Grade 11 Environmental Science

PREREQUISITE: Science, Grade 10, Applied or Academic

GRADE: 11 (University/College)

AVAILABILITY: Full-time, Part-time, Private and Online

Grade 11 Environmental Science 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. In Grade 11 Environmental Science, students will increase their scientific and environmental literacy and examine the interrelationships between science, the environment, and society in a variety of areas.

UNIT ONE

Scientific Solutions to Contemporary Environmental Challenges

Essential Question: How can I manipulate my lifestyle to positively impact the environment?

  • In this unit, students will analyze social and economic issues related to environmental change and how society influences the scientific, environmental endeavours. Students will also investigate a range of perspectives that have contributed to scientific, environmental knowledge and procedures that are applied to address environmental problems. Students will gain an understanding of contemporary environmental challenges and how they can learn about them.

UNIT TWO

Human Health and the Environment

Essential Question: How can I reduce my carbon footprint?

  • In this unit, students will analyze governmental and non-governmental initiatives that are intended to reduce the environmental factors on human health. They will also explore environmental factors that affect human health and demonstrate an understanding of various environmental factors that can affect human health, and how these factors can be reduced.

UNIT THREE

Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry

Essential Question: Why is sustainable agriculture most beneficial to the environment?

  • In this unit, students will evaluate the impact of agricultural and forestry practices on human health, the economy and the environment. They will investigate conditions that are necessary for plant growth (soil components for various species and environmentally sustainable methods to promote growth). Students will learn about the conditions for plant growth, to promote growth, that are environmentally sustainable.

UNIT FOUR

Reducing and Managing Waste

Essential Question: How can I effectively alter my waste practices to reduce and manage waste?

  • In this unit, students will analyze the economic, political and environmental consideration that affect waste management strategies. They will investigate the effectiveness of waste management practices and gain an understanding of the types of waste and strategies for its management.

UNIT FIVE

Conservation of Energy

Essential Question: What impact do I have on local energy conservation? national energy conservation? global energy conservation?

  • In this unit, students will assess the impact on society and the environment of the use of renewable and non-renewable energy sources, propose a plan to reduce energy consumption, investigate various methods of conserving energy and improving energy efficiency. Students will also gain an understanding of energy production, consumption and conservation.

FINAL EXAM

Proctored Exam30% of Final Grade

  • This exam is the final evaluation of this course. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be two hours.