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Science Course Descriptions
Anatomy and Physiology Honors
1 year, Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: Biology I with a C average or Integrated Science 3 with C average
This course is a “must” for all health profes-sions. Study the human body parts and how they work, starting with the cell and ending with the total function of the body. The pur-pose of this course is to provide students with rigorous content and laboratory activities in the structures of the components of the human body.

Chemistry I
1 year, Grade 10-12
The purpose of this course is to provide students with the study of the composi-tion, properties and changes associated with matter. The content include, but not limited to, classification and structure of matter, atomic theory, periodic table, bond-ing, chemical formulas, chemical reactions and balanced equations, behavior of gases, physical changes, acids, bases and salts and energy associated with physical and chemi-cal changes. Opportunities to understand the interactions of science with technology and society will be provided.

Chemistry I Honors
1 year, Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: C average or better in Honors Science, Algebra I and Geometry
Chemistry honors is the advanced study of matter and how it reacts with other matter. It requires much memorization and algebra along with good lab technique.

Advanced Placement Chemistry I
1 year, Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: Chemistry I or Chemistry I Hon-ors
AP Chemistry is a first-year college-level chemistry course that deals with the topics of acid-base reactions, chemical kinetics, thermodynamics and electrochemistry. Stu-dents anticipating taking this course should be highly motivated and have excellent grades in Chemistry I or Chemistry I Honors.

Earth/Space Science
1 year, Grade 11
The purpose of this course is to develop and apply concepts basic to the Earth, its materials, processes, history, and environ-ment in space. Course content include, the nature of science, the universe and the solar system, the developmental cycle of stars, the earth, moon system, space explo-ration, formation of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks and identification and classification of rocks and minerals, geological divisions of the earth, formation of land forms and basic mountain types, fundamentals of plate tectonics, forma-tion of rivers and water systems, glaciers, hydrologic cycle, physical oceanogra-phy, meteorology, including development of hazardous weather, weather mapping, weather systems, frontal development, and satellite imagery, types of soils and erosion, and renewable and nonrenewable energy resources.

Physical Science
1 year, Grade 10
The purpose of this course is to provide op-portunities to study concepts of matter, energy and forces, and their applications through exploratory investigations and activities. Course content includes structure of atoms, structure and properties of matter, chemical reactions, entropy and conservation of energy, interactions of energy and matter, motions and forces, and interactions among science, tech-nology and society. This course will include laboratory investigations that incorporate the use of measurement, problem solving, labora-tory apparatus, safety procedures and experi-mental procedures.

Physics I Honors
1 year, Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: B average or better in Chemistry honors and TEACHER APPROVAL
Physics is a mathematical science course that deals with the laws of nature such as gravity, motion, electricity, and light.

Advanced Placement Physics 1
1 year, Grades 11-12
Advanced Placement Physics 1 is the equiv-alent to a first-semester college course in algebra-based physics. Covers Newtonian mechanics (including rotational dynamics and angular momentum); work, energy, and power; mechanical waves and sound. It will also introduce electric circuits.

Biology 1
1 year, Grade 10
The purpose of this course is to provide ex-ploratory experiences and laboratory and real-life applications in the biological sciences. Laboratory investigations, which include the use of scientific research, measurement, labo-ratory technologies and safety procedures, are an integral part of this course.

Biology I Honors
1 year, Grade 9
Prerequisite: Physical Science Honors with a C average or better
A higher level course dealing with the struc-ture and function of plants and animals.

Advanced Placement Biology
1 year, Grades 11-12
Prerequisite: Biology Honors and Chemistry Honors
The purpose of this course is to provide a college-level course in the biological science and to prepare students to seek credit and/ or appropriate placement in college biology courses. The content should include molecu-lar and cellular biology, organismal biology and popular biology, along with other ap-propriate topics. Opportunities to understand the interactions of science with technology and society should be provided. Specific AP lab activities are course requirements. All stu-dents enrolled in AP biology are REQUIRED to take the national AP biology exam.

Advanced Placement Environmental Science
1 year, Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Completion of biology and a 2.0 GPA
Have you ever hugged a manatee? Have you ever walked in a rain forest? Where does your drinking water come from? Study the local and global environment, work with current national and international agencies to gather and interpret data for world-wide distribution, help design informative and educational dis-plays for city, county and state contests, and participate in Global Research on how to ef-fectively change, adapt, and improve the en-vironment. Hands on and field experiences is an important part of the program. Computer skills helpful but not required.