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SCIENCE

Chemistry I Prerequisite / Selection Process : Physical Science 9 , or Honors Physical Science 9 or Honors Physics 9 Intended Audience : Grade 10 Credit : Two trimesters = 1.0 credit Major Outcomes : Build understanding of :
• Composition , structure , interactions between substances
• Measurement
• Compounds
• Atoms
• Chemical reactions
• Kinetic theory Projects , Activities , etc .: Lab work Instructional Focus : Rigorous high school-level concepts through small and large group lecture and lab activities ; high school text is used
Honors Chemistry I Prerequisite / Selection Process : Physical Science 9 , or Honors Physical Science 9 , or Honors Physics 9 [ This course is suggested in preparation for the IB Program ] Intended Audience : Grade 10 Credit : Two trimesters = 1.0 credit Major Outcomes : Build understanding of :
• Composition , structure , interactions between substances
• Measurement
• Compounds
• Atoms
• Chemical reactions
• Kinetic theory Projects , Activities , etc .: Lab work Instructional Focus : College-level concepts through small and large group lecture and lab activities ; college text is used
AP Chemistry [ AndHS only ] [ AP exam is in May each year ] Prerequisite / Selection Process : Physical Science 9 or Physical Science 9 ( H ) Intended Audience : Grade 10 Credit : 3 trimesters = 1.5 credit Major Outcomes : Build understanding of :
• Structure of matter
• Intermolecular forces and bonding
• Chemical reactions
• Kinetics
• Laws of thermodynamics
• Chemical equilibrium
• Approach the AP exam with confidence Projects , Activities , etc .: Inquiry based activities and lab work Instructional Focus : College-level concepts through small and large group lecture and lab activities ; college text is used . College credit may be earned based on AP exam score and institution
Biology I Prerequisite / Selection Process : Chemistry I or Honors Chemistry I or AP Chemistry [ AndHS ] Intended Audience : Grade 11 Credit : Two trimesters = 1.0 credit Major Outcomes :
• Describe cycles and interactions in the natural world
• Understand structure and function of cells
• Understand principles and applications of genetics
• Knowledge of biological change over time
• Understand life processes and diversity of life on Earth
Projects , Activities , etc .: Lab work Instructional Focus : Small and large group lecture and lab activities
AP Biology [ AndHS , BHS , CRHS only ] [ AP exam is in May each year ] Prerequisite / Selection Process : Chemistry I or Honors Chemistry I or AP Chemistry [ AndHS ] Intended Audience : Grade 11 Credit : Three trimesters = 1.5 credits Major Outcomes :
• Science as a Process
• Evolution
• Energy Transfer
• Continuity and Change
• Relationship of Structure to Function
• Regulation
• Interdependence in Nature
• Science , Technology , and Society
• Approach the AP exam with confidence Projects , Activities , etc .: Inquiry based activities and lab work Instructional Focus : College-level concepts through small and large group lecture and lab activities ; college text is used . College credit may be earned based on AP exam score and institution .
Coll Honors Biology [ AHS only ] Composed of SCSU BIOL 102 [ The Living World ] Intended Audience : Grade 11 - GPA in top 33 % of class OR 3.5 GPA OR nationally standardized test score listed below . Grade 12 - GPA in top 50 % of class OR 3.0 GPA OR nationally standardized test score listed below . Students may be eligible with the following nationally recognized test scores :
• ACT : 23 or above composite score
• Pre-ACT : 22 or above composite score
• PLAN : 19 or above
• SAT : 1070 or above ( math & critical reading )
• PSAT : 107 or above Credit : Two trimesters = 1.0 credit , successful completion will earn 3 college credits . Major Outcomes : Students will understand :
• The nature of science , its methods , scope , and limitations
• Cell function
• The genetic basis of life
• Major concepts and theories of diversity , evolution , and ecology
• Plant form and function
• Organization and general function of the human body
Significant biological issues facing society Projects , Activities , etc .: Lab investigations and write-ups , research , presentations and college campus visit Instructional Focus : Small and large group lecture , field and lab activities and use of college text
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE
Honors Biology II : Genetics and Biotechnology [ AndHS , AHS , BHS , CPHS only ] Prerequisite / Selection Process : Biology I , IB Biology SL or HL , Coll Honors Biology or AP Biology [ AndHS , BHS , CRHS ] Intended Audience : Grades 11 and 12 Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit Major Outcomes :
• Identify and culture microscopic organisms
• Understand use and apply techniques and principles of biotechnology to microorganisms
Projects , Activities , etc .: Bacterial identification , genetic engineering , and DNA extraction / transfer ; college text is used
Honors Biology II : Physiology / Anatomy [ AndHS , AHS , BHS , CPHS only ] Prerequisite / Selection Process : Biology I , or IB Biology SL or HL , Coll Honors Biology or AP Biology [ AndHS , BHS , CRHS ] Intended Audience : Grades 11 and 12 students interested in health-related careers Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit Major Outcomes :
• Knowledge of structure and function of human organ systems
Projects , Activities , etc .: Mammal dissection Instructional Focus : College-level concepts through small and large group lecture and lab activities ; college text is used
CHEMICAL SCIENCE
Honors Chemistry II Prerequisite / Selection Process : Chemistry I with permission of teacher or Honors Chemistry I or AP Chemistry [ AndHS only ] Intended Audience : Grades 11 and 12 interested in pursuing science , medicine or engineering . Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit Major Outcomes :
• Further development of advanced chemistry concepts Projects , Activities , etc .: Lab work Instructional Focus : College-level concepts through small and large group lecture and lab activities ; college text is used
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