Physical Science (13030) Level 9-12 Credit 1/2 or 1
Physical Science involves the study of the structures and states of matter. Typically (but not always) offered as introductory survey courses, they may include such topics as forms of energy, wave phenomenon, electro-magnetism, and physical and chemical interactions.
Biology (13020) Level: 9-12 Credit: 1/2 or 1
Biology I: a study of the scientific process, cell structure and reproduction, heredity, microbiology, biotechnology, and photosynthesis and reproduction.
Biology II: A study of the digestive, circulatory, excretory, respiratory, immune, endocrine systems, reproductive systems, viruses and bacteria, and plants.
Ecology (13110) Level: 9-12 Credit: 1/2 or 1
Ecology I: areas covered include the environment and society, tools of environmental science, the dynamic earth, ecosystems and evolution, the cycling of material, biomes, aquatic ecosystems, populations, and biodiversity.
Ecology II: areas covered include the study of water, air, climate, land, food and agriculture, mining and mineral resources, nonrenewable energy, renewable energy, waste, human health, and economics, policy and the future.
Chemistry (13031) Level: 9-12 Credit: 1/2 or 1
Chemistry I: areas covered include measurement, matter, atomic structure, electron configuration, the periodic table, chemical formula and equations, the mole, elements and their properties.
Chemistry II: areas covered include chemical bonding, molecular structure, kinetic theory, liquids, gases, solutions and colloids, colligate properties, reaction rates, acids, bases, salts, electrolytes, oxidation reduction, organic chemistry.
Integrated Science (13031) Level: 10-12 Credit: 1/2 or 1
This course is an integrated, standards-based approach to high school science. Topics from chemistry, biology, and earth science are presented in context, using examples that connect with students’ own lives and relate to their local and global communities. The course combines a rigorous approach with an engaging, hands-on instructional design. Students learn to analyze, assess, and make decisions using scientific data. Topics include sustainable living, survival needs, energy transfer, living in today’s world, population dynamics, food production, cell structure and function, Earth’s components, classifying elements, period table study, photosynthesis, genetics and crop breeding, genetic engineering, hydrocarbon chemistry, clothing materials, toxic heavy metal disposal, catalysts, bio-fuels and energy alternatives.