Approx Cost:
$50.00 There will be one overnight trip. The cost of suitable clothing must be met by the students.
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is essential for this course
Entry Recommendations:

This subject is open entry.  Students who have a strong interest in Communities or Space Science topics in junior science are strongly advised to take this subject. Students intending to take Year 12 science will need to include at least one additional science course in their learning program

Course Outline:

This is a course where learning experiences centre around our environment. We will explore about how different types of extreme environments work and how we can help or harm them. There will be an amazing overnight trip to explore aspects of the sub alpine and alpine environment. There is one internal NCEA assessment available in this course.

Survival in extreme environments includes the following:

  • Learning about the conditions in Extreme Environments (Desert, Deep Sea, Wetlands, Mountains, Antarctica)
  • Learning about adaptations used by organisms to allow survival in Extreme Environments

Sustainability of resources in our local environment includes the following:

  • Discovering methods that we can use to be sustainable in our local natural environment
  • Exploring how carbon gets released, removed and stored in our environment. We will look at respiration of livestock, photosynthesis of forests and storage of carbon in oil, gas and rocks


Where Does It Lead:

This course compliments many of the other science subjects. This could lead to completing study in senior Biology, Science or Earth and Space science courses at Lincoln.  The skills learned in this course could lead to career pathways within science fields. Students who are looking at careers in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields are recommended to consider taking more than two semesters of science such as 11BIO, 11SCP, 11ESS, 11AHS, 11SCB, 11AMS or 11FSC. For NCEA Level 2 Speciality Sciences, a total of 8 Science credits are required with 4 credits of those being at least Merit level in the specialty subject area.


For further information see:
Mr Grieve