Biology A This course is designed to expose the students the field of biology through lecture and laboratory work. Topics of study include using the scientific method to study life, the structure and function of the cell, basic genetics and human biology. Students will get a foundation in theories, laws and facts of biology as a science. Students will investigate practical and theoretical problems concerning cells and cell processes. Students will also investigate how photosynthesis, respiration and cell division relate to basic cell processes.
Biology B Prerequisite: Biology A This course allows students to explore the diversity and complexity of life on earth as well as the network of interrelationships between living and non-living things.
Chemistry A This course allows students to explore the relationship between elements in order to understand the relationship between science and the world we live in better. Lab experiments, mixing, and experimentation (as guided by the instructor will all take place).
Chemistry B Prerequisite: Chemistry A This course will continue to build upon the concepts and material mastered in Chemistry 1. This course will continue to encourage students to explore the relationship between elements in order to understand the relationship between science and the world we live in better. Lab experiments, mixing, and experimentation (as guided by the instructor will all take place). Forensic Science This course is designed with three main objectives: Students will gain insights into the processes used to solve crimes, gain experience in logically solving problems, and fortify their knowledge of scientific concepts by investigating the science behind the different crime solving techniques. Students will use various techniques such as blood typing, fingerprint analysis, and microscopic analysis of hair, soil, fibers, etc. in order to solve hypothetical crimes. Integrated Science A This course will give ninth grade students a broad introduction to high school scientific methodology, earth science, physics and chemistry.
Integrated Science B Prerequisite: Integrated Science A In addition to traditional science topics, there is a focus on logical thinking, biology evolution of Earth organisms, and manipulation of data in graphic form and history of science and technology.
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