Curriculum Links

Presentation topics are chosen at the discretion of the group or by the grade level, linking to the Alberta school curriculum. 

Topics for talks and the associated Alberta Science Curriculum topics are as follows: 

 

Preschool: Owls of Alberta – PreK

Kindergarten: Owls of Alberta – K

Relates to SLE of “becomes aware of the five senses and how they are used to explore, investigate and describe the world”

Grade 1: Owls of Alberta - 1

Covers Science GLE 1-11 (Needs of Animals & Plants) with emphasis on SLE 1, 3-4,6

Grade 2: Owls of Alberta - 2

Covers Science GLE 2-10 (Small Crawling & Flying Animals) with emphasis on SLE 3, 5-6

Grade 3: Owls of Alberta - 3

Covers Science GLE 3-10 (Animal Life Cycles) with emphasis on SLE 1-3, 5

 Grade 4: Owls of Alberta – 4

Covers Social Studies GLE 4.1 (Alberta: A Sense of the Land) with emphasis on SLE 4.1.1 – 4.1.2, 4.1.4

Grade 5: Wetland Conservation

Covers Science GLE 5-10 (Wetland Ecosystems) with emphasis on SLE 1-2, 4-5, 9-11 

Grades 5-6: Bird Conservation

Relates to Gr 5. Science GLE 5-10 (Wetland Ecosystems) by touching on SLE 4-6, 9-11
Relates to Gr 6. Science GLE 6-10 (Trees & Forests) by touching on SLE 1, 8-10

Grade 6: Birds in Flight

Relates to Science, Understanding Topic E: Flight

Grade 7: Bird in Ecosystems or Climate Change & Ecosystem

Covers Science Unit A: Interactions and Ecosystems, with emphasis on STS 1,3

Grades 7-9: Bird Conservation

Covers Gr 7. Science Unit A: Interactions and Ecosystems, with emphasis on STS 1,3
Relates to Gr 8. Science Unit E: Freshwater and Saltwater Systems
Relates to Gr 9. Science Unit A: Biological Diversity & Unit C: Environmental Chemistry

Grade 7-9: Story of the Plastic Bag

Covers Gr 7. Science Unit A: Interactions and Ecosystems, with emphasis on STS 1, 3-4
Covers Gr 8. Science Unit E: Freshwater and Saltwater Systems, with emphasis on STS 4
Relates to Gr 9. Science Unit A: Biological Diversity & Unit C: Environmental Chemistry

Grade 8: Water, Climate Change & Our Feathery Friends

Covers Science Unit E: Freshwater & Saltwater Systems, with emphasis on STS 1,3,4

Grade 9: Habitat Loss & Bird Populations

Covers Science Unit A: Biological Diversity, with emphasis on STS 1, 4

Grades 9-12: Climate Change & Birds, or Birds – An Early Warning System

Covers Gr 9. Unit C: Environmental Chemistry with emphasis on STS 1, 3
Relates to Science 10 Unit D: Energy Flow in Global Systems
Covers Science 20 Unit D: Changes in Living Systems with emphasis on SOK 20-D1.4K, and STS 20-D1.1sts
Covers Science 30 Unit B: Chemistry & the Environment with emphasis on STS 30-B1.2sts, 30-B2.3k, 30-B2.5k, 30B2.1sts, 30-B3.1k – 30-B3.3k

Grade 10: Climate Change & Energy

Covers Science 10 Unit D: Energy Flow in Global Systems, with emphasis on STS 1, 4

Grade 10-12: Bird Diversity, Conservation and Research

Covers Science 20 Unit D: Changes in Living Systems, with emphasis on STS 20-D3.1K 
Covers Science 30 Unity B: Chemistry & the Environment, with emphasis on STS 30-B2.1K, 30-B3.1K

Grade 12: Climate Change & Energy

Covers Science 30 Unit D: Energy & the Environment, with emphasis on STS 30-D1.4k, 30-D1.5k