10EVS

10 Environmental Science

Although next year timetables are yet to be finalised, course selection is now finished. Any changes to student courses will now take place in January.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms V. Lowman

Course Objectives:

Students will engage with a variety of learning activities to develop:

  • awareness and sensitivity to the environment and related issues
  • knowledge and understanding of the environment and the impact of people on it
  • attitudes and values that reflect feelings of concern for the environment
  • skills needed for identifying, investigating and problem solving associated with environmental issues
  • a sense of responsibility through active involvement in projects that support environmental issues
  • the ability to connect science knowledge to real life environmental issues.

Course Content:
Units:
New Zealand Ecology and Biodiversity
Carbon and the Environment: Carbon and Climate Change
Power for the People: Nuclear Power and Renewable Energy
Wasted: Sustainable Solutions - Reducing Waste
Project Kaitiakitanga: Conservation and Protection of Our Native Species


 

 


Course Overview

Term 1
Introduction to Environmental Science
New Zealand Ecology and Biodiversity

Term 2
Project Kaitiakitanga: Conservation and Protection of Our Native Species

Term 3
Carbon and the Environment - the carbon cycle and climate change.
Power for the People: Nuclear Power and Renewable Energy

Term 4
Wasted: Sustainable Solutions - reducing waste

Recommended Prior Learning

No pre-requisite.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Field Trips usually visit Goat Island Marine Reserve ($80) and Tiritiri Matangi ($38)
Costs may vary slightly as a result of student numbers.

Assessment Information

Most of the assessment is assignment and project based. There are tests for some topics.

Pathway

Career Pathways

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Disclaimer

We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.