units of
         LS    Animal classification        CW   Location and         RD    Short pieces                   time- hour, day,
         LS    Animal eating habits              climate              RD    Instructions                   week
         LS    Animal survival                                        RD    Interactive program      MS    Calendar months
               requirements or needs                                  OV    Pictures                 PS    Problem solving
   2     LS    Animal responses and                                   OV    Sketches                       strategies
               adaptations to                                         OV    Media messages
               environment                                            OV    Conventions of media
         LS    Animal environmental
               features
         LS    Human impact on living
               things
         LS    Interdependence of plants    CW   Human interaction    RD    Facts and fiction        NN    Numbers 0.01 to
               and animals                       with environment     RD    Context clues                  1 000
         LS    Protection of natural        CW   Use of the natural   RD    Specialized vocabulary   NN    Decimals
               areas                             environment          RD    Bold type                MS    Standard units of
         LS    Native species                                         RD    Graphics                       measure mm, cm
         LS    Needs of living things                                 RD    Short pieces             MS    Standard units of
   3     LS    Protection of natural                                  RD    Paragraphs                     time- hour, day,
               resources                                              RD    Instructions                   weeks, year
         EC    Systems and their parts                                RD    Interactive program      MS    Calendar months
                                                                      OV    Sketches                 PS    Problem solving
                                                                      OV    Pictures                       strategies
                                                                      OV    Media messages
                                                                      OV    Conventions of media




 Curriculum Connections: Bug Hunt                         2 of 6                                               www.ecokids.ca
                 Curriculum                     NB: These curriculum connections are based on the Ontario provincial
                                                elementary curriculum. For additional information, visit their web site at:
                 Connections                    http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/document/curricul/elemcurric.html .


Legend: St = Strand (please go to the end of this document for a list of all the relevant strand abbreviations)

 Curriculum Connections: JUNIOR

 Grade   ST    Science & Technology        ST   Social Studies       ST    Language               ST     Mathematics
         LS    Factors affecting plants    CW   Human interaction    RD    Facts and fiction      NN     Numbers 0.01 to
               and animals                      with environment     RD    Context clues                 10 000
         LS    Habitats of plants and                                RD    Specialized            NN     Decimals
               animals                                                     vocabulary             MS     Standard units of
         LS    Role of plants and                                    RD    Bold type                     measure mm, cm
               animals in the food chain                             RD    Graphics               MS     Standard units of
         LS    Human impact on the                                   RD    Short pieces                  time- hour, day,
   4           natural world                                         RD    Information                   weeks
         LS    Extinction                                                  paragraphs             MS     Calendar months
                                                                     RD    Instructions           PS     Problem solving
                                                                     RD    Interactive program           strategies
                                                                     OV    Sketches
                                                                     OV    Pictures
                                                                     OV    Media messages
                                                                     OV    Conventions of media
                                                                     RD    Facts and fiction      NN     Numbers 0.01 to
                                                                     RD    Context clues                 10 000
                                                                     RD    Specialized            NN     Decimals
                                                                           vocabulary             MS     Standard units of
                                                                     RD    Bold type                     measure mm, cm
                                                                     RD    Graphics               MS     Standard units of
                                                                     RD    Short pieces                  time- hour, day,
   5                                                                 RD    Information                   weeks
                                                                           paragraphs             MS     Calendar months
                                                                     RD    Instructions           PS     Problem solving
                                                                     RD    Interactive program           strategies
                                                                     OV    Sketches               PS     Problem solving
                                                                     OV    Pictures                      strategies
                                                                     OV    Media messages
                                                                     OV    Conventions of media
         LS    Classification systems      CW   Canadian lifestyle   RD    Facts and fiction      NN     Numbers 0.01 to
               and keys                                              RD    Context clues                 10 000
         LS    Animal characteristics                                RD    Specialized            NN     Decimals
                                                                           vocabulary             MS     Standard units of
                                                                     RD    Bold type                     measure mm, cm
                                                                     RD    Graphics               MS     Standard units of
                                                                     RD    Short pieces                  time- hour, day,
   6                                                                 RD    Information                   weeks
                                                                           paragraphs             MS     Calendar months
                                                                     RD    Instructions           PS     Problem solving
                                                                     RD    Interactive program           strategies
                                                                     OV    Sketches               PS     Problem solving
                                                                     OV    Pictures                      strategies
                                                                     OV    Media messages
                                                                     OV    Conventions of media




 Curriculum Connections: Bug Hunt                        3 of 6                                               www.ecokids.ca
                 Curriculum                     NB: These curriculum connections are based on the Ontario provincial
                                                elementary curriculum. For additional information, visit their web site at:
                 Connections                    http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/document/curricul/elemcurric.html .

Legend: St = Strand (please go to the end of this document for a list of all the relevant strand abbreviations)

 Curriculum Connections: INTERMEDIATE

 Grade   ST    Science & Technology       ST    Social Studies       ST    Language               ST     Mathematics
         LS    Biosphere                  TI    Place/location       RD    Facts and fiction      NN     Numbers 0.01 to
         LS    Biotic and abiotic         TI    Region               RD    Context clues                 10 000
         LS    Ecosystems                 TI    Interactions         RD    Specialized            NN     Decimals
         LS    Plants and the             TI    Environment                vocabulary             MS     Standard units of
               environment                PG    Natural vegetation   RD    Bold type                     measure mm, cm
         LS    Change in natural                patterns             RD    Graphics               MS     Standard units of
               communities                PG    Eco-zones            RD    Short pieces                  time- hour, day,
         LS    Role in food chain         PG    Biosphere            RD    Information                   weeks
         LS    Growth and reproduction                                     paragraphs             MS     Calendar months
               of plants and micro-                                  RD    Instructions           PS     Problem solving
               organisms                                             RD    Interactive program           strategies
         LS    Survival factors                                      OV    Sketches               PS     Problem solving
         LS    Extinction                                            OV    Pictures                      strategies
   7     LS    Loss of habitat                                       OV    Media messages
         LS    Preservation and                                      OV    Conventions of media
               management of habitats
         LS    Impact of technology on
               environment
         MM    Manufactured products
               from mixtures and
               solutions
         MM    Pollutant sources in
               manufacturing
         MM    Pollutant sources in
               agriculture
         MM    Regulations for disposal
               of solvents
         LS    Permeable membranes        HG    Types of land use    RD    Facts and fiction      NN     Numbers 0.01 to
         LS    Structures and functions                              RD    Context clues                 10 000
               of plants                  HG    Factors affecting    RD    Specialized            NN     Decimals
                                                agriculture                vocabulary             MS     Standard units of
                                                                     RD    Bold type                     measure mm, cm
                                                                     RD    Graphics               MS     Standard units of
                                                                     RD    Short pieces                  time- hour, day,
   8                                                                 RD    Information                   weeks
                                                                           paragraphs             MS     Calendar months
                                                                     RD    Instructions           PS     Problem solving
                                                                     RD    Interactive program           strategies
                                                                     OV    Sketches               PA     Patterns
                                                                     OV    Pictures
                                                                     OV    Media messages
                                                                     OV    Conventions of media




 Curriculum Connections: Bug Hunt                        4 of 6                                               www.ecokids.ca
                   Curriculum                     NB: These curriculum connections are based on the Ontario provincial
                                                  elementary curriculum. For additional information, visit their web site at:
                   Connections                    http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/document/curricul/elemcurric.html .


EXTENSIONS

•   Create a living museum of actors in the role of various bugs.
•   Complete a field study of the bugs in a 2 m2 plot in your backyard.
•   Make a mask of a your favourite bug.
•   Interview a gardener about environmentally friendly remedies for bug-diseased plants.
•   Design an experiment to show the effectiveness of various remedies for bugs.
•   Write a commercial for an environmentally friendly bug remedy.
•   Write an editorial about the use of pesticides.
•   Compose a song about bugs.
•   Make a mobile of the various kinds of bugs.



Subject Areas & Strands
Science and Technology
Strands:     LS    Life System
            MM     Matter and Materials
             EC    Energy and Control
            SM     Structures and Mechanisms
             ST    Science and Technology Skills of Inquiry, Design, and Communication
             ES    Earth and Space Systems


Social Sciences & Geography
Strands:    CW     Canada and World Connections (Grades 1-6)
              SI   Social Studies Inquiry/Research and Communications Skills (Grades 1-6)
              TI   Themes of Inquiry (Grade 7)
            MG     Mapping Skills (Grades 1-8)
            PG     Patterns in Physical Geography (Grade 7)
            NR     Natural Resources (Grade 7)
            HG     Patterns in Human Geography (Grade 8)
            EM     Economic Systems
             GI    Geographic Inquiry/Research and Communications Skills (Grades 7-8)
             MI    Migration


Mathematics
Strands:    NN     Number Sense and Numeration
            MS     Measurement
            GS     Geometry and Spatial Sense
            PA     Patterning and Algebra
            DM     Data Management and Probability
             PS    Problem Solving




Curriculum Connections: Bug Hunt                           5 of 6                                               www.ecokids.ca
                 Curriculum                      NB: These curriculum connections are based on the Ontario provincial
                                                 elementary curriculum. For additional information, visit their web site at:
                 Connections                     http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/document/curricul/elemcurric.html .


Language
Strands:    WR   Writing
            RD   Reading
            RS   Research Skills
            OV   Oral and Visual Communication




Curriculum Connections: Bug Hunt                         6 of 6                                                www.ecokids.ca

				
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