IB Environmental Systems and Societies Course Book: 2015 edition: Oxford IB Diploma Programme

Paperback | March 26, 2015

byJill Rutherford, Gillian Williams

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Motivating learners to explore and investigate scientific concepts, this new core Course Book helps learners actively connect study with wider issues relevant to the world today. The most comprehensive match to the new syllabus first examined 2017 and the only DP Environmental Systemsdeveloped directly with the IB, the inquiry-based approach truly engages learners, strengthening achievement. Integrated links to the Big Questions support a holistic approach to teaching and learning, encouraging students to make links between topics and other subjects.

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Motivating learners to explore and investigate scientific concepts, this new core Course Book helps learners actively connect study with wider issues relevant to the world today. The most comprehensive match to the new syllabus first examined 2017 and the only DP Environmental Systemsdeveloped directly with the IB, the inquiry-based ap...

Jill Rutherford is the Academic Director and founder of Ibicus International, one of the IBAEM regions leading training organizations. She has extensive experience teaching and consulting on IB Environmental Systems and Societies. Gillian Williams is Education Durector at Utahloy International School in Zengcheng, China. She has exper...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 0.68 inPublished:March 26, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198332564

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Table of Contents

1. Foundations of environmental systems and societies1.1 Environmental value systems1.2 Systems and models1.3 Energy and equilibria1.4 Sustainability1.5 Humans and pollution2. Ecosystems and ecology2.1 Species and populations2.2 Communities and ecosystems2.3 Flows of energy and matter2.4 Biomes, zonation and succession2.5 Investigating ecosystems3. Biodiversity and conservation3.1 An introduction to biodiversity3.2 Origins of biodiversity3.3 Threats to biodiversity3.4 Conservation of biodiversity4. Water, food production, systems and society4.1 Introduction to water systems4.2 Access to freshwater4.3 Aquatic food production systems4.4 Water pollution5. Soil systems and society5.1 Introduction to soil systems5.2 Terrestrial food production systems5.3 Soil degradation and conservation6. Atmospheric systems and society6.1 Introduction to the atmosphere6.2 Stratospheric ozone6.3 Photochemical smog6.4 Acid deposition7. Climate change and energy7.1 Energy choices and security7.2 Climate change - causes and impacts7.3 Climate change - mitigation and adaptation8. Human Systems and resource use8.1 Human population dynamics8.2 Resource use in society8.3 Solid domestic waste8.4 Human population carrying capacity9. Internal Assessment10. External Assessment11. Extended Essay