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Earth Systems Science: This course develops the explanations of phenomena fundamental to the sciences of geology and physical geography, including the early history of the Earth, plate tectonics, landform evolution, the Earth’s geologic record, weather and climate, and the history of life on Earth. (Prerequisite: Physical Science and Biology I)

Environmental Science: The concepts in this course focus on the links between living things, their surrounds, and the total environment of the planet. The intent of the course is to help individuals become informed, get involved, and care for one’s self and the environment. (Prerequisite: Physical Science and Biology I)

Anatomy: Anatomy is an academic rigorous elective designed for those students planning to pursue a career in a medical or health related field. This course may meet the fourth science requirement. ( Prerequisite: Biology I)

Astronomy: This course introduces astronomy; covers science process skills, laboratory safety, measurements and motions, celestial clock, the moon, solar system, stars, the sun, Milky Way, and other galaxies, cosmology, reference, and research skills. This course may meet the fourth science requirement. (Prerequisite: Biology)

Zoology: Zoology covers science process skills and laboratory safety, porifera, cnidaria, platyhelminthes, nematode, rotifera, annedlida, bryozoa, mollusca, arthropods, echinodermata, hemichordata, chordata, agnatha, chondrichthyes, osteichthyes, amphibia, reptilian, aves, and mammalia. This course may meet the fourth science requirement. (Prerequisite: Physical Science and Biology I)

Botany Honors: Botany introduces science process skills and laboratory safety, the study of botany, plant cells, the plant cell and its environment, photosynthesis and respiration, classification, viruses, Monera, bacteria, blue green algae, fungi, photosynthetic protista, algae, bryophytes, vascular plants, reproduction in flowering plants, identification of flower plants, roots, stems and leaves of flowering plants; plant water relationships, growth regulators in plants, environmental factors, and economics botany. This course is paired with Advanced Placement Biology. (Prerequisite: Physical Science, Biology, and/or Chemistry. Teacher recommendation is suggested for this course.)

Advanced Placement Biology: The AP Biology is designed to be the equivalent of a two-semester college introductory biology course usually taken by biology majors during their first year of college. The AP Biology course is designed to be taken by students after successful completion of a first course in high school biology and one in high school chemistry as well. It aims to provide students with the conceptual framework, factual knowledge and analytical skills necessary to deal critically with the rapidly changing science of biology. The general areas of study include molecules and cells, heredity and evolution, and organisms and populations. This course conforms to the CollegeBoardÂŽ topics for the Advanced Placement Environmental Science examination. (Designed for students pursuing a more rigorous program of study.)

(Prerequisite: Botany)

Chemistry II:

This course enhances level-one skills; emphasizes qualitative and quantitative analysis and organic chemistry. Chemistry II is paired with AP Chemistry as a year-long option for students.

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