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Environmental Science Calendar

Environmental Science Syllabus

1.11 Explain the concept of an ecological footprint as a model for assessing the demands that human populations make on their environment.

1.12 Calculate from appropriate data the ecological footprint of a given population, stating the approximations and assumptions involved

Tragedy of the Commons - discussion

1.1 Outline the concept and characteristics of systems

1.2 Apply the systems concept on a range of scales.

1.3 Define the terms open system, closed system and isolated system.

1.4 Describe how the first and second laws of thermodynamics are relevant to environmental systems

1.6 Define and explain the principles of positive feedback and negative feedback