Year 11 Science - Environmental & Marine Science

Course Description

Students will explore the impact of humans on our environment, looking at the challenges facing our marine and terrestrial environments. Working alongside Experience Marine Reserves (EMR) students have the opportunity to experience marine conservation in action by participating in marine monitoring and will investigate a local waterway to explore the quality of freshwaters and biodiversity management. This will enable students to gain a sense of connectedness to our local area/turangawaewae.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Understand that scientific knowledge can be applied to solve problems
  • Exploring the marine environment through beach surveys, snorkelling visits to marine reserves
  • Use reflection and analysis during investigations
  • Investigate the impact of human activity on a river environment and its living organisms
  • Collect, process and interpret data to draw conclusions
  • Investigate initiatives that contribute to a sustainable future.
  • Understand that scientific evidence informs decisions that impact on people and the environment.
  • Identify ways that individuals can take action to mitigate environmental harm.

Resources Required

1 x 1B8 exercise book