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Senior Earth and Environmental Science: Unit 3

unit 3

Unit 3 | Living on Earth - extracting, using and managing Earth resources


"In Unit 3, students explore the ways Earth and environmental science is used to describe and explain differences between renewable and non-renewable Earth resources and how their extraction, use, consumption and disposal affect Earth systems. An understanding of Earth resources is essential to appreciate the need for sustainable sources to maintain quality of everyday life, balanced with the need to limit the effect that extraction and use will have on different Earth systems. Students conduct experiments and investigations about Earth resources. They examine case studies to analyse secondary data and make decisions about the viability of using renewable and non-renewable Earth resources using an ‘ecological footprint’" (QCAA, 2019).

Topic 1

Topic 1: Use of non-renewable Earth resources

topic 2

Topic 2: Use of renewable Earth resources