Course name: Environmental Science Course code: (SVN3M)

Grade 11    1.0 Credit

Course type:    University / College Preparation

Course description: This course provides you with the fundamental knowledge of and skills relating to environmental science that will help you succeed in life after secondary school. You will explore a range of topics, including the role of science in addressing contemporary environmental challenges; the impact of the environment on human health; sustainable agriculture and forestry; the reduction and management of waste; and the conservation of energy. You will increase your scientific and environmental literacy and examine the interrelationships between science, the environment, and society in a variety of areas.
SVN3MJ: 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 life after secondary school. You will explore a range of topics, including the role of science in addressing contemporary environmental challenges; the impact of the environment on human health; sustainable agriculture and forestry; the reduction and management of waste; and the conservation of energy. You will increase your scientific and environmental literacy and examine the interrelationships between science, the environment, and society in a variety of areas.

Course Lessons

This course is designed for independent study.
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24 Lessons

6 Lessons

1.1   1.1 Determining air quality

1.2   1.2 Exploring health hazards of heavy metal pollutants

1.3   1.3 Investigating the indoor environment

1.4   1.4 Keeping our water safe

1.5   1.5 Making positive changes

1.6   1.6 Assessment

6 Lessons

2.1   2.1 Learning about pests and pesticides

2.2   2.2 Exploring soil - it’s not just dirt!

2.3   2.3 Investigating sustainable agricultural practices

2.4   2.4 Managing our Forests

2.5   2.5 Maintaining biodiversity in urban landscapes

2.6   2.6 Unit 2 Assessment

6 Lessons

3.1   3.1 What is waste?

3.2   3.2 Exploring the base of the pyramid Landfills and incineration

3.3   3.3 Looking at the top of the pyramid The 3Rs

3.4   3.4 Learning about hard to manage waste

3.5   3.5 Looking to the future

3.6   3.6 Unit 3 Assessment

6 Lessons

4.1   4.1 Exploring conventional methods of energy production

4.2   4.2 Investigating alternative methods of energy production

4.3   4.3 Measuring electrical energy consumption

4.4   4.4 Conserving and improving energy efficiency at home

4.5   4.5 Conserving and improving energy efficiency on the road

4.6   4.6 Assessment