Outcome Chart - Science - Grade 4

Habitats and Communities

Overall Expectations

By the end of Grade 4, students will:

analyse the effects of human activities on habitats and communities;

demonstrate an understanding of habitats and communities and the relationships among the plants and animals that live in them.

Specific Expectations

By the end of Grade 4, students will:

1.1 analyse the positive and negative impacts of human interactions with natural habitats and communities (e.g., human dependence on natural materials), taking different perspectives into account (e.g., the perspectives of a housing developer, a family in need of housing, an ecologist), and evaluate ways of minimizing the negative impacts

3.1 demonstrate an understanding of habitats as areas that provide plants and animals with the necessities of life (e.g., food, water, air, space, and light)

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