Level 3 Science - Earth and Space Science (ESS301)
Teacher in Charge: M. Blackburn
This course looks at planet Earth and the Universe. Understanding how the Earth systems (Oceans, atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere) are inter-related and how “man” interacts with these. The standards are taken from the Earth and Space Science learning area allows a variety of contexts to be studied.
The course looks at current issues that are relevant to NZ and our Pacific neighbours eg sea level rise, earthquakes, how changes in climate are a result of global warming. How scientist use current technologies to investigate our local star cluster.
Investigate a socio-scientific issue in an Earth and Space Science context
Investigate an aspect of astronomy
TOPIC 2 Continued
Carry out an independent practical Earth and Space Science investigation
Investigate the evidence related to dating geological event(s)
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
1 x 1B5 exercise book,
Recommended Prior Learning
Level 3 Earth Space Science is open to all students completing their Level 3 year. It is recommended that student have Level 2 English and either have 12 credits at Level 1 Science or completed a level 2 course. Students that have not completed a Level 2 Science course are advised to speak with the HOD Science before selecting.
Four internal standards are offered (16 credits). A choice of an external standard with the removal of one internal standard for students wishing to gain an endorsement. Earth and Space Science is an approved subject for entry into university.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Term: 3, Week: 2
Term: 1, Week: 7
Term: 2, Week: 4
Term: 3, Week: 9
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 16
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.