Assessment Specifications

Level 2 Earth and Space Science 2020

General information

Domain

Earth and Space Science

Mode of assessment

Written examination

Standards

91191  91192  91193

Format of the assessment

Each examination will contain resource-based and knowledge-based questions.

Specific information for individual achievement standards

Standard

91191

Title

Demonstrate understanding of the causes of extreme Earth events in New Zealand

Version

2

Number of credits

4

Special notes

In-depth and comprehensive understanding of the causes of extreme Earth events in New Zealand are shown when causes are explained in terms of processes and effects that occur in one or more of the geosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, or atmosphere.

Extreme Earth events are those events that are extraordinary or remarkable on planet Earth, but which may occur commonly in parts of New Zealand (and its continental shelf) due to its position on plate boundaries.



Standard

91192

Title

Demonstrate understanding of stars and planetary systems

Version

2

Number of credits

4

Special note

A Hertzsprung-Russell diagram will be provided. The x-axis will show temperature; the y-axis will show either luminosity or absolute magnitude.

An understanding of the role of gravity in the lifecycle of stars is required.



Standard

91193

Title

Demonstrate understanding of physical principles related to the Earth System

Version

2

Number of credits

4

Special notes

The sources of both terrestrial and solar heat energy include fission and fusion reactions. Equations are not required.

Physical properties include properties of waves including frequency and wavelength. Equations/calculations are not required.

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