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Unit 1 | Introduction to earth systems
"In Unit 1, students explore the ways Earth and environmental science describes and explains Earth processes and phenomena that occur in different Earth systems and how they are interrelated. An understanding of Earth processes is essential to appreciate the significance of Earth’s four systems: geosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere. Students investigate phenomena associated with Earth systems and processes. They examine relevant concepts, models, principles and theories to analyse common past and present Earth features, processes and phenomena" (QCAA, 2019).
Topic 2: Development of the Geosphere
This link provides access to the Queensland Government's resources on the management of soil and includes; soil properties, testing, salinity, erosion data, soil health and conditions and more.
Soil Science Australia
"The Australian Society of Soil Science Incorporated, known as Soil Science Australia is a not-for-profit, professional association for soil scientists and people interested in the responsible management of Australia’s soil resources. Soil Science Australia supports soil scientists and promotes the importance of soil as a finite resource ... "
Soils in Schools
"The Soils in Schools program started in 2015, the year the United Nations declared International Year of Soils. Our vision is to educate school children on the relevance and importance of soils and to encourage a wider interest in our soil resources. We have developed soil science educational materials specifically to meet Australian F-10 curriculum requirements. The teacher guides provide interesting stories and activities that can be added into teaching schedules ... "
Soils Data, Maps and Information Sources
"The Soil and Landscape Grid of Australia, provides fine resolution modelled soil attribute surfaces across all of Australia at six standard depth intervals. Surfaces of continuous raster data are publicly available and can be downloaded in a variety of ways described here. Data can also be extracted from the grid on a per pixel basis in a variety of formats from web services found here ..."
Topic 3: Development of the Atmosphere and Hydrosphere
The Queensland Government's resources on Air Quality; including, live air data, air pollution, air quality management policies, air quality monitoring, air reports and plans and air quality trends.