ESS IA: Identifying the context

ESS IA: Identifying the context

This criterion assesses the extent to which you establish and explore an environmental issue (either local or global) for an investigation and develops this to state a relevant and focused research question.

This criterion assesses the development of the purpose of the study. You will be expected to show an understanding of the broader environmental issue and then develop your idea for a focused research question.

Identifying the context (6)

The environmental issue is the overarching reason for your lab. The other parts of your IA are connected to this part.

Large ideas could include but are not limited to:
• increased use of fossil fuels
• desertification
• eutrophication of water due to farming techniques
• loss of biodiversity
• over population/ urbanization
• over consumption of ground water

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