Environmental Science Unit 1 & 2
This subject takes threads from all scientific disciplines to explore how Earth’s dynamic systems are inter-connected to support life, and at what affects the Earth’s capacity to support that life.
Inter-relationships within ecological communities are investigated analysing the flow of energy and nutrients that make up food webs and energy pyramids.
Students will examine:
the processes and relationships between natural systems to understand local and global ecosystems;
analyse the changes to Earth’s systems over time by the changes they make to the biome;
investigate how data, modelling and technology are used to provide innovative management solution;
and how pollution needs to be managed to ensure food and water security.
Who is it for?
This subject is for students who are interested in how all of the living things on earth are supported by what happens in the air, in the water and in the ground.
It is for students who like to learn about what threatens the viability of ecosystems and want to learn how to deal with environmental challenges
What do you do?
Setting up pollution model using household materials
Completing a scientific poster
What skills do you need?
An interest in learning scientific thinking
What skills do you develop?
Knowledge of scientific processes
knowledge in how environmental science continues to change, in response to new evidence, discoveries and thinking.
Capacity to critically assess the strengths and the limitations of science, respect evidence-based conclusions and gain an awareness of the ethical contexts of scientific endeavours, including sociocultural, economic, political and legal factors.
individual and collaborative science inquiry skills
Things to think about
Completion of Year 10 Science
Things you can do now
Follow the Australian Climate Council