Tawa College Tawa College

NCEA Level 3 Earth and Space Science 301

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr C. Monigatti.

Recommended Prior Learning

12 credits in Level 2 Science

Earth and Space Science 301
Earth and Space Science looks at our planet, the factors which influence it, and our place in space. This course can lead to degrees in Astronomy, Environmental Science, Geology or Geography at University.
On completion of this course students should have developed ability to:
-carry out practical work, make observations, take and record measurements and evaluate
-identify the processes that have created the local Wellington / Wairarapa landscape
-investigate evidence for dating geological events and current issues in Earth and Space Science
-discuss processes occurring in the world’s oceans and atmosphere

UE Approved Subject

Learning Areas:


Career Pathways

Mining Engineer, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Biosecurity Officer, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Urban/Regional Planner, Science Technician, Elected Government Representative, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Meteorologist, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Engineer, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Ranger, Fishery Officer, Landscape Architect, Health and Safety Inspector, Geophysicist, Health and Safety Adviser, Immigration Officer, Quarantine Officer, Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator, Geospatial Specialist, Facilities Manager

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

We will request a contribution towards the costs of these planned trips:
Island Bay & NIWA – anticipated contribution $15
GNS Lower Hutt – anticipated contributions $15