Environmental Science - Class XI Resources

The following list of online resources are provided as a sample of curated resources. New resources shall be added as we come across interesting and relevant online materials.

1. Spheres of the Earth

Description: Textbook link on the explanation of four spheres of the Earth.

Core Concepts: Chapter 1: Structures and Functions of ecosystems spheres of the Earth.

Link: Webpage on textbook

2. Spheres of the Earth and their Interactions

Description: Contains explanation on features of the four spheres of the Earth and the interactions between the spheres.

Core Concepts: Chapter 1: Structures and Functions of ecosystems spheres of the Earth.

Link: Video on earth's interconnected cycle

3. Biomes and Ecosystems

Description: Contains information on components used to describe a biome.

Core Concepts: Biomes and ecosystem.

Link: PPT on biomes and ecosystems

4. Mobile App Land PKS

Description: Mobile App (LandPKS) to gather information about land features, vegetation and climatic conditions of the place.

Core Concepts: Biomes and ecosystem.

Link: Website on landPKS app

5. Monthly Climate Monitoring

Description: Contains the summary/ archive of the monthly temperature and rainfall of different dzongkhags in Bhutan.

Core Concepts: Biomes and ecosystem.

Link: Website on NCHM

6. Adaptation and its Types

Description: Contains information on types of adaptation.

Core Concepts: Adaptation in plants and animals.

Link: Webpage on adaptation

7. Adaptive Features of Some Common Organisms

Description: Contains information on adaptive features of some organisms.

Core Concepts: Adaptation in plants and animals.

Link:  Video on adaptation of plants and animals

8. Biogeochemical Cycle

Description: Textbook link.

Core Concepts: Chapter 2: Balance in Nature, Biogeochemical cycle.

Link: Weblink on Text book and manual

9. Biogeochemical cycle

Description: Describe the biogeochemical cycle.

Core Concepts: Biogeochemical cycle.

Link: Webpage on biochemical cycle

10. Climate Action Tracker

Description: Information of Bhutan’s carbon emission status and mitigation measures in reducing carbon emission.

Core Concepts: Carrying Capacity of the Ecosystem.

Link: Website on Bhutan-climate action tracker

11. Ecological Carrying Capacity

Description: Description of Carrying Capacity.

Core Concepts: Carrying Capacity of the Ecosystem.

Link: Video on ecological carrying capacity

12. National Biodiversity Centre

Description: Animal data and research papers.

Core Concepts: Carrying Capacity of the Ecosystem.

Link: Website on national biodiversity center

13. Bhutan Forest Information and Data

Description: Forest data of Bhutan.

Core Concepts: Carrying Capacity of the Ecosystem.

Link: Webpage on Bhutan forest information and data

14. Interdependence of Humans and Environment

Description: Description about the interdependence of Humans and Environment.

Core Concepts: Chapter 3: People and Environment, Interdependence of human and environment.

Link: Weblink to Text book

15. Coevolution and Coadaptation

Description: Example of coadaptation and coevolution.

Core Concepts: Interdependence of human and environment.

Link: Video on coevolution and coadaptation

16. Linking People and Ecosystems

Description: Description of human-ecosystem interaction.

Core Concepts: Human-Ecosystem Dynamics.

Link: Webpage on linking people and ecosystem

17. Human-Environment Systems at Boise State

Description: Video links for human-ecosystem interaction.

Core Concepts: Human-Ecosystem Dynamics.

Link: Human- Environment systems at bios state 

18. Human-Environment Systems

Description: Video links for human-ecosystem interaction.

Core Concepts: Human-Ecosystem Dynamics.

Link: Human- Environment systems

19. Causes of Over Exploitation

Description: Activity in the textbook to explore causes of over-exploitation.

Core Concepts: Chapter 4: Natural Resources Degradation, Natural resource exploitation and its impacts.

Link: Weblink to textbook

20. Impacts of Over-Exploitation

Description: Description of impacts of over-exploitation of natural resources.

Core Concepts: Natural resource exploitation and its impacts.

Link: Video on environmental impact

21. Ecological Footprint

Description: Online software to calculate Ecological Footprint.

Core Concepts: Ecological Footprint.

Link: Webpage on ecological footprint calculator

22. Types of Pollution

Description: Describes about different types of pollution.

Core Concepts: Chapter 5: Pollution, Natural Resources and its Pollution

Link: Video on pollution

23. Water Quality Standards

Description: Information on the water quality standard of Bhutan.

Core Concepts: Natural Resources and its Pollution.

Link: Website on national environment commission

24. Toxicology

Description: Description of toxic chemicals.

Core Concepts: Chemical Pollutants and Toxicity

Link: Webpage on toxicology education foundation

25. Biomagnification

Description: Describe the chemical movement into the living organisms.

Core Concepts: Chemical Pollutants and Toxicity.

Link: Video on biomagnification

26. Climate Change Basics

Description: Description of climate change.

Core Concepts: Chapter 6: Climate Change, Climate change process.

Link: Video on climate change basics

27. PhET Simulation

Description: PhET Simulation.

Core Concepts: The Climate System.

Link: Website on phET simulation

28. Global Climate Change

Description: Description of feedback mechanisms of climate change.

Core Concepts: The Climate System.

Links:

29. Best 10 Educational Animations

Description: Describes the various animated softwares.

Core Concepts: The Climate System.

Link:  Webpage on Best educational animation software in eLearning industry

30. Epicollect5

Description: The Epicollect app for gathering data.

Core Concepts: Phenology and Climate change.

Link:  Website to epicollect

31. Types of Hazards and Disasters

Description: Descriptions of types of hazards and impacts.

Core Concepts: Chapter 7: Disaster Risk Reduction and Environment, Hazards and disasters.

Link:  Weblink for Textbook

32. Types of Hazards and Disasters

Description: Descriptions of types of hazards and impacts.

Core Concepts: Hazards and disasters.

Link:  PDF on hazard, risk, and capacity analysis vulnerability and capacity analysis

33. Major Landslides in Bhutan

Description: Contains videos of major landslides in Bhutan.

Core Concepts: Hazards and disasters.

Link:  Top six landslides in Bhutan

34. Disaster Monitoring Tools

Description: Contains information on functioning of some common disaster monitoring tools.

Core Concepts:  Disaster Monitoring Tools.

Link:  Weblink to textbook

35. What is Biodiversity?

Description: Information about different levels of Biodiversity.

Core Concepts: Chapter 8, Topic 8.1: Biodiversity and its Measurement, Ecosystem Services.

Link:  Webpage on biodiversity

36. Flora and Fauna of Bhutan

Description: The information of different flora and fauna, and ecosystem diversity found in Bhutan.

Core Concepts: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

Links: 

37. Measuring Biodiversity

Description: The information about biodiversity and indices to measure biodiversity.

Core Concepts: Measuring three levels of biodiversity.

Links: 

38. Biodiversity Measuring Tools

Description: Information on different apps and biodiversity measuring tools.

Core Concepts: Measuring three levels of biodiversity.

Link: Webpage on smart phone apps for field biologist

39. Data of Flora and Fauna

Description: Citizen science initiative web page for gathering data of flora and fauna.

Core Concepts: Measuring three levels of biodiversity.

Link: Website on naturalist

40. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Description: Citizen science initiative web page for gathering data of birds.

Core Concepts: Measuring three levels of biodiversity.

Link: Website on eBirds

41. Threats to Biodiversity

Description: Contains textbook information on threats to biodiversity.

Core Concepts: Chapter 9:, Biodiversity Conservation, Causes of biodiversity loss.

Link: Weblink to textbook

42. Loss of Biodiversity

Description: Contains information on threats to biodiversity.

Core Concepts: Causes of biodiversity loss.

Link: Video on biodiversity loss

43. Bhutan Biodiversity Information

Description: Contains information on the list of threatened and endangered species of plants and animals in Bhutan as per IUCN Red Red List (2019).

Core Concepts: Causes of biodiversity loss.

Link: Webpage on Bhutan biodiversity information

44. National Biodiversity Centre

Description: Web link for National Biodiversity Centre to explore about recently discovered new species of plants and animals in Bhutan.

Core Concepts: Causes of biodiversity loss.

Link: Website on National biodiversity Centre

45. In-situ and Ex-situ Conservation

Description: Text book link for information on in-situ and ex-situ conservation methods.

Core Concepts: Conservation of Biodiversity.

Link: Weblink to textbook

46. In-situ and Ex-situ Conservation Methods

Description: Contains explanation on in-situ and ex-situ conservation methods with examples.

Core Concepts: Conservation of Biodiversity.

Link: Video on conservation of biodiversity

47. In-situ and Ex-situ Conservation

Description: Contains explanation on in-situ and ex-situ conservation methods with examples.

Core Concepts: Conservation of Biodiversity.

Link: Webpage on conservation of biodiversity

48. National Biodiversity Centre

Description: Contains information about conservation practices in Bhutan.

Core Concepts: Conservation of Biodiversity.

Link: Website on National biodiversity Centre

49. Google Earth

Description: Web link for Google Earth to mark the areas of biological corridors in Bhutan and calculate its area.

Core Concepts: Conservation of Biodiversity.

Link: Website on google earth

50. Bhutan Biodiversity Information

Description: Contains information on the list of threatened and endangered species of plants and animals in Bhutan as per IUCN Red Red List (2019).

Core Concepts: Conservation of Biodiversity.

Link: Webpage on Bhutan biodiversity information

51. Water Conservation

Description: Contains information on water uses and conservation methods in Bhutan.

Core Concepts: Chapter 10: Water and Land waste Conservation , Water Conservation.

Link: Weblink to textbook

52. The Water Regulation of Bhutan

Description: Contains information on purpose and scope of water regulation in Bhutan.

Core Concepts: Water Conservation.

Link: PDF on the water regulation of Bhutan

53. The Water Act of Bhutan 2011

Description: Contains details on the Water Act of Bhutan 2011.

Core Concepts: Water Conservation.

Link: PDF on the water Act of Bhutan 2011

54. Watershed Management Plan

Description: Contains a case study on watershed management plan in Buli, Zhemgang Dzongkhag.

Core Concepts: Water Conservation.

Link: PDF on the water shade management plan

55. Google Earth

Description: Web link for Google Earth to locate degraded watershed in Bhutan.

Core Concepts: Water Conservation.

Link: Website on google earth

56. Water Quality and Pollution

Description: Contains information on parameters used to determine water quality.

Core Concepts: Monitoring Water Quality.

Link: Video on water quality and pollution

57. Water Quality and Pollution

Description: Contains information on Monitoring Water Quality.

Core Concepts: Monitoring Water Quality.

Link: Weblink to textbook

58. Water Quality Standards, 2018

Description: Contains details on the information on Water Quality Standards, 2018. 

Core Concepts: Monitoring Water Quality.

Link: PDF on water quality standards 2018

59. Land Waste Management

Description: Contains information on different methods of solid waste management.

Core Concepts: Entrepreneurship and Land Waste Management.

Link: Weblink to textbook

60. Solid Waste Management

Description: Contains information on different methods of solid waste management.

Core Concepts: Entrepreneurship and Land Waste Management.

Link: Video on solid waste management

61. Making Money out of Trash

Description: Contains information on Making Money Out Of Thrash - Meet Bhutan’s Winner Of The SAARC Women Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Award.

Core Concepts: Entrepreneurship and Land Waste Management.

Link: Webpage on Making Money Out Of Thrash - Meet Bhutan’s Winner Of The SAARC Women Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Award

62. Entrepreneurship in Solid Waste Management

Description: Contains information on how solid waste can be transformed into a source of income.

Core Concepts: Entrepreneurship and Land Waste Management.

Link: Webpage on Entrepreneurship in Solid Waste Management

63. Energy Resources

Description: Description of energy sources.

Core Concepts: Chapter 11:Energy Conservation, Energy Sources, Production and Uses.

Link: Webpage on Energy resources

64. QGIS

Description: Software of QGIS.

Core Concepts: Energy Sources, Production and Uses.

Link: Website to download QGIS for your platform

65. Google Earth

Description: Software of Google Earth.

Core Concepts: Energy Sources, Production and Uses.

Link: Website on google earth

66. Carbon Track

Description: Description of energy management system.

Core Concepts: Energy Management and Efficiency.

Link:  Webpage on what is a home energy management system?

67. Social Indicators of Development

Description: Description of Developmental indicators.

Core Concepts: Chapter 12: Development and Environment, Development.

Link:  Webpage on indicators of development

68. Relationship Among Population, Environment and Development

Description: Description about environment and development.

Core Concepts: Development.

Link:  Webpage on relationship among population, environment, and development

69. Sustainable Development

Description: Contains information on concepts of Sustainable Development, key objectives and dimensions of sustainable development.

Core Concepts: Chapter 13: Sustainable Development, Introduction to Sustainable Development.

Link:  Webpage on Indicators used to measure education and development

70. The 17 Goals of Sustainable Development

Description: Contains information on concepts of Sustainable Development and history of its inception in the UNO.

Core Concepts: Introduction to Sustainable Development.

Link:  Webpage on 17 goals of sustainable development

71. Two Minutes to Understand Sustainable Development

Description: Contains explanation on the concepts of Sustainable development and its goals.

Core Concepts: Introduction to Sustainable Development.

Link: Video on understanding sustainable development

72. The Sustainable Development Goals - Action Towards 2030

Description: Contains explanation on the concepts of Sustainable development and its goals.

Core Concepts: Introduction to Sustainable Development.

Link: Video on sustainable development goals

73. Best Apps to Make Posters

Description: Contains descriptions of different online apps to create posters.

Core Concepts: Introduction to Sustainable Development.

Link: Video on apps to make poster

74. GNH and Sustainable Development in Bhutan

Description: Contains information on Sustainable Development and its dimensions.

Core Concepts: GNH and Sustainable Development.

Link: Webpage on indicators of development

75. The Case of Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness

Description: Contains detailed explanation on inception of GNH and sustainable development in Bhutan.

Core Concepts: GNH and Sustainable Development.

Link: Webpage on National progress, sustainability and higher goals: the case of Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness

76. Animation on ‘What is GNH?’

Description: Contains detailed explanation on inception of GNH and sustainable development in Bhutan.

Core Concepts: GNH and Sustainable Development.

Link: Video on what is GNH?

77. Environmental Acts and Policies

Description: Contains documents of environmental acts and policies.

Core Concepts: GNH and Sustainable Development.

Link: Website on National environment commission

78. Department of Forests and Park Services

Description: Contains documents of environmental acts and policies.

Core Concepts: GNH and Sustainable Development.

Link: Website on department of forest and park services

79. Acts, Rules and Regulations, Policies & Guidelines

Description: Contains policy documents on cottage, small and medium industries policy.

Core Concepts: GNH and Sustainable Development.

Link: Website on Ministry of economic affairs