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Biology

AP Biology (Advanced Placement) 6121

The exploration of ''just what is life'' is an exciting and rigorous study. This course has the goal of preparing students to pass the national AP Biology Exam. Topics include sexual reproduction, embryonic development, mechanisms of evolution, gene technology, simple animals, animal body systems, and animal behavior.  Prerequisite: Pre AP Biology

Biology 6021

Areas of study include topics pertaining to cell structure and function, energy flow, homeostasis, taxonomy, plant structure and function, animal structure and function, genetics and ecology. Laboratory work is emphasized.

Conceptual Biology 6022

This is an introductory course designed for students who have completed Physical Science and who are interested in the field of technical biology with the scientific knowledge and opportunities to develop the inquiry, problem solving and decision making abilities necessary for their future vocation. The course will provide an in-depth study in the chemical nature of life, cellular functions, microbiology, ecology, biotechnology, zoology and botany with the emphasis on application. Conceptual credits may not be accepted by four-year high education institutions for admission.

Pre-AP Biology 6163

A rigorous course in Biology intended to prepare students for AP Biology. Areas of study include biochemistry, cell structure and function, ecology, plant structure, heredity and molecular genetics, and an introduction to animal phyla. Lab work is emphasized. Prerequisite: Chemistry or Biology and Algebra II or Math 10 (may be taken concurrently). AP Biology must be scheduled second semester.

Chemistry

AP Chemistry (Advanced Placement) 6321

College level course with instruction designed to prepare for the AP exam and receive college credit. Topics include an in-depth examination of the structure and states of matter, reaction stoichiometry, equilibrium, kinetics, thermodynamics, descriptive chemistry, nuclear chemistry, electrochemistry and an introduction to organic chemistry. Prerequisite: Pre-AP Chemistry.

Chemistry 6031

Topics include matter, atomic theory, stoichiometry, kinetic theory, gas laws, solution reactions, and introductory thermodynamics. Course is strongly recommended for college-bound students.

Conceptual Chemistry 6032

An introductory level course designed for students in the skilled pathway who have completed science 9 and who desire an alternative to a traditional college preparatory course that emphasizes real life applications of chemical principles. Mathematical based problem solving is de-emphasized with emphasis on the study of matter, it composition and its changes. Conceptual credits may not be accepted by four-year high education institutions for admission.

Honors Pre-AP Chemistry 6363

This is an enhanced study of chemistry with extensive investigation of matter, atomic theory, reaction stoichiometry, kinetic theory, gas laws, solution reactions, and introduction to organic chemistry. Prerequisite: Chemistry and Algebra II (may be taken concurrently). AP Chemistry must be scheduled second semester.

Physical Science

Physical Science 6011

This course concentrates on the development of foundational knowledge in biology, chemistry, physics, earth/environmental science and astronomy. Through a spiraling, inquiry-based program of study, students will demonstrate scientific literacy and the use of 21st Century Skills across these major fields of science. Subject matter is delivered through a coordinated, integrated approach with an emphasis on the development of the major science themes of systems, changes, and models. Students will engage in active inquiries, investigations, and hands-on activities for a minimum of fifty percent of the instructional time to develop conceptual understanding and research/laboratory skills.

Physical Science Honors 6011H

This course covers all of the same material as a regular physical science class; however, the content is taught from a more open-ended and thematic approach, which allows more questioning, predicting, and higher thinking skills. A science project is required.

Physics

AP Physics (Advancement Placement) 6323

College level course with instruction designed to prepare for the AP exam and receive college credit. Topics include an in-depth examination of mechanics, electricity and magnetism, fluid mechanics and thermal physics, waves and optics and atomic and nuclear physics. Prerequisite: Pre-AP Physics.

Pre-AP Physics 6362

Topics include investigations into Newtonian physics, projectile and centripetal motion, gravitation, and momentum. This course is strongly recommended for students preparing for college. Prerequisite: Physics and Trigonometry (Trigonometry may be taken concurrently).

Conceptual Physics (Principles of Technology) (Grades 11/12) 6042

For students interested in technical careers and wishing to fulfill their understanding of the physical principles underlying modern technology. This course offers exposure to technical skills by using mechanical systems, fluid systems, electrical systems, and thermal systems dealing with force, work, rate and energy. Conceptual credits may not be accepted by four-year high education institutions for admission.

Physics (Grade) 6041

Topics include investigations into Newtonian physics, projectile and centripetal motion, gravitation, and momentum. This course is strongly recommended for students preparing for college. Prerequisites: Trigonometry (may be taken concurrently).

Anatomy and Physiology (Grades 11/12) 6103

An advanced course for college-bound students interested in health or medical related fields with emphasis on basic anatomy and physiology of the human body.

Environmental Science 6312

This course incorporates the fundamentals of geology, biology, chemistry, physics, meteorology, and ecology, as well as economics, politics and social considerations. Students develop an understanding of how humans are affected by the environment.

Microbiology 6162

This course will consider the nature and importance of microorganisms, including bacteria, yeasts, molds, viruses and pathogenic protozoa. Activities will include the studies of orphological, physiological and cultural characteristics along with staining methods, leading to their identification. Special attention will be given to pathogenic forms and basic aspects of microbiology in relation to man and his environment. The role of these microorganisms in health and medicine will also be addressed. Prerequisite: Biology and Chemistry.

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