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EARTH SCIENCE
Astronomy Prerequisite / Selection Process : Physical Science 9 , or Honors Physical Science 9 , or Honors Physics 9 Intended Audience : Grades 10 , 11 , and 12 Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit Major Outcomes :
• Knowledge of universe Projects , Activities , etc .: Astronomy project Instructional Focus : Small and large group lecture and lab activities
Geology of Minnesota Prerequisite / Selection Process : Physical Science 9 , or Honors Physical Science 9 , or Honors Physics 9 Intended Audience : Grades 10 , 11 , and 12 Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit Major Outcomes :
• Describe and locate local and regional geologic features
• Describe and locate natural and mineral resources
• Knowledge of geological history Projects , Activities , etc .: Collections Instructional Focus : Hands-on experiential learning
Meteorology Prerequisite / Selection Process : Physical Science 9 , or Honors Physical Science 9 , or Honors Physics 9 Intended Audience : Grades 10 , 11 , and 12 Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit Major Outcomes :
• Knowledge of weather basics
• Weather forecasting Projects , Activities , etc .: Weather data collecting and interpretation Instructional Focus : Small and large group lecture and lab activities
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Outdoor Adventures Fall Environmental Science [ AndHS , AHS , BHS , CPHS only ] Prerequisite / Selection Process : Biology I , IB Biology SL or HL , Coll Honors Biology , or AP Biology [ AndHS , BHS , CRHS only ] Intended Audience : Grade 12 students interested in ecology and outdoor activities . Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit Major Outcomes :
• Understand natural systems
• Develop stewardship for the environment
• Experience outdoor activities with science Projects , Activities , etc .: Wild edibles , taxonomy [ plants and birds ], exploration of seasonal Influences on outdoor activities through camping , fall ecology Units of study : The living world , population and global change
Outdoor Adventures Winter Environmental Science [ AndHS , AHS , BHS , CPHS only ] Prerequisite / Selection Process : Biology I , IB Biology SL or HL , Coll Honors Biology , or AP Biology [ AndHS , BHS , CRHS only ] Intended Audience : Grade 12 students interested in ecology and outdoor activities . Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit Major Outcomes :
• Understand natural systems
• Develop stewardship for the environment
• Experience outdoor activities with science Projects , Activities , etc .: Independent project , orienteering , winter ichthyology through ice fishing , winter survival , exploration of seasonal influences on outdoor activities through winter camping , astronomy , winter ecology Units of study : Energy resources and consumption , pollution and global change
Outdoor Adventures Spring Environmental Science [ AndHS , AHS , BHS , CPHS only ] Prerequisite / Selection Process : Biology I , IB Biology SL or HL , Coll Honors Biology , or AP Biology [ AndHS , BHS , CRHS only ] Intended Audience : Grade 12 students interested in ecology and outdoor activities . Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit Major Outcomes :
• Understand natural systems
• Develop stewardship for the environment
• Experience outdoor activities with science Projects , Activities , etc .: Meteorology , applied open water ecology through fishing , river morphology through canoeing / kayaking , geology , applied geology through rock climbing , exploration of seasonal influences on outdoor activities , spring ecology Units of study : Land and water use , earth systems and global change
Outdoor Adventures AP Environmental Science [ AndHS only ] [ AP exam is in May each year ] Prerequisite / Selection Process : Biology or AP Biology Intended Audience : Grade 12 Credit : Three trimesters = 1.5 credits Major Outcomes :
• Understand natural systems
• Population and global change
• Energy resources and consumption
• Pollution and global change
• Land water use
• Earth systems and global change
• Approach the AP exam with confidence Projects / Activities : Inquiry based activities and lab work Instructional Focus : College level concepts through small and large group lecture and lab activities . College credit may be earned based on AP exam score and institution .
PHYSICS
AP Physics 1 : Algebra-Based [ AP exam is in May each year ] Prerequisite / Selection Process : Honors Precalculus Intended Audience : Grades 11 and 12 students planning to take college courses Credit : Three trimesters = 1.0 credits Major Outcomes :
• Learn in depth concepts related to Newtonian mechanics ; work , energy , power ; mechanical waves , sound and electric circuits .
• Develop deep understanding of the content and focus on applying their knowledge through labs that include inquiry .
• Approach the AP exam with confidence Projects , Activities , etc .: College credit may be earned based on AP exam score and institution Instructional Focus : Computer-enhanced small and large group lecture and lab activities using higher-level mathematics
Physics Prerequisite / Selection Process : Advanced Algebra / HS Algebra II or Honors Advanced Algebra / Honors HS Algebra II Intended Audience : Grades 10 , 11 , and 12 Credit : Two trimesters = 1.0 credit Major Outcomes :
• Apply science and engineering practices to phenomena in physics .
• Learn how physics applies to amusement park rides , projectiles , and other physical phenomena .
• Describe how physics affects sound , light , electricity , and magnetism and how these systems function .
Projects , Activities , etc .: Lab work Instructional Focus : Computer-enhanced small and large group lecture and lab activities
Physics 1 Seminar Prerequisite / Selection Process : AP Physics 1 Intended Audience : Grades 11 and 12 students planning to take college science courses Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit Major Outcomes : The study of major concepts in physics .
• Knowledge necessary to analyze problems , concepts and experiments in physics
Instructional Focus : Preparation to take national Advanced Placement exam

SCIENCE

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