2ENV

Level 2 Environmental Science

Course selection will be active in August.

Course Description

"Mō tātou te taiao ko te atawhai, mō tātou te taiao ko te oranga"

"It is for us to care for and look after the environment to ensure its wellbeing, in doing so we ensure our own wellbeing and that of our future generations"

Sustainability is a critical issue for New Zealand. We need to learn how to live smarter to reduce our impact on the environment for future generations.

In this course, students will learn about

  • the environment – water, land, ecosystems, energy, waste, urban living, transportation

  • the interactions between the natural environment and human activities, and the consequences of these

  • the choices and actions we can take to prevent, reduce, or change harmful activities to the environment.


Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Understand that scientific knowledge can be applied to solve problems.
  • Undertake a personal action on a sustainable issue.
  • Use reflection and analysis during investigations.
  • Look at the consequences of human activity on the environment.
  • Collect, process and interpret data to draw conclusions.
  • How much waste do we produce at home and as a school?
  • Understand that scientific evidence informs decisions that impact on people and the environment .
  • Report on environmental impacts of primary production.


Resources Required

1x 1E5 exercise book OR 30 page clearfile
1x Refill pad

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90810 v3
NZQA Info
Education for Sustainability 2.1 - Undertake a personal action, with reflection, that contributes to a sustainable future
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90811 v3
NZQA Info
Education for Sustainability 2.2 - Explain how human activity in a biophysical environment has consequences for a sustainable future
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91298 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.10 - Report on the environmental impact of the production of a locally produced primary product

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91734 v2
NZQA Info
Education for Sustainability 2.5 - Develop a collaborative response that promotes a sustainable future, in relation to a current issue
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 14
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 10
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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