Earth and Space Studies

SACE Stage 2

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Earth and Space Studies

Cross-disciplinary Studies

SACE Stage 2

20 credits


Earth and Space Studies explores the industries and sectors critical to Australia's scientific endeavor and growth, through the lens of Earth Science and Space Studies.

Students will have a greater understanding of the connections between the formation of the universe, our Earth, and the structures and resources shared between them.

Course Content
Assessment
Overview
Earth and Space Studies is organised around the following four topics:

  • Topic 1: Introduction to Astronomy and Industry
  • Topic 2: Geological Processes and Planetary Geology
  • Topic 3: Evolution of Stars and Rock and Mineral Identification
  • Topic 4: Satellites, Mining and Resources

Pathways

School Assessment
Commentary 30%
Group Project 20%
Presentation and Discussion 20%


External Assessment
Analysis 30%