SCI 451/452 CHEMISTRY I
(Yearly 1 Credit) (10, 11, 12)
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra 1, Algebra 8, or completion of Energy & Matter/IPS and Biology
Chemistry is a laboratory course dealing with changes that take place through chemical interactions. Successful completion of this course will give the student a better understanding of the technical world through problem solving skills and inquiry based learning.
SCI 501/502 HONORS CHEMISTRY
(Yearly 1 Credit) (10, 11, 12) (Honors Level)
Prerequisite: “B” or higher in Algebra 1
This course deals with matter and energy as well as the changes that can take place through chemical interaction. The course is designed for the student who desires a more challenging level of study at an accelerated pace. Students are guided through the course with class discussions, individual work and laboratory investigations.
SCI 801/802 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
(Yearly 1 Credit) (11, 12)
Prerequisite: Two years of Science, “C” or higher in previous science courses
Environmental Science class introduces students to environmental issues through a problem-based, interdisciplinary approach. Topics that are covered include scientific method, environmental policy, environmental chemistry, ecology, human population, soils and agriculture, biotechnology, urbanization, environmental health, and toxicology, freshwater resources, atmospheric science and air pollution, global climate change, renewable alternative energy and waste management. Through research and experimentation students will explore these environmental problems and possible solutions. Various computer-oriented tools will be used to reinforce learning.