Science

Physical Science


Biology I


Biology II


AP Biology


11, 12 
1 CREDIT 

Physical Science is an introductory, laboratory-based course that will investigate matter and energy, basic chemistry, forces and motion, sound and light, and electromagnetism.
9,10,11,12 
1 CREDIT

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT: Biology I is an introductory, laboratory-based course designed to relate basic information of living organisms, and their chemical and energy requirements, with their physical environment. The structure and function of cells, cell organization and reproduction, genetics, and living organisms' role in the environment are the focus of content. Students should be encouraged to relate modern biological techniques to real life situations and career opportunities. A part of this course focuses on preparation for the state Biology I exam.

 

10, 11, 12 
1 CREDIT

Biology II is a laboratory-based course that continues the study of life. The units studied will include biochemical life processes (cell respiration, photosynthesis, protein synthesis), advanced genetics and recombinant DNA technology, microbiology and disease, along with advanced plant and ecological studies. Critical thinking skills, projects, research, and group laboratory activities will be emphasized in each unit.

 

11, 12 
1 CREDIT

This course is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory biology course. It provides students with the conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and analytical skills necessary to deal critically with the rapidly changing science of biology. The two main goals of this course are to help students develop a conceptual framework for modern biology and to help students gain an appreciation of science as a process. This course is designed to be taken by students after the successful completion of Biology I and Chemistry I.

 

Chemistry


Brooke Dillard

AP Chemistry


Brooke Dillard

Physics


Brooke Dillard

Anatomy & Physiology


10, 11, 12 
1 CREDIT

Chemistry I is a laboratory-based course that investigates the properties and reactions of matter. Major areas of study include the metric system and scientific notation; symbols, formulas, and nomenclature; chemical equations; stoichiometry; gas laws' kinetic molecular theory; chemical bonding; acid-base chemistry; chemical equilibrium; and oxidation-reduction reactions. Laboratory work should allow the student to directly observe chemical reactions and behavior of matter. Inductive and deductive thinking skills will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Algebra I.

11, 12 
1 CREDIT

AP Chemistry is a laboratory-based course that continues to investigate the properties and reactions of matter. Major areas of study include acid-base reactions, atomic theory, bonding and molecular geometry, equilibrium, oxidation-reduction reactions, reaction rates, nuclear chemistry and organic chemistry. Laboratory work should allow the student to directly observe and predict the behavior of matter. Inductive and deductive thinking skills will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Chemistry I and Algebra II.

 

11, 12 
1 CREDIT

Physics is a laboratory-based course that will investigate matter and energy. Topics emphasized in this class will include Newtonian mechanics: waves, electricity, and magnetism, and nuclear physics. Laboratory work will allow students to observe physical situations as they relate to physical laws and concepts. Prerequisite: Algebra II or concurrent enrolment in Algebra II.

 

11, 12 
1 CREDIT

Human Anatomy and Physiology is a laboratory-based course that investigates the structure and function of the human body. Topics covered will include the role of tissues in the body, homeostatic mechanisms, and introductory embryology. Relationships between major body systems will be emphasized along with effects of drugs, nutrition, disease and biotechnological advances on certain systems.

 

Botany


Environmental Science


Astronomy


Genetics


11, 12 
½ CREDIT

Botany is a laboratory-based course applying basic biological principles to the study of bacteria, protista, fungi, and plants. Topics studied will include morphological characteristics of each kingdom and variations in the reproduction, taxonomy, and physiology.

 

10, 11, 12 
½ CREDIT

Environmental Science is a laboratory-based or field-based course that will explore ways in which the environment shapes living communities. Interactions of organisms with their environment will be emphasized along with the impact of human activities on the physical and biological systems of the earth.

10, 11, 12 
½ CREDIT

Astronomy is a laboratory-based elective course that investigates the study of the celestial bodies in the universe. Major areas of emphasis will include star systems, planetary systems, the history of astronomy, and technological applications.

10, 11, 12 
½ CREDIT

Genetics is a laboratory-based course that will investigate the function of the cell as it applies to genetics; analyze the structure and function of DNA and RNA molecules. Students will apply genetics principles to solving basic genetic problems, describe techniques used to determine patterns of inheritance, and discuss genetic diversity in humans.

       

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