Earth and Environmental Science A and B

SACE Stage 1

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Earth and Environmental Science A and B

Earth and Environmental Science

SACE Stage 1

10 or 20 credits


Students become familiar with the composition and processes involved in the creation of the Earth around us. The subject involves the study of four interacting systems: the geosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere and emphasises the way in which the Earth generates environments and how organisms respond to changing environments. This subject is part of the GeoFutures Education Program, a partnership between Thebarton Senior College and members of the mining and gas/oil exploration industry. Course work involves extensive use of mobile technology including iPads.

Course Content
Assessment
Further Info
Overview
Earth and Environmental Science A

  • Composition of the Geosphere
  • Significance of the Biosphere
  • Turbulent Earth

Earth and Environmental Science B

  • Processes in the Geosphere
  • Importance of the Hydrosphere
  • The Earth's Atmosphere

Pathways

Skills and Applications tasks 25%
Investigations Folio
75%

Delivery

Earth and Environmental Science A includes a compulsory camp in semester 1.

Both Earth and Environmental Science A and B include compulsory field trips and excursions involving walking and physical activity.