ScienceSource 7 - Unit A

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Electronic Student Book Table of Contents and Introduction - this Table of Contents and Introduction Electronic Student Book file is provided in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format. Please note that some Electronic Student Book files are large and may take some time to download to your computer.


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Electronic Student Book Toolkit - this Toolkit Electronic Student Book file is provided in pdf format.


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Electronic Student Book Glossary and Index - this Glossary and Index Electronic Student Book file is provided in .pdf format.


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Electronic Student Book Chapter 1 - the Electronic Student Book file for this chapter is provided in web-enabled pdf format. If you are logged into ScienceSource.ca, clicking the page numbers of the pdf file will present you with all available web resources for that page.


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The Rouge River Valley - known to local Iroquois as Katabokokonk, the Rouge River is an important part of this valley ecosystem in northeast Toronto:


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Unit Task: Your Ecological Footprint - how large is your ecological footprint?


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EverythingWolf - many photos of wolves and links to sites with photos of wolves; there is even a live "Wolf-cam" to watch.


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First Nations Peoples and the Environment - Aboriginal cultures were very aware that maintaining a healthy environment was vital to their survival.


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The Boreal Forest - images and information about living things found in Ontario.


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Analyzing an Ecosystem - examine an ecosystem and classify what you see (free PBS registration may be required).


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Mystery Image - use your jigsaw puzzle skills to solve the mystery image and uncover the secret "key idea" that goes with the image.


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Biotic Elements Survive Without Oxygen - also known as anaerobes, oxygen can even be poisonous to them.


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Pond Ecosystem - - use the tools provided to affect and study a virtual pond (ExploreLearning login is required).


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Biotic and Abiotic Factors - try this activity to see if you can match up the biotic and abiotic factors.


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Mystery Image - use your jigsaw puzzle skills to solve the mystery image and uncover the secret "key idea" that goes with the image.


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Supplementary Lab: Biotic Interactions - Competition for Space - How do biotic components interact in an ecosystem? This lab uses simple materials and seeds to find out how plants interact when confined to a limited amount of space.


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The Living and Non-living Things Quiz - can you classify each object correctly?


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Interaction of Biotic and Abiotic Elements - do you know your biotic and abiotic elements? Find out by trying this puzzle. (Also available for download)


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Section 1.1 Quiz - need more practice? Try this online quiz.


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Producers - when we think of producers, we usually think of green plants, photosynthesis and food.


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The Year With No Summer - a whole season of darkness as a result of natural disaster.


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Mount Tambora Eruption Hardly Known - - Indonesia is home to the world's largest-ever volcanic eruption — Mount Tambora in 1815, killing 100,000 people. But the disaster is little remembered, primarily because of lack of media.


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SMART notebook activity - 1.2 The Roles of Producers - use this SMART notebook object to enhance your lesson. This is a downloadable file that requires SMART notebook software.


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Photosynthesis - photosynthesis is probably the most important process on Earth for allowing living things to survive.

  • Photosynthesis - this interactive NOVA presentation also has a worksheet for students to complete.
  • Photosynthesis - a fun game that illustrates the basics of photosynthesis (requires free registration).

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Photosynthesis Lab - - adjust the condition that affect photosynthesis and observe the results (ExploreLearning login is required).


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Ecosystems, Communities, Populations, and Species - interactions between biotic and abiotic elements.


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Ecosystems, Communities, Populations, and Species - try these activities to learn and better appreciate the organization and complexity of ecosystems.


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Vegetarianism - some people choose to consume only plants for their nutrition.


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The Roles of Producers - do you know the roles of producers? Find out by trying this puzzle. (Also available for download)


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Section 1.2 Quiz - need more practice? Try this online quiz.


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Consumers - consumers must eat other things in order to get nutrients to survive.


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Predator or Prey Images - download this PowerPoint file to use as a source of class discussion. How would you classify the animal images - predator, or prey? Herbivore, carnivore, or omnivore?


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Key Video - Cheetah: Predator and Consumer - the cheetah is an excellent example of a predator. This video shows what an effective hunter the cheetah is.


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Predator-Prey Case Study - Rabbits eat lettuce. Foxes eat rabbits. But is it really that simple? View this animated case study to find out.


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The Tiger as a Predator - Check out this high definition image with audio description.


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Mystery Image - use your jigsaw puzzle skills to solve the mystery image and uncover the secret "key idea" that goes with the image.


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Scavenger - beautiful photos of scavengers, as well an excellent explanation of their behaviour.


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Food Chains - these activities help to further understand food chains.


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Ocean Food Chains: Whales - how do the largest animals on Earth fit into their food chains?


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Prairie Ecosystem - - change populations and see how it affects the prairie ecosystem (ExploreLearning login is required).


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Food Chain - - change the number of creatures in a species and see how it affects the food chain related to it (ExploreLearning login is required).


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Online Quick Lab: How Do Food Chains Work? - Confused about the direction of arrows in food chains? Watch the movie that explains the arrows and then try to your hand at making your own food chain.


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Mystery Image - use your jigsaw puzzle skills to solve the mystery image and uncover the secret "key idea" that goes with the image.


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Ecosystem in a Jar - these activities are designed to test what components are necessary to create a healthy, stable ecosystem.

  • Table Top Biosphere - this site provides a video summary and pdf instructions on creating a marine ecosystem in a jar.
  • Bottle Biology - build an ecosystem and recycle plastic pop bottles.

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Key Lab Video: Activity A16 - Ecosystem in a Jar - join Senior Author Lionel Sander for tips and demonstrations on how to make your ecosystem in a jar successful.


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Key Lab Video: Activity A16 - Ecosystem in a Jar Assembly - this video clearly shows how to do procedure step 5, constructing an ecosystem in a jar.


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Producers and Consumers - do you know about producers and consumers? Find out by trying this puzzle. (Also available for download)


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Section 1.3 Quiz - need more practice? Try this online quiz.


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The Wainfleet Bog - a natural area found in southern Ontario that has been protected to save this unique ecosystem.


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Zoos and Ecosystems - although zoos preserve many species, some people argue that the animals should be kept in protected natural areas like parks.


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Zoos and Ecosystem Activities - try your hand at managing animals in the correct ecosystem:

  • Biomes- this interactive feature includes climate and precipitation data for every biome (free PBS registration may be required).

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Chapter 1 Quiz - want to review what you have learned in chapter 1? Try this special online chapter quiz.


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Chapter Matching Terms - want to review the terms you learned in this chapter? Try this special chapter terms matching quiz.


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Chapter Labeling Practice - want to test your knowledge of key concepts from this chapter? Try this special labeling quiz.


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Unit Task: Your Ecological Footprint - how large is your ecological footprint?


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