IB Environmental Systems and Societies

Teacher: Caroline
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0. Introduction to Course

1 Introduction to Course 04:32

An introduction to the instructor and a look at the units we will cover in environmental systems and societies

2 Introduction to IB 06:17

Background on IB scoring and the IB program

3 IB Command Terms and Writing Tips 04:07

A brief overview of the command terms and writing practices that are most important for success in this course.

1. Foundations of Environmental Systems and Societies

4 Introduction to Environmental Movement 10:17

A brief introduction to the environmental movement including important historical turning points and key events.

5 Introduction to the Environmental Movement Review 03:30

A review of the IB-style writing prompt assignment

6 Environmental Value Systems 11:40

An introduction to environmental value systems: technocentric, ecocentric and anthropocentric.

7 Environmental Value Systems Review 05:44

A review of the IB-style writing prompt assignment

8 Systems and Models 14:50

A description of open, closed and isolated systems. A discussion on types of models and how to sketch an IB-style model.

9 Systems and Models Review 04:17

A review of the IB-style writing prompt assignment

10 Energy and Equilibria 15:35

A description of the laws of thermodynamics and equilibria that apply to the ESS coursework.

11 Energy and Equilibria Review 04:07

A review of the IB-style writing prompt assignment

12 Sustainability 10:39

An introduction to the concept of sustainability as it relates to the ESS coursework (and your life).

13 Sustainability Review 02:45

A review of the IB-style writing prompt assignment.

14 Humans and Pollution 11:59

A definition of pollution and a description of different kinds of pollutants as well as an evaluation of the strategies to manage pollution.

16 Humans and Pollution Review 03:37

A review of the IB-style writing prompt assignment

2. Ecosystems and Ecology

15 Species and Populations 12:23

An introduction to basic concepts of ecology important for ESS

17 Species and Populations Review 01:56

A review of the IB-style writing prompt assignment

18 Communities and Ecosystems 11:34

A review of the importance of interactions between living organisms

19 Communities and Ecosystems Review 02:27

A review of the IB-style writing prompt assignment

20 Flows of Energy and Matter 11:59

A discussion of the laws of energy and cycles of matter that are important to understand in ecology.

21 Flows of Energy and Matter Review 04:13

A review of the IB-style writing prompt assignment

22 Biomes, Succession and Zonation 10:29

A review of the characteristics of the major biomes of the world, as well as the process of succession and the factors that define zonation.

23 Biomes, Succession and Zonation Review 03:57

A review of the IB-style writing prompt assignment

24 Investigating Ecosystems 15:33

How do we gather data in an ecological system? A review of ideas and best practices (useful for IA research) as well as an explanation of biotic index calculations.

25 Investigating Ecosystems Review 05:44

A review of the IB-style writing prompt assignment

3. Biodiversity and Conservation

26 Introduction to Biodiversity 10:38

A look at the world's most diverse ecosystems and how they got that way.

27 Introduction to Biodiversity Review 04:08

A review of the IB-style writing prompt assignment

28 Origins of Biodiversity 08:45

A look at the history of life on the planet.

29 Origins of Biodiversity Review 03:11

A review of the IB-style writing prompt assignment

30 Threats to Biodiversity 11:48

Case histories of different classifications of endangered animals, and some background of how they got that way.

31 Threats to Biodiversity Review 03:34

A review of the IB-style writing prompt assignment

32 Conservation of Biodiversity 14:09

A review of both species-based and habitat-based conservation efforts and a discussion about the effects of GOs, IGOs and NGOs

33 Conservation of Biodiversity Review 03:59

A review of the IB-style writing prompt assignment

4. Water, Food Production Systems and Society

34 An Introduction to Water Systems 20:48

A look at the water cycle and how water movement in thermohaline circulation effects global temperature

35 Introduction to Water Systems Review 03:13

A review of the IB-style writing prompt assignment

36 Access to Freshwater 09:55

A look at access methods and the conflicts that can arise over freshwater

37 Access to Freshwater Review 03:16

A review of the IB-style writing prompt assignment

38 Aquatic Food Production 07:18

Evaluate the sustainability of aquatic food production, from aquaculture to the deep sea

39 Aquatic Food Production Review 03:33

A review of the IB-style writing prompt assignment

40 Water Pollution 08:29

A look at the causes of water pollution and the strategies for dealing with it.

41 Water Pollution Review 05:27

A review of the IB-style writing prompt assignment

5. Soil Systems and Society

42 Introduction to Soil 10:53

A look at the complex, dynamic ecosystem of soil.

43 Introduction to Soil Review 02:57

A review of the IB-style writing prompt assignment

44 Terrestrial Food Production and Food Choices 10:29

A look at the sustainability of land-based food production

45 Terrestrial Food Production and Food Choice Review 02:58

A review of the IB-style writing prompt assignment

46 Soil Degradation and Conservation 06:36

What are the threats to soil system and how do we manage them?

47 Soil Degradation and Conservation Review 02:59

A review of the IB-style writing prompt assignment

6. Atmospheric Systems and Society

48 Introduction to Atmosphere 09:00

A look at the structure and composition of our atmosphere

49 Introduction to Atmosphere Review 02:47

A review of the IB-style writing prompt assignment

50 Photochemical Smog and Acid Deposition 11:47

A look at atmospheric pollutants both primary and secondary

51 Photochemical Smog and Acid Deposition Review 05:17

A review of the IB-style writing prompt assignment

7. Climate Change and Energy Production

52 Energy Choices and Security 12:20

A review of the means of energy production available in the world and some case study examples of different energy choices

53 Energy Choices and Security Review 02:23

A review of the IB-style writing prompt assignment

54 Climate Change 11:47

A look at the causes and impacts, as well as the mitigation and adaptation strategies for climate change.

55 Climate Change Review 04:02

A review of the IB-style writing prompt assignment

8. Human Systems and Resource Use

56 Human Population Dynamics 17:25

A look at how and why the world population is changing and how to measure the changes.

57 Human Population Dynamics Review 03:36

A review of the IB-style writing prompt assignment

58 Resource Use 09:56

How and why we use resources.

59 Resource Use Review 03:12

A review of the IB-style writing prompt assignment

60 Solid Domestic Waste 10:36

Why we produce trash and how we manage it.

9. Final Exams

61 IB Exam Prep 03:51

Some hints for your final exams!

62 Paper 1 MS Review 06:43

A look at the markscheme for your Paper 1 exam

63 Paper 2 Markscheme Review 05:56

A look at the markscheme for your Paper 2 exam

Course Intro:

This IB Environmental Systems and Societies course offers in-depth coverage of all content associated with the 2017 IB Environmental Systems and Societies syllabus.  The course includes unique IB-style assessments to help students demonstrate their course knowledge throughout the class and an exclusive, one-of-a-kind set of IB exams.  All assessments are teacher-created and unique to the course in order to offer students a fresh chance to practice IB questions and review for exams.  IB Environmental Systems and Societies is focused on learning the skills and content necessary to succeed on IB exams.  It is ideal for students interested in learning about environmental science. 

 

This course includes:       

  •        8 UNITS OF STUDY
  •        30 VIDEO-LESSONS
  •        30 UNIQUE, IB-STYLE ASSESSMENTS
  •        30 ASSESSMENT ANSWER KEYS
  •        30 EXPLANATION VIDEOS (I EXPLAIN EACH ANSWER STEP BY STEP)
  •        2 UNIQUE IB-STYLE EXAMS (CREATED JUST FOR THIS COURSE)
  •        3 VIDEO-LESSONS FOCUSED ON DEEPENING YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE IB PROGRAM
  •        COUNTLESS TIPS AND TRICKS TO SUCCEED IN YOUR IB EXAM

 

Course Goals

Upon course completion, you will have the tools you need to explain environmental issues in our world today and succeed in your IB exams. 

Target Audience

This video-course is intended for high school, diploma program IB students as well as high school students who have completed introductory biology and want to prepare for higher level ecology and environmental science classes. 

Course Requirements

In order to take the IB exams, students must register through their high school.  

 

COURSE TOPICS AND LESSONS 

Unit 0 - Course Introduction 

Introduction to Course

Introduction to IB

IB Command Terms and Writing Tips

 

Unit 1 – Foundations of Environmental Systems and Societies

Introduction to the Environmental Movement

Environmental Value Systems

Systems and Models

Energy and Equilibria

Sustainability

Humans and Pollution

 

Unit 2 – Ecosystems and Ecology

Species and Populations

Communities and Ecosystems

Flows of Energy and Matter

Biomes, Succession and Zonation

Investigating Ecosystems

 

Unit 3 – Biodiversity and Conservation

Introduction to Biodiversity

Origins of Biodiversity

Threats to Biodiversity

Conservation of Biodiversity

 

Unit 4 – Water, Food Production Systems and Society 

Introduction to Water Systems

Access to Freshwater

Aquatic Food Production

Water Pollution

 

Unit 5 - Soil Systems and Society

Introduction to Soil 

Terrestrial Food Production and Food Choices

Soil Degradation and Conservation

 

Unit 6 - Atmospheric Systems and Society

Introduction to Atmosphere

Photochemical Smog and Acid Deposition

 

Unit 7 - Climate Change and Energy Production

Energy Choices and Security

Climate Change

 

Unit 8 - Human Systems and Resource Use

Human Population Dynamics

Resource Use

Solid Domestic Waste

 

Final Exams

Exclusive and unique teacher-created Paper 1 and Paper 2 exams to test your knowledge! 

 

 

  • Teacher: Caroline
  • Areas of expertise: Biology, Environmental Science
  • Education: BA in Environmental Science from University of Colorado at Boulder, MA in Science Education from NYU
  • Interests: I love long hiking trips in the Alps and roadtrips to visit the National Parks of the United States and Canada.
  • Skills: I have been selected for fellowship programs with NSTA and the Jhumpki Basu Foundation.
  • Associations: State teacher certification (New York)
  • Issues I care about: I care deeply about environmental issues and educating students about the realities of climate change and personal choice.

I love the opportunity to relate important conservation issues to science content! I hope my courses provide a thoughtful mix of traditional content and relevant current events in science.

Introduction to the Environment Movement KEY

An answer key for the IB-style writing prompt assignment

Environmental Value Systems KEY

An answer key for the IB-style writing prompt assignment

Systems and Models KEY

An answer key for the IB-style writing prompt assignment.

Energy and Equilibria KEY

An answer key for the IB-style writing prompt assignment

Sustainability KEY

An answer key for the IB-style writing prompt assignment.

Humans and Pollution KEY

An answer key for the IB-style writing prompt assignment.

Species and Populations KEY

An answer key for the IB-style writing prompt assignment.

Communities and Ecosystems KEY

An answer key for the IB-style writing prompt assignment.

Flows of Matter and Energy KEY

An answer key for the IB-style writing prompt assignment.

Biomes, Succession and Zonation KEY

An answer key for the IB-style writing prompt assignment.

Investigating Ecosystems KEY

An answer key for the IB-style writing prompt assignment.

Introduction to Biodiversity KEY

An answer key for the IB-style writing prompt assignment.

Origins of Biodiversity KEY

An answer key for the IB-style writing prompt assignment.

Threats to Biodiversity

An answer key for the IB-style writing prompt assignment.

Conservation of Biodiversity KEY

An answer key for the IB-style writing prompt assignment.

Introduction to Water Systems KEY

An answer key for the IB-style writing prompt assignment.

Access to Freshwater KEY

An answer key for the IB-style writing prompt assignment.

Aquatic Food Production KEY

An answer key for the IB-style writing prompt assignment.

Water Pollution KEY

An answer key for the IB-style writing prompt assignment.

Introduction to Soil Systems KEY

An answer key for the IB-style writing prompt assignment.

Terrestrial Food Production KEY

An answer key for the IB-style writing prompt assignment.

Soil Degradation and Conservation KEY

An answer key for the IB-style writing prompt assignment.

Introduction to Atmosphere KEY

An answer key for the IB-style writing prompt assignment.

Photochemical Smog and Acid Deposition KEY

An answer key for the IB-style writing prompt assignment.

Energy Choices and Security KEY

An answer key for the IB-style writing prompt assignment.

Climate Change KEY

An answer key for the IB-style writing prompt assignment.

Human Population Dynamics KEY

An answer key for the IB-style writing prompt assignment.

Resource Use KEY

An answer key for the IB-style writing prompt assignment.

Paper 1 MS

The markscheme for the unique Paper 1 exam.

Paper 2 MS

The markscheme for the unique, Paper 2 exam.

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