• Grade 5
  • Sharing the Planet

Central Idea: Biodiversity relies on maintaining the interdependent balance of organisms within systems.

Key concepts: change, connection, causation

Related concepts: biodiversity, interdependence, conservation

Lines of Inquiry:

  • Ways in which living organisms are interdependent within an ecosystem
  • The consequences of imbalance within ecosystems
  • Actions that can conserve (protect) the balance of ecosystems

PYP Subject Focus:

  • Social Studies Science Art Religion Mathematics

Approaches to learning:

  • Research Skills
  • Self Management Skills

Learner Profile:

  • Thinkers
  • Balanced
  • Principled



  • biodiversity
  • conservation
  • interdependence