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Environmental Science, Grade 11 University/College Preparation SVN3M

Scientific and Research Skills

Demonstrate scientific investigation skills (related to both inquiry and research) in the four areas of skills (initiating and planning, performing and recording, analysing and interpreting, and communicating)

Identify and describe careers related to the fields of science under study, and describe the contributions of scientists, including Canadians, to those fields.

Scientific Solutions to Contemporary Environmental Challenges

Analyse social and economic issues related to an environmental challenge, and how societal needs influence scientific endeavors related to the environment

Investigate a range of perspectives that have contributed to scientific knowledge about the environment, and how scientific knowledge and procedures are applied to address contemporary environmental problems

Demonstrate an understanding of major contemporary environmental challenges and how we acquire knowledge about them

Human Health and the Environment

Analyse initiatives, both governmental and non-governmental, that are intended to reduce the impact of environmental factors on human health

Investigate environmental factors that can affect human health, and analyse related data

Demonstrate an understanding of various environmental factors that can affect human health, and explain how the impact of these factors can be reduced

Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry

Evaluate the impact of agricultural and forestry practices on human health, the economy, and the environment

Investigate conditions necessary for plant growth, including the soil components most suitable for various species, and various environmentally sustainable methods that can be used to promote growth

Demonstrate an understanding of conditions required for plant growth and of a variety of environmentally sustainable practices that can be used to promote growth

Reducing and Managing Waste

Analyse economic, political, and environmental considerations affecting waste management strategies

Investigate the effectiveness of various waste management practices

Demonstrate an understanding of the nature and types of waste and strategies for its management

Conservation of Energy

Assess the impact on society and the environment of the use of various renewable and non-renewable energy sources, and propose a plan to reduce energy consumption

Investigate various methods of conserving energy and improving energy efficiency

Demonstrate an understanding of energy production, consumption, and conservation with respect to a variety of renewable and non-renewable sources