SVN3E Workplace Preparation
Environmental Science

Course Summary

Subject Area Subject: Science

Grade 11

SNC1D SNC1P or a Grade 9 or 10 locally developed compulsory credit (LDCC) course in science

1 Credit

5 Units, 30 learning activities

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge of and skills relating to environmental science that will help them succeed in work and life after secondary school. Students will explore a range of topics, including the impact of human activities on the environment; human health and the environment; energy conservation; resource science and management; and safety and environmental responsibility in the workplace. Emphasis is placed on relevant, practical applications and current topics in environmental science, with attention to the refinement of students’ literacy and mathematical literacy skills as well as the development of their scientific and environmental literacy.

Course outline

Learning Activity 1 Discovering biodiversity


Learning Activity 2 Understanding water

Learning Activity 3 Investigating soil

Learning Activity 4 Exploring air

Learning Activity 5 Culminating activity - Part 1

Learning Activity 6 Unit 1 Assessment - Human impact on biodiversity