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Costa Rica Curriculum Links

Costa Rica offers a wide range of study opportunities and hands on experiences across the geography and science curricula.

Geography
Costa Rica is an ideal location for budding geographers with visits and excursions linking to numerous curriculum topics. Situated on the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’, Costa Rica’s central highlands are dotted with active volcanoes, whilst the country is well known as for its various conservation and sustainable energy projects:

Tectonic processes, landforms & hazards
Weather processes & hazards
Climate change
Ecosystems
Coastal processes, landforms & management
Water & river processes, landforms & management
Geological processes & landforms
Urban change & growth
Development & inequality
Food resources
Water resources
Energy resources

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Science
As one of the most bio-diverse countries on the planet, Costa Rica is a haven for scientists attracted from around the world by the rich research opportunities. Naturally there are strong links to biology, but chemistry and physics are also easily accessible:

Organisms & environment
Evolution, adaptation & natural selection
Ecosystems & relationships in ecosystems
Biodiversity & sampling techniques
Conservation & maintaining biodiversity
Photosynthesis
Classification
Energy for biological processes
Water resources
Rock cycle
Climate change & atmospheric science
Solar system
Seasons on Earth
Energy
Experimental skills and investigations

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