Stage 2 Marine and Environmental Science

LENGTH OF COURSE: Full Year

ASSUMED BACKGROUND: Either Stage 1 Marine Studies or Stage 1 Earth and Environmental Science

CURRICULUM CHARGES: $30 for speciality materials

CONTENT
Course content will be a selection of the following:

• The human causes and effect of climate change on ecosystems
• Renewable Energy options and their comparison to non-renewable sources
• Marine Ecosystems and Human Impact
• Types of conservation efforts in South Australia and how effective they are
• Types of pollution and the impact this has on ecosystems

ASSESSMENT TYPES

  • Connections (30%)
    Students will collaborate with their peers and local organisations to demonstrate their learning about climate change and sustainable energy resources
  •  Practical Inquiry (40%)
    Students will undertake field explorations at key local environments such as: Glenthorne National Park, Field River, Port Noarlunga Reef, Monarto Zoo, Botanic Gardens where they obtain data and write a formal response.
  •  EXTERNAL: Personal Endeavour (30%)
    Students undertake an individual practical inquiry or research inquiry to explore an issue relating to pollution in depth.