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SCIENCE


LIFE SCIENCE 7

GRADE: 7
SEMESTERS: Year
CREDIT: 0
PREREQUISITE: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Seventh grade life science is a required year-long course. Grading will be based on student participation as well as chapter and semester evaluations.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Exploring life science
2. Nature of life
3. Cells, tissues, organ systems
4. Classification of living things
5. Viruses and monerans
6. Protists and fungi
7. Plants
8. Human Biology
9. Health/Drugs
10. Heredity & Adaptation
11. Animals:
     sponges, cnidarians
     worms, mollusks
     arthropods, echinoderms
     fish, amphibians
     reptiles, birds
     mammals

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Work cooperatively & collaboratively with peers
2. Demonstrate the uses of the scientific method
3. Demonstrate metric conversions
4. Use and understand proper laboratory procedure and safety practices


EARTH SCIENCE 8

GRADE: 8
SEMESTERS: Year
CREDIT: 0
PREREQUISITE: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Students will study the scientific method and various aspects of the sciences

AREAS OF STUDY:
1) Foundations of Earth Science
     a) The nature of science
     b) Matter and its changes
2) Rocks and Minerals
     a) Minerals
     b) Rocks
3) The Changing surface of the Earth
     a) Weathering and Soil
     b) Erosion and Deposition
     c) Water Systems
     d) Views of Earth
4) Earth’s internal process
     a) Plate Tectonics
     b) Earthquakes
     c) Exploring oceans
5) Change and Earth’s history
     a) Clues to Earth’s past
     b) Geologic time
6) Earth’s Resources
     a) Energy
     b) You and the environment
     c) You, Air, and Water
7) Astronomy
     a) Exploring Space
     b) Earth-Moon System
     c) The Solar system
     d) Stars and Galaxies

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Understands basic features and processes of the Earth
2. Understands ideas about the composition and structure of the Universe, and the Earth’s place in it.
3. Understands basic concepts about the structure and properties of matter.
4. Understands energy types, sources, and conversions, and their relationship to heat and temperature
5. Understands motion and force.
6. Understands nature of scientific knowledge, inquiry, scientific enterprise & its relationship to technological design.


PHYSICAL SCIENCE

GRADE: 9
SEMESTERS: Year
CREDIT: 2
PREREQUISITE: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The emphasis in this course is in the physical sciences. Physical science fundamentals are taught in the area of force and energy, the nature of matter, organic chemistry, and the interactions of matter. All measurements in this course are in the metric system. Students will acquire a better understanding of the forces which have shaped our planet and are continually reshaping it.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Scientific methods and problem-solving strategies
2. Velocity , acceleration, and momentum
3. Energy
4. Machines
5. Nature of matter
6. Interactions of matter
7. Organic compounds
8. Acids & Basis

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Conducts a logical approach to problem-solving.
2. Perform calculations to verify knowledge of measurement in the metric system.
3. Analyze different types of motion and forces.
4. Evaluate various types of energy.
5. Identify parts of an atom.
6. Recognize chemical symbols and equations.
7. Recognize chemical reactants and products in chemical reactions.


BIOLOGY

GRADE: 10
SEMESTERS: Year
CREDIT: 2
PREREQUISITE: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Biology is the study of life. Attention is given to cells and how they work, genetics, the diversity of life, and the characteristics of living things. Plants, animals, bacteria, fungi, and microscopic organisms are surveyed, as well as the major systems of the human body. Lab work and dissection are an important part of this class.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. What is Biology
2. Ecology
3. Life of a Cell
4. Genetics
5. Change Through Time
6. The Kingdoms
7. The Human Body

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Students will use technology in the classroom to complete assignments
2. Students will practice the basic skills of researching, organizing, and writing, when creating and orally presenting biographies on key scientific figures.
3. Students will learn to work cooperatively and collaboratively with their peers in order to accomplish goals/assignments.
4. Students will complete reading and written assignments on time.
5. Students will be required to apply their cooperative/collaborative skills during class and sessions of dissection.
6. Students will learn how the field of biology relates to them personally, and how biology will be relative to them in their out of school experiences.


ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

GRADE: 11-12
SEMESTERS: Year
CREDIT: 2
PREREQUISITE: Biology

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Environmental science is a multidisciplinary field that draws from all the sciences, as well as from other fields, that helps us better understand the relationship between humans and the world in which we live. Environmental science in considered an applied science in which the principles of ecology, biology, chemistry, geology, geography are used to achieve practical goals. The study of environmental science focuses on three main areas: conservation of natural resources, environmental education & communication, and environmental research.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Ecology
2. Biodiversity
3. Water, air, & climate
4. Food & agriculture
5. Energy resources
6. Human health
7. Economics & policy


CHEMISTRY

GRADE: 11-12
SEMESTERS: Year
CREDIT: 2
PREREQUISITE: Algebra I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The intent of this course is to introduce the students to development of the structure and composition of materials and changes in their composition. Students will learn in-depth the structure of atoms and understand how the periodic table is designed the way it is. This is a lecture and laboratory course with an emphasis on student participation. It is designed to be an introductory course and a pre-college course for those students who are interested in science.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Scientific measurement and calculation
2. Matter & energy
3. Chemical formulas & equations
4. Atomic structure & bonding
5. Periodic table & properties
6. Organic compounds
7. Acids, bases & salts

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Perform calculations to verify knowledge of the metric system.
2. Conduct a logical approach to problem-solving.
3. Classify matter according to properties and structure.
4. Demonstrate competency of chemical shorthand.


PHYSICS

GRADE: 11-12
SEMESTERS: Year
CREDIT: 2
PREREQUISITE: Algebra II or Instructor Approval
(It is advisable to take Advanced Math prior to or concurrently with Physics.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is designed for the college bound student who will be taking one or more science courses in college and for the vocational student who needs a rigorous study of the mechanics of the physical universe. The course will consist of problem-solving, laboratory activities, and lectures.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Mathematical relationships
2. Motion
3. Forces
4. Vectors
5. States of matter
6. Sound
7. Light
8. Mirrors & lenses
9. Electricity

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Perform calculations to verify knowledge of the metric system.
2. Analyze and interpret variables of graphic data.
3. Evaluate various types of motion, forces, and energy.
4. Apply laws of reflection and refraction to various situations.


ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

GRADE: 11-12
SEMESTERS: Year
CREDIT: 2
PREREQUISITE: Biology

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Students will be furnished with information about the human body. Information gained in this class can be utilized as a means to further professional training in the health sciences or general biological studies. Cat dissection will be done in order to study the body systems.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Anatomical directions
2. Circulatory system
3. Reproductive system
4. Lymphatic system
5. Endocrine system
6. Cells, tissues & membranes
7. Digestive system
8. Skeletal system
9. Muscular system
10. Nervous system

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Demonstrate use of anatomical terms.
2. Identify parts of animal cells and describe their functions.
3. Name and describe components of body systems.
4. Distinguish among the functions of the various body systems.

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