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A Review of Acid DepositionOnce the material has been reviewed, use this questions to check understanding.Download a copy of the questions here.Student ReviewExplain how acid deposition is formed.burning of fossil fuels in transportation, industry and electricity generating plants;produces primary air pollutants of sulphur dioxide SO2 and nitrous oxides NOx; both react with water in the atmosphere...
Views on WaterReading the Siemens Green City Index (this opens a pdf document) recently I was interested to learn that the study rated different cities on water for different environmental indicators. Access to clean water was not the only indicator in use. They rated water consumption, system leakages, wastewater system treatment and water efficiency and treatment policies. This meant that Zurich,...
Quite a while ago, I developed quizlets on each subtopic which included key definitions and concepts. I missed the definitions in the latest subject guide (I believe they will make a reappearance in the next guide) and though students needed these. I've also found that my students aren't great at learning key pieces of knowledge - they are great are explaining ideas but not setting the scene...
On this page we have instructions about how to set your students up to use the ESS website and how to make the most of some of the opportunities it offers. I use the website in every lesson, using the project mode to show students what we are going to be doing or to watch the videos or as a presentation.My students use the site independently and I've included a student guide to the site here too.Introduction...
Species and PopulationsTo start this new unit I begin with some simple definitions then tackle the fundamental and realised niche. I find this brings students straight into the world of ecology, actively using words that can be hard to understand without a context.I follow the niche work with some more definitions again followed by a practical activity on biotic interactions to start students thinking...
Communities and EcosystemsI teach this sub-topic immediately following 2.1. They naturally flow from one to the next idea. I have enjoyed re-imagining how I teach ecology since the last version of the ESS syllabus. I focus less on learning vocabulary and more on the concepts behind the topic. This has been helped by the syllabus. I have also tried to use as many constructive activities as possible.Following...
Sustainability: An IntroductionInitially I combined this Sub-Topic with 8.1 as an introduction to Human Societies and resource use but due to forced circumstances (time pressures) it has moved to a separate small unit preceding sub-topic 8.2. There is a lot of overlap with Topic 8 and you may be able to save some time by teaching the two sub-topics together. It is also an important opportunity to...
Flows of Energy and MatterThis sub-topic links to the very idea of systems when we try to understand what happens to the energy that enters the earth's global systems and how does it flow through the system. Is it transferred or transformed in the system. Does it provide usual energy for work or is it lost as usual energy in the form of entropy. This comes to the hear to the first and second laws...
Humans and PollutionI'm still not quite sure where is the best place to teach this content. Initially I thought I'd place it together with climate change but I've changed my mind and at the moment I think it may go nicely with my unit on resource use. I certainly used the pollution management model while teaching about resource use. At the moment I've placed it as a little two week...
Topic 2: Ecosystems and EcologyThere are five sub-topics in this topic. You may need to think carefully about whether you split this topic into several units and also split over time in order to maximise your access to fieldwork opportunities.I have chosen to group 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3 to break up what would be an enormous unit and also to maximise time when I can take students outside for fieldwork in...
This website provides an extensive range of rich resources that are implementation ready. There is something for everyone in here. Both new and experienced teachers will find value, ranging from practical lab activities as well as online database/simulation...
I really love that you have so many activities and video that would engage in classes. All the teaching material are ready to use; and the tests and annotated marking of works are super helpful!
Very comprehensive overview of the course. As an experienced ESS Teacher, it was still useful to see new/additional resources and to have everything in a resource. I have used InThinking for IB DP Chemistry before and do use it regularly as a teacher....
10 November 2019
Quite a while ago, I developed quizlets on each subtopic which included key definitions and concepts. I missed the definitions in the latest... more
13 Nov Rosalyn Manio
Mini Case Study - The Nilethan you so much Laura and Zoe :)
12 Nov Erin Frye
2.3 Flows of Energy and MatterAre the slides for 2.3 (there are 2 different presentations in the materials) available for download?
12 Nov Jennifer Baldacci
2.2 Drawing Ecological PyramidsI guess I just wasn't expecting to make such a tiny graph. Do you also take the 10m2 into consideration? What units would you use for these numbers? Sorry for the delay - no alert comes to let me know you answered the question.
12 Nov Zaigham Zia
Revision Poster AnswersHey, This is Great. Can you please make this available to be downloaded as .pdf file?
11 Nov Larysa Darchuk
7.1 The Great Energy TransitionDear, Zoe and Laura, could you please upload proper answers for this student task? because for a few questions in the list answers are not clear.
11 Nov Clemencia Lasso
1.4 Comparing EIAsHi Zoe. Can you please share it with me. Thanks firstname.lastname@example.org
11 Nov Zoe Badcock
1.4 Comparing EIAsFor all - please know that there is no magic in the shared document - it's just what my students messily tried to extract from research. The important learning was how the processes of an EIA can be impacted by the country with corruption or...
11 Nov Zoe Badcock
1.4 Comparing EIAsOk Wendy and Madhumita - shared.
11 Nov Zoe Badcock
Paper 1 practiceHi, Laura did this one so I'm sure she's working on this and will share soon.
11 Nov MADHUMITA CHATTERJEE
1.4 Comparing EIAsHi Zoe .Can you please share it with me.Thanks! email@example.com
11 Nov Rachel Bartlett
Paper 1 practiceHi, have you got answers for this case study like you've done for the Nile case study. thanks
10 Nov Zoe Badcock
6.4 Acid Deposition - A ReviewOk it's now corrected