Science

BIOLOGY I (L)

                                                     (BIO I)

 

Biology Iis a course based on laboratory investigations that include a study of the structures and functions of living organisms and their interactions with the environment. At a minimum, students enrolled in Biology I explore the structure and function of cells, cellular processes, and the interdependencies of organisms within populations, communities, ecosystems, and the biosphere. Students work with concepts, principles, and theories of the living environment. In addition, students enrolled in this course are expected to: (1) gain an understanding of the history and development of biological knowledge, (2) explore the uses of biology in various careers, and (3) investigate biological questions and problems related to personal needs and societal issues.

·        Recommended Grade Level: 9

·        Credits: A two credit course

·        Fulfills the Biology requirement for the General (Class of 2010 and subsequent classes), Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

·        A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

 

INTEGRATED CHEMISTRY-PHYSICS (L)

                                                 (ICP)

 

Integrated Chemistry-Physicsis a laboratory-based course in which students explore fundamental chemistry and physics principles. Students enrolled in this course examine, through the process of scientific inquiry, the structure and properties of matter, chemical reactions, forces, motion, and the interactions between energy and matter. Working in a laboratory environment, students investigate the basics of chemistry and physics in solving real-world problems that may have personal or social consequences beyond the classroom.

·        Recommended Grade Level: 10

·        Recommended Prerequisite: Algebra I (may be taken concurrently with this course)

·        Credits: A two credit course

·        Counts as a Science Course for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

·        A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

 

  

 

CHEMISTRY I (L)

                                                    (CHEM I)

 

Chemistry Iis a course based on laboratory investigations of matter, chemical reactions, and the role of energy in those reactions. Students enrolled in Chemistry I compare, contrast, and synthesize useful models of the structure and properties of matter and the mechanisms of its interactions. In addition, students enrolled in this course are expected to: (1) gain an understanding of the history of chemistry, (2) explore the uses of chemistry in various careers, (3) investigate chemical questions and problems related to personal needs and societal issues, and (4) learn and practice laboratory safety.

·        Recommended Grade Level: 10-12

·        Recommended Prerequisite: Algebra II (can be taken concurrently)

·        Credits: A two credit course

·        Fulfills a Chemistry I requirement for the Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, Core 40 with Technical Honors or a Science Course requirement of the General Diploma

·        A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

 

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

 

 Anatomy & Physiologyis a course in which students investigate and apply concepts associated with human anatomy and physiology. Concepts covered include the process of homeostasis and the essentials of human function at the level of genes, cells, tissues, and organ systems. Students will understand the structure, organization, and function of the various components of the healthy human body in order to apply this knowledge in all health-related fields.

 

The course should include ample laboratory experiences that illustrate the application of the standards to the appropriate cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems. Dissection is both appropriate and necessary. Students should be able to use basic laboratory equipment such as microscopes, balances, and pipettes.

  • Recommended Grade Level: 11-12
  • Required Prerequisite: First-Year course of same discipline (Biology)
  • Recommended Prerequisite: Chemistry
  • Credits: A two-semester course, one credit per semester
  • Counts as a Life Science Course for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with A cademic Honors, and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

 

 

CHEMISTRY II (L)

                                                  (CHEM II)

 

Chemistry IIis an extended laboratory, field, and literature investigations-based course. Students enrolled in Chemistry II examine the chemical reactions of matter in living and nonliving materials. Based on the unifying themes of chemistry and the application of physical and mathematical models of the interactions of matter, students use the methods of scientific inquiry to answer chemical questions and solve problems concerning personal needs and community issues related to chemistry.

·        Recommended Grade Level: 11-12

·        Recommended Prerequisite: Chemistry I, Algebra II

·        Credits: A two credit course

·        Counts as a Science Course for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

·        A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

 

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, ADVANCED (L)

                                               (ENVSCI ADV)

 

Environmental Science, Advanced, is an interdisciplinary course that integrates biology, Earth science, chemistry, and other disciplines. Students enrolled in this course conduct in-depth scientific studies of ecosystems, population dynamics, resource management, and environmental consequences of natural and anthropogenic processes. Students formulate, design, and carry out laboratory and field investigations as an essential course component. Students completing Environmental Science, Advanced acquire the essential tools for understanding the complexities of national and global environmental systems.

·        Recommended Grade Level: 11-12

·        Recommended Prerequisite: Two credits in Core 40 and AHD science coursework

·        Credits: A two credit course

·        Counts as a Science Course for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

·        A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

 

  

PHYSICS I (L)

                                                     (PHYS I)

 

Physics Iis a laboratory-based course in which students synthesize the fundamental concepts and principles related to matter and energy, including mechanics, wave motion, heat, light, electricity, magnetism, atomic and subatomic physics. Through regular laboratory study using such quantities as velocity, acceleration, force, energy, momentum, and charge, students (1) examine the nature and scope of physics, including its relationship to other sciences and its ability to describe phenomena using physical laws, (2) describe the history of physics and its role in the birth of technology, (3) explore the uses of its models, theories, and laws in various careers, and (4) investigate physics questions and problems related to personal needs and societal issues.

·        Recommended Grade Level: 11-12

·        Recommended Prerequisite: Algebra II

·        Credits: A two credit course

·        Counts as a Science Course for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

·        A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course
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