Science

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    Biology I Online / Honors Biology I Online  (H2232S1PV/H2232S2PV)   

    Life science. Prerequisite: Grades 10–12: none. Grade 9: 3.5 GPA in 8th-grade core subjects, Algebra I, and teacher recommendation.

    The basic biology course and a prerequisite for all biology electives. This online course will include a study of the chemical basis of life such as the cellular processes of respiration, photosynthesis, diffusion, and osmosis. Cell division, DNA, and genetics.

     

    Chemistry I Online H2421S1PV/H2421S2PV

    Grade levels 10–12. Two semesters. Physical science. Prerequisite: Algebra I.

    A beginning course that will include a study of the following concepts: atomic structure, mole concept, chemical periodicity, writing formulas and equations, the nomenclature of compounds, chemical bonding, use of symbols, valence, physical and chemical properties, elements, mixtures and compounds, kinetic molecular theory of solids, liquid and gases. The second semester will include the additional major concepts: oxidation, reduction, reaction rates, chemical equilibrium, acids, bases, pH, ionization, stoichiometry, heat of reactions, gas laws, molar concentrations, solutions and solubilities. Laboratory skills will include: measure mass and volumes, measure temperature, measure melting point and boiling point, filtering and decanting, graphing, interpretation of data, observation, description, recording, measuring pH, titration, pressure of gases, calorimetry and preparation of solutions.

     

    Human Anatomy/Physiology Online (H2300S1PV/H2300S1PV)

    The study of the structure and function of the various portions of the human anatomy. This course is recommended for those students interested in medical/health­ related careers. Course cov­ers the chemical basis of life, histology, integumentary system, the nervous system, special senses, and the skeletal system.

       

    Forensic Science I Online (H2560PV)

    Fingerprints. Blood spatter. DNA analysis. The world of law enforcement is increasingly making use of the techniques and knowledge from the sciences to better understand the crimes that are committed and to catch those individuals responsible for the crimes. Forensic science applies scientific knowledge to the criminal justice system. This course focuses on some of the techniques and practices used by forensic scientists during a crime scene investigation (CSI). Starting with how clues and data are recorded and preserved, the student will follow evidence trails until the CSI goes to trial, examining how various elements of the crime scene are analyzed and processed.

     

    Forensic Science II (H2570PV)


    Every time a crime is committed, a virtual trail of incriminating evidence is left behind just waiting to be found and analyzed. In Forensic Science II: More Secrets of the Dead, you’ll learn even more about the powerful science of forensics and how it has changed the face of crime and justice in our world. You will learn some basic scientific principles used in the lab, such as toxicology, material analysis, microscopy, and forensic anthropology and find out how scientists use everything from insects to bones to help them solve crimes. Discover how advanced techniques and methodical processes can lead to catching even the craftiest criminal. The best way to battle crime these days is not with a weapon, but with science..

     

    Astronomy Online (H2621PV)

    This course is designed to build a coherent understanding of the earth-space relationship. Emphasis will be on the development of astronomical concepts such as planetary motion, structure of galaxies, and various theories of the formation of the universe.

     

    Marine Biology Online (H2305PV)

    Have you ever wondered about the secrets of the deep, and how the creatures below the ocean’s surface live and thrive? It is truly a new frontier of discovery, and in Marine Science, you will begin to understand a great deal more about the aquatic cycles, structures, and processes that generate and sustain life in the sea. Through the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, and problem solving, you will conduct various scientific procedures that will lead to an increased level of knowledge about Marine Science. You will also have the opportunity to use technology and laboratory instruments in an academic setting. By recognizing the inherent ethics and safety procedures necessary in advanced experiments, you will become progressively more confident in your abilities as a capable marine scientist.