Year 13 Environmental Science
Teacher in Charge: C. Wati
Environmental Biology has a conservation and action focus. In this course students will evaluate measures that may be taken to sustain and/or improve a biophysical environment. This will include fieldtrips to Limestone Island and Bream Head. Students will explore the socio-scientific issue of predator proof fences and integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response. Students will have an opportunity to complete a personal action that contributes to a sustainable future and evaluate it. They will also develop a strategy for an organisation that will contribute to a sustainable future. Linking back to New Zealand’s unique biodiversity, the students will explore the evolutionary processes leading to speciation which includes a fieldtrip to Auckland Zoo.
• Collecting and processing data
• Drawing conclusions
• Constructing action plans for a sustainable future
• Thinking skills
• Writing skills
Contributions and Equipment
Specific requirements for this class are:
1 1B5 Exercise Book
SciPad - (optional) available from Officemax
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22
This course is University approved and will allow you to meet the requirements for University Entrance.