Science Department

Our science courses are designed to help our students develop analytical and critical thinking skills, and empower them to make ethical decisions. Based upon current trends in higher education, we have devised a dual track approach to science course offerings. Students are afforded the opportunity to pursue a Medical or Engineering science track.

All freshmen take either Conceptual Physics or Conceptual Physics Honors. Sophomores take Chemistry I or Chemistry I Honors. Juniors take Biology or Pre-AP Biology (Biochemistry/Microbiology). Electives for juniors and seniors include Forensic Science, Macro-biology/Environmental Science, Honors Chemistry II, Physics I, Human Anatomy and Physiology Honors, AP Biology, AP Chemistry or AP Physics.

518 CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS (9) Required Course Credits 6.0
A full year course intended to learn fundamentals of Physics from a conceptual rather than a mathematical viewpoint. Rules and laws of Physics will be used to discuss the physical situations that make up the basics of physics. Numerous demonstrations, discovery-based laboratory, lecture, and multimedia will be applied to the following topics: kinetics, forces & motion, electricity & simple circuits, generators & diodes, and energy.
519 CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS (Honors) (9) Required Course Credits 6.0
A full year course intended to build a strong conceptual understanding of the fundamentals of Physics. With this strong conceptual foundation, Students are better equipped to understand the equation and formulas of physics and to make connections between concepts of physics and their everyday world. Problems assigned are challenging compared to regular Conceptual Physics in preparation for AP Physics. Numerous demonstrations, discovery-based laboratory, lecture, and multimedia will be applied to the following topics: kinetics, forces & motion, electricity & simple circuits, generators & diodes, and energy.
501 CHEMISTRY I (10) Required Course Credits 6.0
这当然是介绍物质和它的属性。通过课堂作业和实验室活动中,学生将查看不同类型的物质之间的结构和相互作用。化学与日常生活之间的联系将被发现和分析。学生将被引入科学写作,并学习如何处理化学品和设备的安全,高效的方式。这当然是一个先决条件,其教导在分子水平生物学1,因此需要进行的化学物质的背景。
511 CHEMISTRY I (Honors) (10) Required Course Credits 6.0
This course will run parallel to Chemistry I but at a faster pace and greater depth.

Prerequisite: At least a 3.5 in Conceptual Physics and Department approval.

502 BIOLOGY I (11) Required Course Credits 6.0
This course is designed to introduce students to the major concepts in the biological sciences. Introductory topics include: cell chemistry and physiology, cell processes, genetics and genetic engineering. Their applications and implications are examined through various exercises and independent research. A thorough exposure to theories on the origin of life is provided before the student moves on to examine viruses, bacteria and the protists.

A brief survey of the major animal phyla and plant divisions is presented. Required laboratory sessions provide the student with the opportunity to observe some of the processes covered in the classroom, refine their inquiry skills and practice recording, expressing and interpreting data. At all times, the development of a keen awareness of the social and ethical implications of scientific research and development is stressed.

512 BIOLOGY I (Honors) (11) Required Course Credits 6.0
AP预生物学类似于一种荣誉的生物学课程。它是专为学生想带AP生物在任何他们大三或大四和/或在专业医学预科大学。 AP预生物学的学生将涵盖的主题更深入比荣誉的生物学过去一样。本课程将涵盖更多的材料,实验室和调查,并做更多的批判性阅读和写作。任何学生谁是在生物科学和医学领域或谁是服用AP生物学在未来的规划追求事业真正感兴趣,强烈建议走这条路。

Pre-requisites: At least a 3.0 average in prior Science, Mathematics and English courses. Department approval required.

534 HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY (Honors) (12) Elective Course Credits 6.0
本课程是专为谁打算攻读医学或其他健康科学发展的学生。它是开放给任何有资格的高级谁是有兴趣在人体内是如何工作的。结构和人类系统的功能将在大学水平进行研究。猫的解剖,口腔实验室操作会随着人体的研究比较的基础上进行集成。独立研究,个案研究,合作研究组,以及相关的实验室经验是这门课程的组成部分。

Prerequisite: At least 3.0 average in previous Science courses and Department approval. This elective is for Seniors only.

562 ADVANCED PLACEMENT BIOLOGY (11&12) Elective Course Credits 6.0
AP Biology is comparable to an introductory college biology course taken by students planning to major in the biological sciences in college or for those wanting to go into pre-med. AP Biology differs from the standard high school biology class in that it covers more material in greater depth and at a faster pace.

这门课程已经授权美国大学理事会为满足AP生物学的要求。任何学生谁是在生物科学和医学领域追求事业真正感兴趣,强烈建议采取AP生物。 AP生物,让他们获得在概念和技能的先决条件的基础许多大学生物科学课程,为学生提供了在大学的一个重大优势。在AP生物学取得成功的能力,让学生自信和知识基础是成功的在未来的科学课。

Pre-requisites: This course is open to Seniors with at least a 3.5 average in prior Science, Mathematics and English courses.  Department approval is required.

545 ADVANCED PLACEMENT CHEMISTRY (11&12) Elective Course Credits 6.0
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AP Chemistry students will attain a depth of understanding of fundamentals and a reasonable competence in dealing with chemical problems. This course will contribute to the development of the students’ abilities to think clearly and to express their ideas, orally and in writing, with clarity and logic. AP Chemistry will provide students with a laboratory experience equivalent to that of a typical college course.

Pre-requisites: Chemistry I Honors and Algebra II Honors, where a GPA of 3.5 or better is required for both courses.

544 FORENSIC SCIENCE (11&12) Elective Course Credits 6.0
This course will explain the science behind crime-scene investigations. Students will be introduced to the different types of evidence, as well as the techniques for collection and analysis. As they progress through the course, they will refine the techniques and apply them to other areas of study.

The topics covered include: crime-scene investigation; handling and examination of trace evidence such as hair, fibers, soil, pollen, and glass; blood and blood spatter examination; DNA; drug; handwriting and tool mark analysis; impressions; ballistics; forensic anthropology; and the determination of the cause and time of death.

1 STEM( Automation and Robotics) (7) Elective Course Credits 6.0
This course is intended for 7th 年级的学生。这个单元开始与学生学习如何创建和使用工程笔记本,这将在整个过程中GTT使用。他们将学习有关工程和干课程(科学,技术,工程和数学)。该学生将追溯历史,发展,以及自动化和机器人技术的影响。他们了解机械系统,能源传输,自动化及计算机控制系统。学生使用一个强大的机器人平台的设计,建造和程序的解决方案,以解决现有的问题。
2 STEM ( Design and Modeling)  (8) Elective Course Credits 6.0
This course is intended for 8th 年级的学生。在这个单元中,学生们开始认识到一个工程的笔记本文件的价值,捕捉他们的想法。它们被引入到和使用的工程设计过程中解决问题和理解,创造性和创新性设计对我们生活的影响。学生使用业界标准的3D建模软件来创建自己的设计的虚像。学生将通过建立在一个真实的世界环境测试他们的原型带给他们的虚拟图像栩栩如生。
3 Introduction to Engineering Design (10) Elective Course Credits 6.0
介绍了工程designtm(IED)是用于10年级的学生谁感兴趣的设计和工程高中水平的课程。 IED的过程中的主要重点是让学生接触到设计过程中,研究和分析,团队合作,沟通方法,全球和人类活动的影响,工程标准和技术文档。 IED让学生通过活动 - ,以项目和基于问题的(程序appB)学习开发,当然概念技能和理解的机会。与组队方法结合使用,appB的学习挑战学生不断地磨练自己的人际交往能力,创新能力和设计过程的理解。它也允许学生发展战略,使和指导自己的学习,这是教育的终极目标。

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