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Science

Provides exploratory experiences and laboratory and real-life applications in the biological sciences. Perform laboratory investigations, by using scientific research, measurement, laboratory technologies, and safety procedures.

While the content focus of this course is consistent with the Biology I course, students will explore these concepts in greater depth. The academic pace and rigor will be greatly increased for honors-level coursework.

This course surveys key topic areas including the application of the scientific process to environmental analysis; ecology; energy flow; ecological structures; earth systems; and atmospheric, land, and water science. Topics also include the management of natural resources and analysis of private and governmental decisions involving the environment. Students explore actual case studies and conduct five hands-on, unit-long research activities, learning that political and private decisions about the environment and the use of resources require the accurate application of scientific processes, including proper data collection and responsible conclusions.

While the content focus of this course is consistent with the Anatomy and Physiology course, students will explore these concepts in greater depth. The academic pace and rigor will be greatly increased for honors-level coursework. Laboratory investigations that include the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem-solving, laboratory apparatus and technologies, experimental procedures, and safety procedures are an integral part of this course. Learners should understand measurement error; and have the skills to aggregate, interpret, and present the resulting data. (Prerequisite: Biology).

Laboratory investigations that include the use of scientific inquiry,  research, measurement, problem-solving, laboratory apparatus and technologies, experimental procedures, and safety procedures are an integral part of this course. Learners should understand measurement error; and have the skills to aggregate, interpret, and present the resulting data. (Prerequisite: Biology).

While the content focus of this course is consistent with the Marine Science 1 course, students will explore these concepts in greater depth. The academic pace and rigor will be greatly increased for honors-level coursework. Laboratory investigations that include the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem-solving, laboratory apparatus and technologies, experimental procedures, and safety procedures are an integral part of this course. Learners should understand measurement error; and have the skills to aggregate, interpret, and present the resulting data.

Study the composition, properties, and changes associated with matter and its applications. Perform laboratory investigations by using scientific methods, measurements, laboratory apparatus, and safety procedures. This course should also include the use of mathematical processes, graphical representation, and data analysis.

While the content focus of this course is consistent with the Chemistry I course, students will explore these concepts in greater depth. The academic pace and rigor will be greatly increased for honors-level coursework. Laboratory investigations that include the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem-solving, laboratory apparatus and technologies, experimental procedures, and safety procedures are an integral part of this course. Learners should understand measurement error; and have the skills to aggregate, interpret, and present the resulting data.

Laboratory investigations should help all students develop a growing understanding of the complexity of empirical work, as well as the skills to calibrate and troubleshoot equipment used to make observations.

Provides a study of the facts, principles, and processes of biology and the collection, interpretation, and formulation of hypotheses from available data. Perform laboratory investigations of selected topics in the content, by using the scientific method, measurement, laboratory apparatus, and safety procedures.

Students cultivate their understanding of chemistry through inquiry-based investigations, as they explore content such as: atomic structure, intermolecular forces and bonding, chemical reactions,  kinetics, thermodynamics, and equilibrium. (Prerequisite: Chemistry and Algebra II)

The goal of this course is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them.

Botany is the scientific study of plants and their relationship to the environment. In this course, students investigate the growth, reproduction, anatomy, morphology, physiology, biochemistry, taxonomy, genetics, and ecology of plants.