Science Courses

2001340 Environmental Science - 1 Credit, 9-10
Prerequisites: None

At the conclusion of this course the student will have a thorough of the ways that humans interact with the natural environment.  The content includes biotic and abiotic environmental factors, environmental planning and waste management, characteristics of populations, thermodynamics, and use of conservation practices. Laboratory investigations of selected topics in the content, which also include scientific method, measurement, laboratory apparatus, and safety procedures are an integral part of this course.


2000310 Biology I -  1 Credit, 9-10
2000320 Biology I Honors -  1 Credit, 9-10
2000320L Biology Gifted  -  1 Credit, 9-10

Prerequisite: Gifted requires ESE Staffing

In this course students will explore the relationship between organisms and their environment and between individual cells and biological systems. The processes of life will be approached from the view points of cellular structure and function, genetics and molecular biology, classifications of organisms, physiology, biochemistry, and biological changes through time.  Biology credit is required for graduation.


2000340 AP Biology  1 Credit, 11-12
Prerequisites: Biology Honors

This course is a first year college biology course. The content includes, but is not limited to, cell biology, biochemistry, classical genetics, molecular genetics, evolution, ecology, taxonomy, and the anatomy and physiology of plants and animals. The challenging nature of this course requires the student to devote significant qualities of times and effort outside of regular class times. Strong reading and writing skills required.


2002500 Marine Science -  1 Credit, 11-12
Prerequisite: Biology

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the coastlines and tidal zones, tropical ocean and reef inhabitants, and deep marine organisms. Economic implications of marine resources and the impact of pollution of marine environment will be included laboratory activities and safe laboratory techniques are an essential component of this course.


2000360 Anatomy & Physiology Honors -  1 Credit, 11-12
Prerequisite: Biology I

This course provides advanced science students with a comprehensive background in human anatomy and physiology. Students will be required to understand terminology, identify structures, and understand body functions. The course will include a study of the organ systems of the body, utilizing anatomical terminology to describe or explain structural composition and physiological processes. Vertebrate dissection is a major part of this course. Laboratory activities and safe laboratory techniques are an essential component of the course.


2003340 Chemistry I -  1 Credit, 10-11
2003350 Chemistry I Honors -  1 Credit, 10-11
Prerequisites: Biology, Algebra I

2003350L Chemistry Gifted -  1 Credit, 10-11
Prerequisite: Biology, ESE Staffing Required

In this course, students will be provided with a study of composition, properties, and changes associated with matter. The content shall include, but not limited to; measurement, classification and structure of matter, atomic theory, moles, periodicity, chemical bonding, formula writing, nomenclature, chemical equations, stoichiometry, kinetic theory, gas laws, acids and bases, energy relationships, solids, liquids, and solutions. Laboratory activities and safe laboratory techniques are an essential component of the course.


2003310 Physical Science 1 Credit, 10-12
Prerequisites: Biology

This course will prepare students to develop an understanding of  the role of  chemical and physical technology in everyday life and society. Laboratory activities and safe laboratory techniques are an essential component of the  course  and  allow  students  to  become  familiar  with  scientific  instruments  and  methods  as  well  as provide  opportunities  to  study  the  concepts  of   matter,  energy,  and  forces,  and  their  applications  through  exploratory investigations and activities.


2003370 AP Chemistry1 Credit, 11-12
Prerequisites: Biology, Chemistry Honors, Algebra II Honors

This is a college level course in chemistry. Content includes, but is not limited to the structure of matter, the states of matter, chemical reactions, and descriptive chemistry. The challenging nature of this course requires the student to devote significant quantities of time and effort outside of regular class time.


2003380 Physics I - 1 Credit, 11-12
Prerequisites: Biology, Chemistry, Alg. 1

2003390 Physics I Honors - 1 Credit, 11-12
Prerequisites: Biology, Chemistry, Alg. II Honors

This course will provide students with an introductory study of the theories and laws governing mechanics, conservation of energy and electricity. Laboratory activities and safe laboratory techniques are an essential component of the course and offer students an opportunity to become familiar with scientific instruments and method.


2003421 AP Physics 11 Credit, 11-12
Prerequisites: Biology, Algebra II Honors

AP Physics 1 is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course that explores topics such as Newtonian mechanics (including rotational motion); work, energy, and power; mechanical waves and sound; and introductory, simple circuits. Through inquiry-based learning, students will develop scientific critical thinking and reasoning skills. Lab Requirement: This course requires that 25 percent of the instructional time will be spent in hands-on laboratory work, with an emphasis on inquiry based investigations that provide students with opportunities to apply the science practices.


2003422 AP Physics 21 Credit, 11-12
Prerequisite: Precalc. or concurrently enrolled

AP Physics 2 AP is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course that explores topics such as fluid statics and dynamics; thermodynamics with kinetic theory; PV diagrams and probability; electrostatics; electrical circuits with capacitors; magnetic fields; electromagnetism; physical and geometric optics; and quantum, atomic, and nuclear physics. Through inquiry-based learning, students will develop scientific critical thinking and reasoning skills. Lab Requirement: This course requires that 25 percent of the instructional time will be spent in hands-on laboratory work, with an emphasis on inquiry-based investigations that provide students with opportunities to apply the science practices.


2003430 AP Physics C 1 Credit,11-12
Prerequisites: AP Physics 1, AP Calculus

This is a calculus-based college level course in physics. It is divided into two-sections: classical mechanics and electricity / magnetism. The extremely rapid pace and challenging nature of this course requires the student to devote significant quantities of time and effort outside of regular class time. This is the preferred AP Physics course for students who intend to major in physics or engineering in college.


2001380 AP Environmental Science1 Credit, 10*-12
Prerequisites: Biology

This is a college level course which provides the student with the scientific principles, concepts, and methods 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.