SCIENCE 2018-2019 Course Descriptions
Physics (meets UC “d” requirement/CSU Laboratory Science requirement and high school physical science requirement)
(Grade 9) This is a one-year high school physics course. Topics include force and motion, gravity, momentum, energy, electricity, magnetism, waves, sound, light, and optics. Hands-on laboratory work, demonstrations, and classroom discussions are the core of the course. Some math is used, but the emphasis is placed on conceptual understanding and simple real work applications.
Biology (meets UC “d” requirement/CSU Laboratory Science requirement and high school life science requirement.)
(Grade 10-12) Biology is a California Standards-based college-prep, laboratory science course. Students study a wide range of topics, including laboratory investigation, cells, genetics, evolution, ecology, and physiology.Chemistry (meets UC “d” requirement/CSU Laboratory Science requirement and high school physical science requirement)
(Grades 10-12) This California Standards-based course is recommended for students considering any college major having physics or chemistry requirements, including the biological sciences. Chemistry topics include the periodic chart, atomic structure, gas laws, acid-base, and stoichiometry. Laboratory work is an essential part of this course.AP Biology (meets UC “d” requirement/CSU Laboratory Science requirement and high school life science requirement)
Prerequisite: This course requires 1 year of chemistry, which may be taken concurrently, and 1 year of biology.
(Grades 11-12) "This course conforms to the guidelines set forth by the College Board for all AP Biology courses and covers all the topics in the AP Biology Course Description. These include biochemistry, cell structure and function, metabolism, genetics, molecular basis for inheritance, DNA technology, evolution, microbiology classification, plants, animals, animal physiology, and ecology. All these topics are integrated throughout the curriculum using the eight major themes from the AP Biology Curriculum Requirements. This is a laboratory class in which students are expected to use collected data to solve biological problems."
Last Modified on June 21, 2018