12 Earth and Space Science

12ESS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms G. Thomas

This course covers a wide range of topics including:

  • How stars and planetary systems are formed and change through their life cycles
  • The interactions between Earth’s four spheres - geosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and atmosphere
  • A practical investigation into an aspect of Earth and Space Science and how this relates to natural phenomena
  • Research into extreme environments on Earth, under the oceans and in Space and the adaptations and/or technologies which enable animals and humans to survive
  • How energy from the sun and the centre of the Earth drives important earth cycles and processes.
  • Exploring contemporary Earth and Space Science issues and how they are portrayed by the media

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Workbook $26 plus possible field trip to Auckland Observatory


Recommended Prior Learning

Year 11 Earth and Space Science is desirable.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91187 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.1 - Carry out a practical Earth and Space Science investigation
2
I
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91188 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.2 - Examine an Earth and Space Science issue and the validity of the information communicated to the public
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91190 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.4 - Investigate how organisms survive in an extreme environment
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91192 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of stars and planetary systems
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91193 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of physical principles related to the Earth System
2
E
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Pathway Tags

Astronomy, Meteorology, Environmental Management, Conservation, Geology, Climate Science, Marine Science


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