Papakura High School Papakura High School

Level 3 Science - Earth and Space Science

Course Description

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Recommended Prior Learning

10 Credits in one of Level 2 Science, Biology, Chemistry or Physics

UE Literacy.

This course explores in-depth the consequences on our Oceans of the rising levels of CO2  in the atmosphere largely as a result of burning fossil fuels. About one-quarter of all CO2 emissions are absorbed by the earth’s oceans. Over the last decade, scientists have discovered that this excess CO2 is changing the chemistry of the sea and proving harmful to many forms of marine life. We investigate this issue with research and experimentation. An additional assessment is included that focuses on Space exploration, searching for life on the Moons of Saturn and Jupiter.

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The courses we offer are reviewed regularly and are subject to change.