Grade 11 Science: Environmental Science

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Teacher: Jordan
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Section 1 - Lithosphere

1 Lesson 1 - Introduction 00:00

Introduction to Environmental Science course outlining all lessons and areas that will be covered.

2 Lesson 2 - Geological Time-scale 00:00

Exploring the geological timescale, from the formation of Earth to the present day.

3 Lesson 2 - Revew 10:38

Question sheet review for lesson 2.

4 Lesson 3 - Landform Processes 14:31

Covers large movements over land such as glaciers, magma, and eroded rock formations.

5 Lesson 3 - Review 00:00

Question sheet review for lesson 3.

6 Lesson 4 - Geomorphology 11:04

A look at how the Earth has been formed and changed by large scale processes.

7 Lesson 4 - Review 08:42

Question sheet review for lesson 4.

8 Lesson 5 - Geophysics 00:00

Don't let the name fool you! Geophysics at the basic level is simply a study of natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, monsoons, and tsunamis.

9 Lesson 5 - Review 00:00

Question sheet review for lesson 5.

10 Lesson 6 - Plate Tectonics 00:00

Discussing the massive plates that underlie the continents and oceans and how they move over time.

11 Lesson 6 - Review 09:17

Question sheet review for lesson 6.

Section 2 - Atmosphere

12 Lesson 7 - Atmosphere & Hydrosphere 12:15

Exploring the life-enabling gaseous blanket that surrounds Earth and the water that covers nearly three-quarters of the planet surface.

13 Lesson 7 - Review 00:00

Question sheet review for lesson 7.

14 Lesson 8 - Ozone 11:47

An in-depth look at one of the specific molecules that exist in Earth's atmosphere.

15 Lesson 8 - Review 00:00

Question sheet review for lesson 8.

16 Lesson 9 - Weather & Climate 13:00

Explaining the difference between weather and climate.

17 Lesson 9 - Review 09:40

Question sheet review for lesson 9.

18 Lesson 10 - Climate Change 16:01

A breakdown of the science behind climate change and the possible future it may bring.

19 Lesson 10 - Review 11:56

Question sheet review for lesson 10.

20 Lesson 11 - Greenhouse Effect on Mars & Venus 00:00

A comparative look at opposing greenhouse effects on Earth's two closest neighbors, and how we might be able to learn from these processes more about the greenhouse effects on Earth.

21 Lesson 11 - Review 09:40

Question sheet review for lesson 11.

Section 3 - Biosphere

22 Lesson 12 - Ecosystems 16:23

Exploring differing natural ecosystems.

23 Lesson 12 - Review 09:32

Question sheet review for lesson 12.

24 Lesson 13 - Biodiversity 13:16

Underscoring the importance of biodiversity.

25 Lesson 13 - Review 09:04

Question sheet review for lesson 13.

26 Lesson 14 - Rainforests & Deserts 12:22

Comparing two very opposing biomes.

27 Lesson 14 - Review 03:05

Question sheet review for lesson 14.

28 Lesson 15 - Coral Reefs 12:31

Exploring the most biodiverse areas underwater.

29 Lesson 15 - Review 00:00

Question sheet review for lesson 15.

30 Lesson 16 - Rivers & Lakes 14:03

Exploring these very important yet surprisingly limited areas considering the volume of water they comprise on Earth.

31 Lesson 16 - Review 10:26

Question sheet review for lesson 16.

32 Lesson 17 - Polar Caps 11:32

Examining the importance of keeping freshwater locked in these giant glaciers and icebergs - and what threats mass melting may induce.

33 Lesson 17 - Review 10:17

Question sheet review for lesson 17.

Section 4 - Anthroposphere

34 Lesson 18 - Formation of Natural Resources 11:07

Uncovering how natural resources were formed - a trip through geological history from the earliest forms of life up until modern over-exploitation of buried fuels.

35 Lesson 18 - Review 10:16

Question sheet review for lesson 18.

36 Lesson 19 - Natural Resources Management 00:00

Examining issues and best practices associated with natural resources management (NRM).

37 Lesson 19 - Review 00:00

Question sheet review for lesson 19.

38 Lesson 20 - Sustainable Development 12:19

Covering humanity's attempt to pursue economic and material gains while preserving the environment and finite resources for future use.

39 Lesson 20 - Review 00:00

Question sheet review for lesson 20.

40 Lesson 21 - Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) 00:00

Outlining what EIAs entail.

41 Lesson 21 - Review 00:00

Question sheet review for lesson 21.

42 Lesson 22 - Environmental Remediation 12:07

Outlining steps to restore and reclaim land after projects or man-made disasters.

43 Lesson 22 - Review 00:00

Question sheet review for lesson 22.

Course Description:

This is a challenging and exciting course that covers basic environmental science topics as well as more advanced concepts. Long-term geological changes, landscape features, climate, biodiversity, and human impacts are some of the main themes that will be covered. The course is broken down into four sections that mimic four of the spheres of the Earth: Lithosphere, Atmosphere, Biosphere, and Anthroposphere.  

Section 1 focuses on processes related to the lithosphere, or the outer surface of the planet. Section 2 focuses on processes related to the atmosphere and the hydrosphere, or the surrounding air and water enveloping the planet. Section 3 focuses on the biosphere, or the living systems on Earth. Section 4 focuses on the anthroposphere, or the human impact on all the aforementioned spheres of the Earth.

This course is taught by an experienced classroom and field studies teacher with two master of science degrees in environmental science and sustainable environmental resources management. Drawing on academic knowledge and field experience, these lessons provide an interesting and accessible look into the important field of environmental science.


Course Goals:

With knowledge and clarity gained from environmental science concepts this course will not only improve student literacy in key scientific areas, it will help foster a broader understanding of environmental issues in the real world. Upon completion of this course the successful student will be able to identify the different geological eras, understand the science behind climate change, understand the importance of biodiversity and ecosystems, know the difference between landform processes and geomorphology, and have a deeper understanding of how human activities affect the Earth.


Target Audience:

The target audience is 10th, 11th, or 12th grade students who have basic scientific literacy skills and are interested in applied sciences.


Course Requirements:

The student will complete 22 full lessons, each with two components consisting of a regular lesson and a review lesson. Successful completion of a quiz after each lesson is needed in order to move on to the next course. Completion of a worksheet for each lesson is also mandatory. Worksheets will be reviewed in the second component of each lesson.


Course Includes:

  • Over 7.5 hours of video lessons and review video lessons
  • 22 Lessons
  • 22 Quizzes
  • 22 Worksheets
  • Lesson slides reviewing each lesson
  • Worksheet reviews for each lesson
  • Additional parent resources: course outline and answer key for each quiz


Course Topics: 

  • Introduction
  • Geological Time-scale
  • Landform Processes
  • Geomorphology
  • Geophysics
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Atmosphere & Hydrosphere
  • Ozone
  • Weather & Climate
  • Climate Change
  • Greenhouse Effect on Mars & Venus
  • Ecosystems
  • Biodiversity
  • Rainforests & Deserts
  • Coral Reefs
  • Rivers & Lakes
  • Polar Caps
  • Formation of Natural Resources
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Sustainable Development
  • Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA)
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Teacher: Jordan
  • Areas of expertise: Environmental science; Conservation; Ecology; Geography; Cosmology
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts, Geography | Master of Science, Integrated Science and Technology | Master of Science, Sustainable Environmental Resources Management
  • Interests: Nature, tropical rainforests, theoretical and particle physics, surfing, sports, music, different cultures
  • Skills: Fieldwork in remote areas; experiential education in remote areas; wilderness survival; relate very well to students; former elite athlete
  • Associations: International Institute for Sustainable Development; Ecology Project International; Iwokrama International Center for Rainforest Conservation and Development
  • Issues I care about: Progressive conservation; sustainable development; environmental literacy; scientific literacy; quality education; healthy living; fitness; nutrition;

Science and geography educator, conservation scientist, adventurer - these are the things that I focus my time and energy on. I have spent several years living in the rainforests and coasts of Central and South America, educating students with hands-on, experiential methods. On top of teaching, I was in tropical forests and coral reefs doing field work, collecting data, monitoring, and working with conservation initiatives. I have taught students from 9th grade all the way up to seniors in university. My experience living, working, and studying in 6 countries helps to give a unique perspective on the science and geography lessons I teach, and students can benefit from first hand knowledge which is sometimes lacking in traditional classrooms. Educating is my passion and I believe it is imperative for youth to have the scientific literacy that is necessary to go forward in life. It is my mission to help get them there.

Test Study Document

Digital Quizzes and Tests Answer Keys Document

Grade 11 Science - Environmental Science - COURSE OUTLINE

Course outline covering all the sections and lessons covered in Environmental Science.

Grade 11 Science - Environmental Science - ANSWER SHEET FOR QUIZZES

This sheet contains all of the correct answers for each quiz that follows every lesson.
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