Course Descriptions for Science. 

Available courses

Biology

Students cultivate their scientific mind-set and understanding of biology through inquiry-based study of topics like biochemistry, cellular processes, heredity and evolution.
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Science and Society

Students will consider the various ways that science influences society, and how society influences science/technology.  The goal of this course is to consider a wide variety of science/technology applications and allow room for students choice.
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Honors Biology

Students cultivate their scientific mind-set and understanding of biology through inquiry-based study of topics like biochemistry, cellular processes, heredity and evolution.
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AP Biology

AP Biology is an introductory college-level biology course. Students cultivate their understanding of biology through inquiry-based investigations as they explore topics like evolution, energetics, information storage and transfer, and system interactions.
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Introduction to Chemistry

Students will study matter, its properties, composition, and reactivity. Students will use laboratory work for a significant part of the course and will aid in making connections between evidence, reasoning, and models that explain natural phenomena.
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Chemistry

Chemistry is the study of matter, its properties, composition, and reactivity. Students will perform laboratory work to learn connections between evidence, reasoning, and models that explain natural phenomena.
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Honors Chemistry

In Honors Chemistry, students will study matter, its properties, composition, and reactivity. During laboratory work, students will discover and demonstrate connections between evidence, reasoning, and models that explain natural phenomena.
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AP Chemistry

This is a second year chemistry course that offers the opportunity to earn college credit upon successful completion of the AP test in the spring.  The class is equivalent to a first semester college course in chemistry. The AP Chemistry course provides students with a college-level foundation…
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Introductory Physics

Physics is the science that studies the properties of matter and energy, its motion, and its behavior through space and time.  Students will perform laboratory work as a significant part of the course and is used to teach connections between evidence, reasoning, and models that explain na…
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Physics

Students will study the nature and properties of matter and energy. Students will use laboratory work for a significant part of the course and will aid in making connections between evidence, reasoning, and models that explain natural phenomena.
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AP Physics 1

In this first year physics course, students will have the opportunity to earn college credit upon successful completion of the AP test in the spring. The class is equivalent to a first semester college course in algebra-based physics.
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AP Physics 2

This is a full year physics course, students will have the opportunity to earn college credit upon successful completion of the AP test in the spring. The class is equivalent to a second semester college course in algebra-based physics.
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Anatomy & Physiology

In Anatomy & Physiology, students will  utilize rigorous academic content, laboratory experiences, and clinical applications to familiarize students with the structures and functions of their own body systems. Students will gain a more detailed explanation of human body systems and their r…
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Earth and the Solar System

Students will build on their current understanding of Earth processes, as well as aspects of astronomy such as Earth’s place in the universe and in our solar system. Units include Earth’s interior and exterior, Earth’s atmosphere and climate, and our solar system. The class will include struc…
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Ecological Studies

This is an introductory course for students to study the environment which includes the earth’s biomes and the role and impact of human activities on natural systems.  This course will help students identify and analyze natural and human-induced environmental problems after studying energy a…
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Principles of the Biomedical Sciences (PBS)

In the introductory course of the PLTW Biomedical Science program, students explore concepts of biology and medicine to determine the factors that led to the death of a fictional person. While investigating the case, students examine autopsy reports, investigate medical history, and explore medical…
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