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SLE136 - Life On An Evolving Planet

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
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Unit chair:

Guang Shi





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Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour classes per week, 5 x 3 hour practical sessions per trimester


Life on our planet continues to evolve and change. In SLE136, students will explore these changes in the biosphere and how they have influenced and relate to changes in ecosystems over deep geological time and into the future. Students will experience hands-on learning using the fossil record in classes, practical sessions and a visit to the museum. During classes, practical sessions, and designated learning activities in the Cloud students will develop techniques to use a professional database to create a scientific methodology to test a given hypothesis and write a scientific report. Learning activities in the unit will involve students exploring and discussing the role of science in society.


Workbook 30%, scientific report 20%, scientific poster presentation 20%, examination 30%

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