Grade 3: Eco Curriculum
Different types of land use – (farms / residential area / industry / forest / reserves / open spaces recreational sites) and the function each of these fulfills.
Learn what is being produced (agricultural products / various factories / housing / bio-diversity) in these areas and how humans benefit from it.
They learn how these sites are positioned in relation to each other and the reasons why, for example the river starts in the rainy forests of the mountain and flows downhill to the sea. Or industries with smoke are positioned outside cities because of the amounts of smoke it produces…
Distinguish between the natural elements of the environment and where change occurs because of human intervention.
Human influence on the environment – (buildings, roads, houses and other infrastructure)
Natural environment – (unspoiled nature with plants and animals co-existing)
Refer to competition between natural and human environment – pollution follows.
Waste and waste management – concepts of reducing, recycling and re-using waste.
Air pollution and ways to monitor and manage it.
Incorporating a mix of elements in our towns and cities to create a good natural balance.
Life and Living
Life processes and Healthy Living:
Summery: Animals can be grouped by the roles they fulfill.
Distinguish between various types of living creatures – cannibals / herbivores / parasites and draw different types of food pyramids. Each should include humans.
Interactions in Environments:
Summery: Resources can easily be damaged or polluted.
Resources should stay in a good condition in order to maintain environmental health. Discuss various ways in which we often pollute the environment – air, water,… Mention ways in which this could be avoided.
Bio-diversity, Change and Continuity:
Summery: Identify negative elements in the environment.
Alien and Invader species – Name them and explain their negative effects.
The Plant Earth and Beyond
The Changing Earth:
The effect that (water and wind) erosion has on soil resources.
The Economic Cycle:
Summery: Taking responsibility of resources and goods
• Describes ways in which ways the household or school can generate an income from waste materials (paper, glass, tin), or save money from recycling
• Discuss alternative goods and services as a way to economise and save.
• Mentions ways of avoiding waste of resources when working.
Technological processes and skills:
Summery: Comparing old and new ways of solving problems
• After comparing historical methods of solving problems via products to satisfy a given need, with existing methods, come up with an improved method and make it, using different materials. Mention its strengths and weaknesses.