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Elementary

Description

This engaging tag based game visually illustrates the process of biomagnifcation and the movement of pollutants move through food chains.  As students develop an awareness of how chemicals can accumulate and threaten the health of apex predators like Orca’s they will also begin to realize that humans also consume seafood which could contain the same toxins.

General Assessment

Recommendation of how and where to use it

This resource supports science units examining food chains and food webs, interactions in ecosystems and pollution impacts on the environment.  The game can also be used to illustrate the connection between environmental health and human health.  Pesticides are one example of a pollutant that can be reduced in ecosystems through citizen stewardship.  A class could undertake a project that examines pesticide use in their community and develops a campaign to encourage citizens and municipal offices to switch to products that do not harm the environment.

Relevant Curriculum Units

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  • Alberta
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    • Grade 3
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        • Exploring connections strengthens our understandings of relationships to help us make meaning of the world.
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        • Investigating matter and energy facilitates understandings of natural phenomena and can inspire discovery and innovation.
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        • Science 3: Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their ecosystems
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        • Science 4: All living things sense and respond to their environment
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        • Habitat and Communities
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        • Science 3: Our Local Environment:Scientific Literacy
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        • Habitats
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        • Life Systems: Habitats & Communities
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        • Science 4: Habitats
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        • Life Systems: Habitats & Communities
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        • Habitats
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        • Habitats and Communities
  • Yukon Territory
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        • Science 3: Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their ecosystems
    • Grade 4
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      • Science
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        • Science 4: All living things sense and respond to their environment

Themes Addressed

  • Ecosystems (1)

    • Interdependence
  • Food & Agriculture (1)

    • Pesticides
  • Human Health & Environment (1)

    • Environmental Contaminants & Health Hazards
  • Water (1)

    • Marine Environments