Environmental Science: SVN3M (Grade 11, University/College Preparation)

Availability
Semester 2
Prerequisite
Grade 10 Science
Credit Value
1.0

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge of and skills relating to environmental science that will help them succeed in life after secondary school. Students will explore a range of topics, including the role of science in addressing contemporary environmental challenges; the impact of the environment on human health; sustainable agriculture and forestry; the reduction and management of waste; and the conservation of energy. Students will increase their scientific and environmental literacy and examine the interrelationships between science, the environment, and society in a variety of areas.

This course is comprised of five units, each of which has five activities and a sixth unit consisting of the final summative evaluation. The first five units are term work; the final unit is the culminating task.

Unit 1: Environmental Issues in Today’s Society

Activity 1
Current Environmental Issues
Activity 2
Using Science to Solve Environmental Problems
Activity 3
The Human Factor in Environmental Issues
Activity 4
How do Environmental Challenges Influence Science?
Activity 5
Summative Evaluation

Unit 2: Human Health and the Environment

Activity 1
Pollutants and Environmental Contaminants
Activity 2
Environmental Factors and Human Health
Activity 3
Reducing Exposure to Environmental Contaminants
Activity 4
Vulnerable Populations and Government Initiatives
Activity 5
Summative Evaluation

Unit 3: Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry

Activity 1
Soil and Requirements for Plant Growth
Activity 2
Improving and Maintaining Soil Structure
Activity 3
Agricultural Practices and Regulations
Activity 4
Maintaining Biodiversity and Long-term Crop Productivity
Activity 5
Summative Evaluation

Unit 4: Reducing and Managing Waste

Activity 1
Categories of Waste
Activity 2
Processing Solid, Liquid, and Gaseous Waste
Activity 3
Collection and Storage of Waste
Activity 4
Science, Technology, and Waste Management Strategies
Activity 5
Summative Evaluation

Unit 5: Conservation of Energy

Activity 1
Environmental Impact of Energy Sources
Activity 2
Types of Renewable and Non-renewable Energy
Activity 3
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Activity 4
Science, Technology, and Reducing Energy Consumption
Activity 5
Summative Evaluation

Unit 6: Final Summative Evaluation

Activity 1
Culminating Activity
Activity 2
Written Examination