Applied Science BTEC Nationals/Science for Environmental Technicians


On completion of this unit a learner should:

1. Be able to investigate soil and rock formation and understand the processes influencing their formation and those associated with the Earth’s atmosphere
2. Understand the processes involved with the water cycle and our management of water
3. Understand the factors associated with plant and animal energy usage and natural environmental balance
4. Understand the uses and management of raw materials.


Edexcel recommend the following resources.


Boeker E and Van Grondelle R — Environmental Science: Physical Principles and Applications (John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2001) ISBN 0471495778

Jones A et alPractical Skills in Environmental Sciences (Longman, 1999) ISBN 058232873X

Kent M — Advanced Biology (Oxford University Press, 2000) ISBN 0199141959

Pickering W R — Advanced Biology Through Diagrams (Oxford University Press, 2001) ISBN 0199141975

Waugh D — Geography: An Integrated Approach (Nelson Thornes Ltd, 2000) ISBN 017444706X

Waugh D — Geography — An Integrated Approach: Supplement (Nelson Thornes Ltd, 2005) ISBN 074879462X

Waugh D — The New Wider World (Nelson Thornes, 2004) ISBN 0748773762

Woodfield J — Ecosystems and Human Activity (A-level Geography Series) (Collins Educational, 2000) ISBN 0003266524


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