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Grade 11

SVN3M-A  Environmental Science

Course Code: SVN3M-A

Grade 11, University / College Preparation, 1.0 credit

This course 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. Students will increase their scientific and environmental literacy and examine the interrelationships between science, the environment, and society in a variety of areas.


Ordering by Unit

Course units can be purchased individually.

Unit 1: Lessons 1-5

Lesson 1:
Sources and Types of Environmental Pollutants
Lesson 2:
Health Hazards of Heavy-Metal Pollutants
Lesson 3:
The Indoor Environment
Lesson 4:
Keeping Our Water Safe
Lesson 5:
Making Positive Changes

Unit 2: Lessons 6-10

Lesson 6:
Conventional Methods of Energy Production
Lesson 7:
Alternative Methods of Energy Production
Lesson 8:
Measuring Electrical Energy Consumption
Lesson 9:
Conservation and Improving Energy Efficiency at Home
Lesson 10:
Conservation and Improving Energy Efficiency on the Road

Unit 3: Lessons 11-15

Lesson 11:
What is Waste?
Lesson 12:
The Base of the Pyramid: Landfills and Incineration
Lesson 13:
The Top of the Pyramid: The 3 Rs
Lesson 14:
Hard-to-Manage Wastes
Lesson 15:
Looking to the Future

Unit 4: Lessons 16-20

Lesson 16:
Pests and Pesticides
Lesson 17:
Soil—It's Not Just Dirt
Lesson 18:
Sustainable Agricultural Practices
Lesson 19:
Forestry—Managing a Key Natural Resource
Lesson 20:
Greening the Urban Landscape
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