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CUSA2033 Glimpses of the Oceans 海洋科學探索課程 - 海洋物語

 

This course intends to offer an overview on the physical, chemical and biological aspects of the oceans, as well as to introduce the theoretical background and operation principles of laboratory instruments used in conducting marine/oceanographic researches. Efforts will also be made to enhance students’ critical thinking and problem solving skills through evaluating the impacts of human activities on marine ecosystems; and to arose students’ interest in the marine environment and realize it as a vital resource for the survival and development of our society.

Organising units:  
  • Centre for Promoting Science Education, CUHK
  • Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education (HKAGE)
  • Science Academy for Young Talent, Faculty of Science, CUHK
  • School of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, CUHK
Category:   Category II – Academy Credit-Bearing
Learning outcomes:   Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
  1. iIllustrate adaptive features of organisms in intertidal habitats;
  2. Critically analyze marine science investigation data and reach valid conclusions about relationships of species within local ecosystems; and
  3. Critique the impacts of various changes (e.g. human activities, pollution, etc.) to the marine ecosystem.
Learning Activities:
  1. Lecture
  2. Experiments
  3. Field-trips
  4. Group project
  5. Group Discussions
Medium of Instruction:   English
Assessment:   1. Short answer test or exam
2. Selected response or exam
3. Presentation
Recognition:   No. of Academy unit(s):  1.5
 
Expected applicants:   S4-S6 students
Organising period:   Summer 2017
Application method:    Submit application to Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education
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