Sustainable development in the science curriculum

Key stage 3
Sc2 5a About ways in which living things and the environment can be protected, and the importance of sustainable development.
Sc2 5b That habitats support a diversity of plants and animals that are interdependent.
Sc2 5d How predation and competition for resources affect the size of populations.
Sc3 2i About possible effects of burning fossil fuels on the environment and how these effects can be minimised.
Sc4 5a About the variety of energy resources, including oil, gas, coal, biomass, food, wind, waves and batteries, and the distinction between renewable and non-renewable resources

Key stage 4

Sc1 1d To consider the power and limitations of science in addressing industrial, social and environmental questions, including the kinds of questions science can and cannot answer, uncertainties in scientific knowledge, and the ethical issues involved.
Sc2 4b/5b How the impact of humans on the environment depends on social and economic factors, including population size, industrial processes and levels of consumption and waste.
Sc2 4c/5c About the importance of sustainable development.
Sc3 2m How nitrogenous fertilisers are manufactured. their effect on plant growth, and the environmental consequences of over-use.
Sc4 4b/5c About the efficient use of energy , the need for economical use of energy resources, and the environmental implications of generating energy.


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