Camp Kawartha

Invertebrate Study

How do invertebrates breathe, forage for food and escape from danger? Find out in this fascinating program, which compares and contrasts the physiological and behavioural characteristics of invertebrates found in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.

Season Availability: Fall, Winter, Spring

Feel free to contact us about modifying any of our outdoor education programs to suit older or younger students.

Grade 2 : Science Curriculum Links *

Understanding Life Systems: Biodiversity

Overall Expectations
2.   investigate the characteristics of living things, and classify diverse organisms according to specific characteristics;

Specific Expectations
2.1   follow established safety procedures for outdoor activities and field work
2.2   investigate the organisms found in a specific habitat and classify them according to a classification system
2.3   use scientific inquiry/research skills (see page 15) to compare the characteristics of organisms within the plant or animal kingdoms
2.4   use appropriate science and technology vocabulary, including classification, biodiversity, natural community, interrelationships, vertebrate, invertebrate, stability, characteristics, and organism, in oral and written communication
3.1   identify and describe the distinguishing characteristics of different groups of plants and animals

* Curriculum links & expectations for this program are based on “The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8: Science and Technology”