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Level 2 Earth Space Science

Level 2

Course Code: 2SSCE
Who can I talk to: Mrs Wild

Through a range of practical earth science investigations and research students will develop their self-management and ability to communicate with others. Students will also develop critical thinking skills as they link field work observations to theory. Students will explore the use of a range of scientific symbols and vocabulary.

Course Information

What Knowledge Will I Develop?

Students will develop an understanding of the causes of natural hazards using examples around Aotearoa such as the Tarawera eruption. Students will gain investigation skills as they analyse data to deduce complex trends and relationships about rocket flights. Students will analyse the suitability of scientific texts to explain the extinction of dinosaurs. Students will explain nature and life cycles and their interactions with human activity on Earth.

How Will The Course Contribute To My Qualification?

Code Title Credits Internal External Core Optional L1 Literacy L1 Numeracy UE Reading UE Writing Date
91192 Demonstrate understanding of extreme events 4 y 10-01-2021
91191 Demonstrate understanding of stars and planetary systems 4 y y y 15-10-2021
91190 Investigate how organisms survive in an extreme environment 4 y y y 29-10-2021
91189 Investigate geological processes in a New Zealand locality 4 y y y 30-07-2021
91188 Examine an Earth and Space Science issue and the validity of the information communicated to the public 4 y y 26-03-2021
91187 Carry out a practical Earth and Space Science investigation 4 y y y y 12-03-2021
Credits: 20
Does this course provide a pathway to University Entrance? Yes

Entry Requirements

All students welcome.

Course Related Costs

Overnight trip expenses will be requested.

Companion Subjects

Another Science subject.

Subject Combination Notes

Not applicable