Arctic Net, a Canadian network that researches climate change in collaboration with Inuit, is now partnering with Kativik Ilisarniliriniq to bring the results of recent studies into the classrooms through seasonal posters.
This first poster, on Berry Plants of Nunavik, addresses the topics of berry consumers, plants reproduction and the phenomenon of “shrubification”.
See curriculum connections
Primary Cycle 1
- The needs of a plant, such as water, light and minerals
Primary Cycle 2
- Reproduction of plants, including the role of fruits and seeds
- Anatomy of plants, including roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits, seeds
- Understanding the function of fruits
- Adaptation of plants that allows them to survive
Primary Cycle 3
- What is essential to a plant, such as water, light, minerals, CO2
- Motion in plants, such as stretching roots towards water
Secondary Cycle 1
- Adaptation of plants to their environment
- Sexual reproduction of plants
Secondary Cycle 2
- Plants are primary producers in the food web
- Factors that can explain the production of berries
- The role of plants in the carbon cycle
See ideas for activities
- Take a walk and observe the effect of shrubification on the presence of berries.
- Observe and understand different plant movements such as growing towards light or stretching roots towards soil.
- Informally map berries’ density in an area and try to understand why some places are better for production, based on plants’ needs.
Share your activity ideas or lesson plans related to berries on the Nunavik-IcE Community page!