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STAGE 6 EARTH and ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

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The Stage 6 Earth and Environmental Science course explores the Earth’s renewable and nonrenewable resources and also environmental issues. An understanding of the Earth’s resources and the ability to live sustainably on the planet is a central purpose of the study of Earth and Environmental Science.

The course uses the Working Scientifically skills to develop knowledge through the application of those skills. Students engage with inquiry questions to explore knowledge of the Earth. They also undertake practical and secondary-sourced investigations to acquire a deeper understanding of the Earth’s features and naturally occurring phenomena and cycles. Fieldwork is an integral part of these investigation processes.

 

Year 11 Course

Modules

Module 1 – Earth’s Resources

Module 2 – Plate Tectonics

Module 3 – Energy Transformations

Module 4 – Human Impacts

 

Assessment Tasks

Task 1 –

Task 2 –

Task 3 – Yearly Examination

 

Year 12 (HSC) Course

Modules

Module 5 – Earth’s Processes

Module 6 – Hazards

Module 7 – Climate Science

Module 8 – Resource Management

 

Assessment Tasks

Task 1 –

Task 2 – Modules’ Test

Task 3 –

Task 4 – Yearly Examination