- Format:Cambridge Elevate
- Subject(s):Earth and Environmental Sciences
- Qualification:IB Diploma
- Author(s):Brenda Walpole, Paul Guinness
- Available from: February 2016
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Environmental Systems and Societies for the IB Diploma follows the latest syllabus for first examination in 2017.
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Environmental Systems and Societies for the IB Diploma, Cambridge Elevate enhanced edition contains all the content from the print coursebook with additional extended case studies based on real-world scenarios to bring theory to life, motivate students to delve into current global issues and investigate their own environment and to build on skills of data interpretation, analysis and evaluation which are required for paper 2 of the exam. Also, extra auto-marked formative assessment quizzes with quality feedback to incorrect answers are included at the end of every chapter to help students track their own progress and check their understanding.
Real-world case studies bring theory to life and motivate students to delve into current global issues. Case studies cover scenarios that are relevant and interesting for international students. Each case study is accompanied by questions that aim to build students skills of analysis, interpretation and evaluation.
Exam-style questions at the end of each topic build skills on analysis, evaluation and interpretation and also promote holistic learning of the subject area as a whole. Teachers are provided with answers to these questions on the free teacher resources to save time.
Key words and the authors' straightforward writing style mean that ESL speakers are supported throughout. Vocabulary and concepts are explained clearly making the content more accessible for all learners. The content is written with Standard Level students in mind so the book is not daunting in appearance.
Structuring the book exactly like the syllabus and including increased cross-referencing throughout promotes holistic learning and enables teachers to decide for themselves which order to cover the content.
Free extra support for teachers online offers help with planning lessons, differentiated support for all learner levels and guidance about the Internal Assessment, fieldwork, exam preparation and Extended Essay. This online support also offers some great ideas for additional resources to help keep lessons vibrant and engaging!
Auto-marking formative assessment questions with rich feedback to incorrect answers available in every topic of the Cambridge Elevate edition saving teachers time and providing an engaging and interactive learning opportunity for students.
Extra case studies with questions and corresponding answers throughout to help students build their analysis, evaluation and interpretation skills required for paper 2.
- Topic 1: Foundations of environmental systems and societies
- 1.1 Environmental value systems
- 1.2 Systems and models
- 1.3 Energy and equilibria
- 1.4 Sustainability
- 1.5 Humans and pollution
- Topic 2: Ecosystems and ecology
- 2.1 Species and populations
- 2.2 Communities and ecosystems
- 2.3 Flows of energy and matter
- 2.4 Biomes, zonation and succession
- 2.5 Investigating ecosystems
- Topic 3: Biodiversity and conservation
- 3.1 An introduction to biodiversity
- 3.2 Origins of biodiversity
- 3.3 Threats to biodiversity
- 3.4 Conservation of biodiversity
- Topic 4: Water and aquatic food production systems and societies
- 4.1 Introduction to water systems
- 4.2 Access to fresh water
- 4.3 Aquatic food production systems
- 4.4 Water pollution
- Topic 5: Soil systems and terrestrial food production systems and societies
- 5.1 Introduction to soil systems
- 5.2 Terrestrial food production systems and food choices
- 5.3 Soil degradation and conservation
- Topic 6: Atmospheric systems and societies
- 6.1 Introduction to the atmosphere
- 6.2 Stratospheric ozone
- 6.3 Photochemical smog
- 6.4 Acid deposition
- Topic 7: Climate change and energy production
- 7.1 Energy choices and security
- 7.2 Climate change—causes and impacts
- 7.3 Climate change—mitigation and adaptation
- Topic 8: Human systems and resource use
- 8.1 Human population dynamics
- 8.2 Resource use in society
- 8.3 Solid domestic waste
- 8.4 Human population carrying capacity
- Answers to self-assessment questions
- Answers to end-of-topic questions
- Answers to case study questions
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