The Government of Ontario mandates all schools in Ontario to strictly adhere to the Ontario Curriculum provided by the Ministry of Education. As a teacher in the province of Ontario, you're required to address the listed below overall and specific expectations. Big Ideas, you should try to address in this chapter are:
- Groups of organs with specific structures and functions work together as systems, which interact with other systems in the body.
- The development and uses of technology to maintain human health are based, in part, on the changing needs of society.
- E1. Analyse the relationships between changing societal needs, technological advances, and our understanding of internal systems of humans
- E2. Investigate, through laboratory inquiry or computer simulation, the relationships between their respiratory, circulatory, and digestive systems
- E3. Demonstrate an understanding of animal anatomy and physiology, and describe disorders of the digestive systems.
- E1.1 Evaluate the importance of various technologies, including Canadian contributions, to our understanding of internal body systems
- E1.2 Assess how societal needs (e.g., the need for healthy foods; the need to counteract the effects of sedentary lifestyles) lead to scientific and technological developments related to internal systems
- E2.2 Perform a laboratory or computer-simulated dissection of a representative animal, or use a mounted anatomical model, to analyse the relationships between the respiratory, circulatory, and digestive systems
- E3.2 Explain the anatomy of the digestive systems and the importance of digestion in providing nutrients needed for energy and growth (e.g., the body’s mechanical and chemical processes digest food, which provides the proteins needed to build muscle, and the fibre, water, vitamins, and minerals needed to regulate body processes)
- E3.4 Describe some disorders related to the digestive system (e.g., ulcers, colitis)