Level 2 Earth and Space Science 201

ESS201
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: N. Brock

Recommended Prior Learning

Students must have gained at least 10 credits from either a Science or Geography course at level 1. This course can be taken alongside any level 2 Biology, Chemistry, or Physics course. 



This course covers topics in geology, astronomy, and extreme events (such as earthquakes, tsunamis, etc), and how heat and light cause many of the effects we see on our planet.

Methods of Assessment:
3 External assessments worth 4 credits each
3 Internal assessments worth 4 credits each involving research and investigation of various ESS topics




Faculties:

Science



Pathway

Level 3 Earth and Space Science 301, Level 3 Science 302

Career Pathways

Environmental Scientist, Meteorologist, Geologist, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Energy/Carbon Auditor, Marine Engineer, Forestry Scientist, Marine Biologist, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Environmental Engineer, Geophysicist

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91188 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.2 - Examine an Earth and Space Science issue and the validity of the information communicated to the public
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91189 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.3 - Investigate geological processes in a New Zealand locality
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91190 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.4 - Investigate how organisms survive in an extreme environment
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91191 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the causes of extreme Earth events in New Zealand
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91192 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of stars and planetary systems
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91193 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of physical principles related to the Earth System
2
E
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Pathway Tags

climate studies, conservation, environmental studies, resource consultant, seismology, earth, astronomy, space astronomer, marine biology, marine biologist, geology, geologist, meteorology, meteorologist, tourism, resource management


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