Level 3 Earth & Space Science
Teacher in Charge: Ms L. Barton
In level 3 we look outside our own solar system at the possibility of life elsewhere in space, along with having a more academic focus on how our own atmosphere and oceans work - where the heat energy transfers occur and the implications for ocean currents and extremes of weather.
This subject works well with Geography and expands on some of the learning from level 2.
You will learn to:
• investigate a current isue in an Earth and Space science context that has an impact on individuals and society
• collect scientific information from a variety of sources and report on an investigation
• investigate an astronomical event, discovery or phenomena and explain the science behind this event
• research and understand a range of methods used to date geological events
• link oceanic composition, currents, tides and cycles with phenomena such as El Nino and La Nina
• link atmospheric composition, currents, convection transport and cycles with phenomena such as trends in climate change
Students need to be aware that AS91389 is also assessed in 13CHE
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Workbook approximately $30, Biozone online ESS Academy $12, Field trip $15.
Recommended Prior LearningStudents must have achieved 12 credits in any of 12ESS, 12CHE, 12BIO, 12PHY including *at least one external achievement standard*
Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 23
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.