Course info

ESS syllabus This document is not yet complete, but this is a pdf extracted from the course guide
Glossary of ESS terms
Command terms
Interesting reading
Exam practice
Practical work or internal assessment
ESS in the News

Introduction

Scope of course
Task on global warming

Systems and models

TeardropTerrarium01.jpg
Make a closed system


Ecosystem

structure
Measuring biotic and abiotic components of a system
Biomes
Ecosystem Case studies
Functions
Changes
article from National Geographic on the price of Gold
article from National Geographic on the extraction of oil from tar sands in Canada
article from National Geographic on the rainforest - Thanks Eva D

Measuring population


measuring population task
Lincoln Index

Human population, carrying capacity and resource use


Population dynamics

population dynamics
Hans Rosling's talk on TED about population growth
Hans Rosling's talk on TED about The truth about HIV

Definitions


Lag phase, Exponential phase, Stationary phase and Death phase in an article on bacterial growth

Crude birth rate
Crude death rate
Fertility rate
Natural increase rate

Global Warming


IPCC reports

Extras


Norman Borlaug (1914-2009)
Look at this wikis on the topic of sustainable development


Here is the pdf of the DSM brochure on climate change that Eva showed us

Eva sent me this and it reminded me of a presentation called Shift Happens or Did you know? So I have included that as well.



How many airplanes travel in a day?