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High School /  Science

Science courses at the High School level tend to be more in-depth and specialized than courses at lower levels.
 
Earth Science is targeted to High School students (grades 9-10) as well as advanced Middle School students, covering a comprehensive assortment of topics in:

  • laboratory skills
  • astronomy
  • geology
  • meteorology
  • oceanography
  • sources of energy driving Earth processes
  • Earth history

 

Biology/Living Environment is targeted to High School students (grades 9-10) as well as advanced Middle School students, covering an assortment of topics in:

  • ecosystems
  • structure and functions of the human body
  • heredity
  • evolution
  • reproduction and development
  • dynamic equilibrium
  • interdependence
  • human impact on the environment

 

Biology is targeted to High School students (grades 9-12) with less emphasis on ecology and the environment, and more emphasis on biochemistry, genetics and technical vocabulary. This course is well-suited to advanced or honors students and students going on to take AP Biology.

 

Chemistry is a more advanced level course targeted to upper level High School students (grades 11-12), covering:

  • basic chemical properties of matter
  • development and properties of the Periodic Table
  • chemical bonding and reactions
  • conservation of mass and charge
  • energy and heat
  • oxidation-reduction
  • acids, bases and salts
  • nuclear chemistry
  • organic chemistry

Physics is a more advanced level course targeted to upper level High School students (grades 11-12), covering:

  • atomic structure
  • forms of energy
  • conservation of energy
  • waves
  • laws of motion
  • electricity and magnetism

 

Physical Science is a lower-level general survey course targeted to High School students (grades 9-12) covering topics in chemistry and physics.

Science topics

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