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Science Department Course Descriptions

Anatomy and Physiology Students learn the basic concepts of anatomy and physiology through the study of anatomical language, tissue & organ levels of organization, homeostatic changes, structure & function and current topics in health and disease in relation to human organ systems. Students will dissect organ systems, prepare tissue slides, view interactive videos, create models, read & outline college level text, hear lectures, participate in field trips, write laboratory reports, conduct presentations and use computer simulations to

better understand the concepts of Anatomy & Physiology.

Prerequisites: Junior or senior with a C or better in Chemistry who has taken or is concurrently taking Biology or AP Biology 1 credit _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

AP Biology and AP Biology Lab

In this collegelevel introductory biology course, students analyze the rapidly changing science of biology by applying factual knowledge, analytical skills, and the scientific method. Students evaluate the field not only as a series of events that occur in living systems but also as a field that produces social, economic, and ethical change. Students practice personal interaction with biological concepts as they complete a series of laboratory and handson activities in preparation for the Advanced Placement examination. This course will meet for two class periods each day. AP Biology and AP Biology Lab must be taken together.

All students take the AP Test for possible college credit; the cost of the test per student/family is $87. Fee reductions apply for

students who qualify for the federal free/reduced lunch program.

Prerequisites: Physics and Chemistry 2 credits _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

AP Chemistry and AP Chemistry Lab

This course is equivalent to a college introductory chemistry course in which students investigate topics dealing with the structure of the atom, bonding of elements, behavior of gases, chemical reactions, kinetics, equilibria, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, and organic and nuclear chemistry. This exploration takes place through the use of stateoftheart laboratory facilities and interactive computer software, which allows the students personal experience with chemistry concepts in preparation for the Advanced Placement examination. This course will meet for two class periods each day. AP Chemistry and AP Chemistry Lab must be taken together.

All students take the AP Test for possible college credit; the cost of the test per student/family is $87. Fee reductions apply for

students who qualify for the federal free/reduced lunch program.

Prerequisites: Chemistry 2 credits _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

AP Physics B and AP Physics Lab

In this collegelevel physics course (equivalent to the first year noncalculus based college physics course), students train rigorously in physical science including concepts of motion, heat, electricity and magnetism, optics, and modern physics. Students will exhibit their understanding of these topics by conducting laboratory and research projects, presenting their findings through oral, written, and multimedia products, and by successfully completing the Advanced Placement exam. This course will meet for two class periods each day. AP Physics and AP Physics Lab must be taken together.

All students take the AP Test for possible college credit; the cost of the test per student/family is $87. Fee reductions apply for

students who qualify for the federal free/reduced lunch program.

Prerequisites: Chemistry, Physics and Algebra/Trig (Math III); _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 2 credits _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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