WELCOME TO IB ESS
Committing yourself to this course is one of the best decisions you have made.
As part of your daily life you will be hearing about a wide variety of environmental related topics in the news.
The Environmental Systems & Societies (ESS) course is an interdisciplinary course which is unique in that it contains various sciences, coupled with a societal viewpoint, all intertwined to help you understand the environment and its sustainability.
ESS is designed to give you the analytical tools and content knowledge which will aid you as you grapple with global issues and others as you continue your scientific endeavors and fulfill your role as a citizen and future law maker.
The IB Environmental Systems and Societies Standard Level (SL) course is outlined by the International Baccalaureate Organization
Topic 1: Foundations of ESS
Topic 2: Ecosystems and Ecology
Topic 3: Biodiversity and Conservation
Topic 4: Water & Aquatic Food production
Topic 5: Soils & Terrestrial Food Production
Topic 6: Atmospheric Systems & Society
Topic 7: Climate Change & Energy
Topic 8: Human Systems & Resource Use
Ongoing: Field Ecology and IA
As citizens of Tualatin, you have a truly incredible variety of ecosystems and cultures at your fingertips. Many of them are in need of restoration or support.
To build a stronger or broader sense of place, once per semester you are required to show proof of at least 3 hours of active citizenship related to environmental science.
Miss class? Not paying attention? Want to review past topics for tests?
Click 'daily blog' for lesson plan info on what we do each day. Information also on google classroom as well as tentative itinerary in hard-copy booklet.
Being gone is no excuse for getting behind.