This outcome chart contains Media literacy learning expectations from the Alberta science curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts website.
General Learner Expectations
4–1 Investigate the nature of things, demonstrating purposeful action that leads to inferences supported by observations.
4–2 Identify patterns and order in objects and events studied; and record observations, using pictures, words and charts, with guidance in the construction of charts; and make predictions
Topic A: Waste and Our World
Describe alternative methods of disposal, and identify possible advantages and disadvantages of each.
Identify methods of waste disposal currently used within the local community.
Identify kinds of wastes that may be toxic to people and to the environment.
Identify alternative materials and processes that may decrease the amount of waste produced; e.g., reducing wastage of food, using both sides of a sheet of paper.
Identify ways in which materials can be reused or recycled, including examples of things that the student has done.
Identify actions that individuals and groups can take to minimize the production of wastes, to recycle or reuse wastes and to ensure the safe handling and disposal of wastes.
Develop and implement a plan to reduce waste, and monitor what happens over a period of time.