10 Environmental Science

10EVS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms V. Lowman

Recommended Prior Learning

No pre-requisite.


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

Learning Areas:

Sciences


Assessment Policy & Procedures
Pathway

11 Environmental Science (Half year course)

Career Pathways

Auditor, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Zoologist, Biosecurity Officer, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Urban/Regional Planner, Science Technician, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, Interior Designer, Dairy Farmer, Solicitor, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Energy/Carbon Auditor, Environmental Engineer, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Ranger, Fishery Officer, Pest Control Technician, Rubbish/Recycling Collector, Landscape Architect, Health and Safety Inspector, Health Promoter, Quarantine Officer, Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator, Geospatial Specialist, Dairy Herd Manager

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 Tags

Environmental Scientist, Environmental Consultant, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Zoologist, Marine Biologist, DoC Ranger, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Urban/Regional Planner, Meteorologist, Energy/Carbon Auditor, Environmental Engineer, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Fishery Officer, Water Quality Scientist, Journalism/Media, Sustainable Business


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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.