Course name: Environmental Science Course code: (SVN3E)

Grade 11    1.0 Credit

Course type:    Workplace Preparation

Course description: This course provides you with the fundamental knowledge of and skills relating to environmental science that will help you succeed in work and life after secondary school. You will explore a range of topics, including the impact of human activities on the environment; human health and the environment; energy conservation; resource science and management; and safety and environmental responsibility in the workplace. Emphasis is placed on relevant, practical applications and current topics in environmental science, with attention to the refinement of your literacy and mathematical literacy skills as well as the development of your scientific and environmental literacy.
SVN3EJ: Environmental Science
Course description: This course provides you with the fundamental knowledge of and skills relating to environmental science that will help you succeed in work and life after secondary school. You will explore a range of topics, including the impact of human activities on the environment; human health and the environment; energy conservation; resource science and management; and safety and environmental responsibility in the workplace. Emphasis is placed on relevant, practical applications and current topics in environmental science, with attention to the refinement of your literacy and mathematical literacy skills as well as the development of your scientific and environmental literacy.

Course Lessons

This course is designed for independent study.
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30 Lessons

6 Lessons

1.1   Discovering biodiversity

1.2   Understanding water

1.3   Investigating soil

1.4   Exploring air

1.5   Culminating activity – Part 1

1.6   Unit 1 Assessment - Human impact on biodiversity

6 Lessons

2.1   Examining environmental contaminants

2.2   Discovering how to protect yourself

2.3   Exploring who is most at risk

2.4   Examining environmental events

2.5   Culminating activity - Part 2

2.6   Unit 2 Assessment - Human health and the environment

6 Lessons

3.1   Discovering energy sources

3.2   Exploring renewable energy trends

3.3   Examining energy use in the home

3.4   Conserving Energy

3.5   Culminating activity – Part 3

3.6   Unit 3 Assessment - Energy conservation

6 Lessons

4.1   Discovering natural resources in Canada

4.2   Investigating sustainability

4.3   Monitoring biodiversity

4.4   Looking closer at human impact

4.5   Culminating Activity – Part 4

4.6   Unit 4 Assessment - Natural resource management

6 Lessons

5.1   Comprehending safety in the workplace

5.2   Examining WHMIS and HHPS

5.3   Understanding hazardous materials in the workplace

5.4   Reducing Waste in the Workplace

5.5   Unit 5 Assessment - Safe and responsible environments

5.6   Culminating activity - Final