SCIENCE

512 — H Biology 1     1 CREDIT LEVEL 2

This course is designed for students with an aptitude and interest in Science. The course covers topics including: the molecular basis of life (bonds, macromolecules, water, enzymes), cell biology, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, genetics, protein synthesis, and ecology. Acceptance into this course is based on IOWA test scores, 7th and 8th grades science grades, grade school science teacher recommendation. 

 

514 — CP Biology 1     1 CREDIT LEVEL 3

This course uses the ecological approach to study living systems. There are projects, labs, and classroom activities that investigate the unity and diversity of life, the origin of life, the development and speciation of organisms. The emphasis is on the interrelationships between the organisms and their environment. 

 

522 — H Chemistry     1 CREDIT LEVEL 2

This course provides students who have a high level of scientific and mathematical ability and interest the opportunity to study the structure and reactions of matter. These concepts are tested in a full laboratory program.

Pre-requisite: Minimum average of 80 in H Geometry or 92 in CP Geometry and 85 in H Biology or 90 in CP Biology.

Departmental Approval Required 

 

524 — CP Chemistry     1 CREDIT LEVEL 3

This course provides a descriptive background of the nature and reactions of matter with less rigorous mathematical applications than the honors course. These chemical concepts are developed through the laboratory program.

Pre-requisite: Biology 1 and Algebra 1; Departmental Approval Required 

 

526 — Pre-Chemistry/Pre-Physics     1 CREDIT LEVEL 4 

This course introduces the ideas of both chemistry and physics from a conceptual view with an inclusion of basic mathematical applications. Labs emphasize the practical applications of the course. CP Chemistry may still be studied after successfully completing this course, with Departmental Approval. Pre-requisite: Biology 1 – By Invitation Only 

 

531 — H Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry/Physiology     1 CREDIT LEVEL 2

This is a science el specialist/medical research/biology/chemistry. The topics covered during the first semester will be the structure and reactions of the carbon atom. The second semester will cover t ective course designed for juniors or seniors interested in pursuing a career in medical doctor/nurse optics associated with the macromolecules (including proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates), the digestive system, the respiratory system, and the circulatory system. This course is lab based and will include various organic chemistry labs and conclude with a cat dissection.

Pre-requisite: Biology, Chemistry – Minimum average of 85% in H Chemistry or H Chemistry 2 and H Bio or 90% in CP Chemistry or CP Chemistry 2 and CP Biology. Departmental approval is required. 

 

532 — AP Physics 1     1 CREDIT LEVEL 1 

AP Physics 1 is an algebra based course structured after college physics in the advanced placement program sponsored by the College Board. After reviewing the mathematical tools of metric measurements and conversions, significant digits and graphical analysis, this course focuses on the foundation of Physics - Mechanics. Position, displacement, speed, velocity, acceleration and force are analyzed conceptually, algebraically and graphically. Vectors are taught and employed as an analytical tool. Projectile, relative, uniform circular and rotational motion are discussed. Gravity is conceptually developed from Aristotle to Einstein. Mechanical energy and momentum and its conservation conclude the study of mechanics. Simple harmonic motion introduces the concepts of waves and sound. The course concludes with a discussion of static electricity electrical circuits. All students MUST take the AP Physics 1 Exam in May. 

Pre-requisite: Departmental approval is required.

Students are required to purchase an AP Review book to be used in AP Physics 1and AP Physics 2. 

 

533 — H BSCS Bio 2     1 CREDIT LEVEL 2 

This course is designed for students whose interests were sparked in Honors Biology 1, and are looking to gain a deeper understanding of concepts within the field of Biology. The course covers topics including: molecular biology, regulation of gene expression, DNA technology, and evolution. Also included in this course is a comparative study of simple to complex organisms with respect to the life functions of: transport, regulation, and excretion. Prerequisite: 85 or above in Honors Bio 1, 90 or above in CP Bio 1. 

 

534 — CP Biology 2     1 CREDIT LEVEL 1

This course is designed to explore the basic concepts of Biology at a deeper level. The Course also focuses on topics such as DNA technology, cancer, population, genetics, microbiology, and zoology. Prerequisite: CP Biology 1 and CP Biology. 

 

537 — Honors Chemistry 2     1 CREDIT LEVEL 2

This course is designed for students with an aptitude and interest in the sciences. The course complements material covered in Honors Chemistry and will take a problem solving and laboratory experiment approach to all topics presented in a first year college level curriculum. Advanced topics of reaction rate and equilibrium, quantum theory, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and simple organic reactions will be covered. Pre-requisite: Minimum average of 85% in H Chemistry, or 93% in CP Chemistry. Departmental approval is required. 

 

538 — CP Geosciences     1 CREDIT LEVEL 3 

This course studies the geology of the materials that make up the earth (rocks and minerals), forces that act on the surface (wind and water) and under the surface (earthquakes and tectonics), the ocean and water bodies, the atmosphere, weather and basic astronomy. Class activities include laboratory study, virtual labs and video field trips. Pre-requisites: CP Biology and CP Chemistry. 

 

542 — AP Physics 2     1 CREDIT LEVEL 1 

This course is an algebra-based study of light, electricity, magnetism, atomic and nuclear physics and relativity. THIS IS THE SECOND HALF OF A TWO YEAR ADVANCED PLACEMENT PHYSICS B PROGRAM. Experiments on waves, sound, optics, electrical currents, magnetism and radioactivity are the focus for the course. Students are required to take the AP Physics exam B in May after completing the course. 

Pre-requisite: AP Physics 1. Departmental approval is required. 

 

542 — AP Physics 2     1 CREDIT LEVEL 1 

This course is an algebra-based study of light, electricity, magnetism, atomic and nuclear physics and relativity. Experiments on waves, sound, optics, electrical currents, magnetism and radioactivity are the focus for the course. Students are required to take the AP Physics 2 exam in May after completing the course. Pre-requisite: AP Physics 1. Departmental approval is required. 

 

544 — H Physics     1 CREDIT LEVEL 2 

This course is designed to complete the high school background in science with the investigation of the basic concepts of physics. Mathematical tools are taught and used to study motion, heat transfer, electricity, magnetism, waves, and light in both the classroom and the laboratory. 

Pre-requisite: Biology and Chemistry. Co-Requisite for Juniors: H Intro to Calculus 

Co-Requisite for Seniors: CP Precalculus, H Intro to Calculus or Calculus 

 

545 — H Environmental Science     1 CREDIT LEVEL 2 

This is a laboratory and field-based course that provides students with the content and skills needed to understand the various interrelationships in the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems, and to propose and examine solutions to these problems. The course encompasses human population dynamics, energy flow, natural resources, human impact on environmental systems, and environmental law. It is designed for the diligent student with a true interest in the environment. 

Pre-requisite: Minimum average of 80% in H Biology & H Chemistry or 85% average in CP Biology & CP Chemistry.

Departmental approval is required. 

 

546 — H Physics 2     1 CREDIT LEVEL 2 

Students will follow the curriculum for AP Physics 2 but will not be required to take the AP Physics test in May. 

Pre-requisite: H Physics 1 or AP Physics 1 

 

547 — CP Anatomy and Physiology     1 CREDIT LEVEL 1

This course is intended for those interested in careers in medical technology, LPN, physical and athletic training, medical secretary and also those interested in personal health issues. All systems of the human body will be studied and laboratory work will include dissection.

Prerequisite: CP Biology 1 and CP Biology 2 Not available for students who have or are taking H Biology2 and/or H Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry/Physiology. 

 

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