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TOPIC 1: FOUNDATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS AND SOCIETIES

Teaching Hours: 16

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1.1: Environmental Value Systems

1.2: Systems and Models

1.3: Energy and Equilibria

1.4: Sustainability

1.5: Humans and Pollution
 

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TOPIC 2: ECOSYSTEMS AND ECOLOGY

Teaching Hours: 25

2.1: Species and Populations

2.2: Communities and Ecosystems

2.3: Flow of Energy and Matter

2.4: Biomes, Zonation and Succession

2.5: Investigating Ecosystems

 

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Interactive: Seasons

Interactive: World Wind Map

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TOPIC 3: BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION

Teaching Hours: 13

3.1: An Introduction to Biodiversity

3.2: Origins of Biodiversity

3.3: Threats to Biodiversity

3.4: Conservation of Biodiversity

 

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Interactive: Peppered Moths

Interactive: Ancient Earth Globe

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TOPIC 4: WATER AND AQUATIC FOOD PRODUCTION SYSTEMS AND SOCIETIES

Teaching Hours: 15

4.1: Introduction to Water Systems

4.2: Access to Fresh Water

4.3: Aquatic Food Production Systems

4.4: Water Pollution

 

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TOPIC 5: SOIL SYSTEMS AND TERRESTRIAL FOOD PRODUCTION SYSTEMS AND SOCIETIES

5.1: Introduction to Soil Systems

5.2: Terrestrial Food Production Systems and Food Choices

5.3: Soil Degradation and Conservation
 

Teaching Hours: 12

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TOPIC 6: ATMOSPHERIC SYSTEMS AND SOCIETIES

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6.1: Introduction to the Atmosphere

6.2: Stratospheric Ozone

6.3: Photochemical Smog

6.4: Acid Deposition

 

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Teaching Hours: 10

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TOPIC 7: CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY PRODUCTION

Teaching Hours: 13

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7.1: Energy Choices and Security

7.2: Climate Change - Causes and Impacts

7.3: Climate Change - Mitigation and Adaptation

 

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TOPIC 8: HUMAN SYSTEMS AND RESOURCE USE

Teaching Hours: 16

8.1: Human Population Dynamics 

8.2: Resource Use in Society

8.3: Solid Domestic Waste

8.4: Human Population Carrying Capacity
 

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