Level 3 Environmental Science*

Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

"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.
  • Socioscientific issues, possibly exploring predator proof fences.
  • Use reflection and analysis during investigations.
  • Undertake and evaluate a personal action.
  • Collect, process and interpret data to draw conclusions.
  • Take measures to sustain or improve an environment and to improve biodiversity.
  • Understand that scientific evidence informs decisions that impact on people and the environment.
  • Develop a strategy for a local organisation that will contribute to a sustainable future.

Year Levels/Departments:

Science, Seniors

Resources Required

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