16 Mar What do you study in environmental systems and societies?
The course covers the IB Environmental Systems and Societies standards, provided in detail to the students and are available online at: ibo.org. The list of topics is found below:
Topic 1: Foundations of Environmental Systems and Societies
Topic 2: Ecosystems and Ecology
Topic 3: Biodiversity and Conservation
Topic 4: Water and Aquatic Food Production Systems and Societies Topic 5: Soil systems and Terrestrial Food Production systems
Topic 6: Atmospheric Systems and Societies
Topic 7: Climate Change and Energy Production
Topic 8: Human Systems and Resource Use
- Practical work is an important aspect of the ESS course, whether in the laboratory, classroom, or out in the field. The syllabus not only directly requires the use of field techniques, but many components can only be covered effectively through this approach.
- Practical work in ESS is an opportunity for you to gain and develop skills and techniques beyond the requirements of the assessment model and should be fully integrated with the teaching of the course.