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Nature Companion

An Entry-Level Nature App for Canada's Four Western Provinces

Elementary, Middle

Description

Nature Companion is a free app and website that provides students with interesting and easy-to-understand information about plants, trees, birds, animals, insects, reptiles, and amphibians found in Canada’s four western provinces.

Each short description includes colourful photographs and a Did you know? section with fun facts about each species. Scroll through the colourful photographs and short descriptions to find out more about nature in your schoolyard or community. The tool is available on or offline and is a great way to connect kids with nature.

General Assessment

Recommendation of how and where to use it

This nature app could be easily integrated as a learning tool into outdoor experiences and environmental education curriculums. This technology tool allows students to explore, learn about and have fun in the natural world. This app supports educational curriculum outcomes in science and technology.

Relevant Curriculum Units

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  • Alberta
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        • Exploring connections strengthens our understandings of relationships to help us make meaning of the world.
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        • ICT Curriculum: Foundational Operations, Knowledge and Concepts
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        • Investigating change and the diversity of Earth’s systems helps us to develop understandings of the conditions necessary to sustain life
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        • ICT Curriculum: Communication, Inquiring, Decision Making and Problem Solving
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        • Investigating change and the diversity of Earth’s systems helps us to develop understandings of the conditions necessary to sustain life.
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        • ICT Curriculum: Communication, Inquiring, Decision Making and Problem Solving
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        • Investigating change and the diversity of Earth’s systems helps us to develop understandings of the conditions necessary to sustain life.
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        • ICT Curriculum: Communication, Inquiring, Decision Making and Problem Solving
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        • Wetland Ecosystems
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        • Trees and Forests
  • British Columbia
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        • Science: Plants and animals have observable features
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        • Science 1: Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment
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        • Science 4: All living things sense and respond to their environment
  • Manitoba
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        • Diversity of Living Things
  • New Brunswick
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        • Diversity of Life
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        • Exploring My World: A Closer Look at Plants
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        • Needs and Characteristics of Living Things
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        • Diversity of Life
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        • Life Systems: Characteristics and Needs of Living Things
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        • Life Science: Growth and Changes in Animals
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        • Life Systems: Diversity of Living Things
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  • Nunavut
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        • Life Science: Growth and Changes in Animals
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      • Science
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        • Life Systems: Diversity of Living Things
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
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    • Kindergarten
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        • Exploring the World Using Our Senses
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        • Needs and Characteristics of Living Things
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        • Plant Growth & Changes
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        • Diversity of Life
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        • Units & Outcomes
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        • Needs & Characteristics of Living Things
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      • Science
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        • Animal Growth and Changes
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      • Science
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        • Plant Growth and Changes
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      • Science
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        • Habitats and Communities
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      • Science
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        • Science 6: Life Science: Diversity of Living Things
  • Yukon Territory
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    • Kindergarten
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      • Science
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        • Science: Plants and animals have observable features
    • Grade 1
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Science 1: Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment
    • Grade 2
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Science 2: Living things have life cycles adapted to their environment
    • Grade 3
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Science 3: Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their ecosystems
    • Grade 4
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      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Science 4: All living things sense and respond to their environment

Themes Addressed

  • Ecosystems (2)

    • Appreciating the Natural World
    • Biodiversity
  • Land Use & Natural Resources (1)

    • Recreation