Science Electives and A.P. 2013-2014
Science Electives and A.P. '13-'14
General Course Descriptions
If you have any questions or if you are interested in a particular course and would like to know more, please ask your science teacher. For more information on course descriptions, requirements, and prerequisites see the 2013-2014 Science Program of Studies.
Interested in A.P. Chem? Check out this PowerPoint or see Mr. Spinelli with questions.
We are star stuff. Every atom in our bodies was created inside the core of a star. Are there other “solar systems”? Explore your universe:
planetary geology and evolution
the earth-sun-moon system
Astronomy is a study of the universe around us!
We live on planet “Water”! 70% of the inhabitable regions of planet Earth are under water. Investigate:
navigation and piloting
the physics and chemistry of seawater
Life on Earth began in the sea!
Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. You can - by learning about it. Take Meteorology and:
create accurate forecasts
learn about the “ice age”
predict climate changes
analyze real time weather data
The answer is “blowing in the wind”!
This rapidly changing field has an influence on every person's life. The emphasis of this course is on human genetics: from DNA to the genes and genomes, the individual, family, and populations.
In Biotechnology, you will be introduced to the techniques that are used in today’s biology laboratories. You will learn how to:
- grow and manipulate bacteria
- isolate, analyze, and amplify DNA
- purify and measure proteins
- study enzyme reactions
Biotechnology is in the news - find out what it’s all about!
Interested in pursuing science? Take a course that will make a difference in your transcript. Get involved in research science by conducting an independent project in a topic of your own choosing.
Learn lab techniques, procedures, and apply them to your project.
“Who Done It?”
Would you like to do a little detective work using science to solve crimes? If so, Forensics is for you! In this course you will learn how to:
Process crime scenes
Collect and preserve evidence
Analyze evidence using a variety of scientific techniques
PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY
Are you a “hands on” learner? Physics and Technology gives you the opportunity to design and build projects, analyze data, learn about power and hand tools, and develop cooperative skills.