Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and much MORE

• Science teachers will provide guidance and counseling regarding student placement in Science classes.
• Please refer to the Academic Planning Guide for complete information.

Faculty

Kristen Balch, Biology, Pre-AP Biology
Brittany Campbell, Chemistry
Rebecca Clark, Physics, Food Science
James Crocker, Forensic Science
Andrea Davidson, Chemistry
Amanda Davies, Biology
Nicole Erfurdt, Biology, AP Biology, Science iCoach
Kristin Goodman, IPC, Chemistry
Steve Haffelder, Physics
Megan Holmes, IPC, Conceptual Chemistry
Megan Marshall, Physics
Don McGowan, AP Physics 1 & 2
Kara Osborne, PLTW Human Body Systems and Biology, NHS
Vanessa Parker, Chemistry, Pre-AP Chemistry, AP Chemistry
Laura Peter, Pre-AP Biology
Daron Scott, Forensic Science
Dawne Welch, Earth & Space Science, AP Environmental Science, ISM
Arden Zimmerman, Science Specialist/Team Leader

CURRICULUM


Biology
4110 BIOLOGY (I)
Grade: 9
Credit: 1
Prerequisite: None
4120 PRE AP BIOLOGY (I)
Grade: 9
Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Teacher Approval
It is highly recommended that learners who take Pre AP Biology have completed Algebra I
Chemistry
4210 INTEGRATED PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY (IPC)
Grade: 9 – 10
Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Completed or concurrent Algebra I
4310 CHEMISTRY (I)
Grade: 10 – 11
Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Biology, Completed or concurrent enrollment in Geometry
4320 PRE AP CHEMISTRY (I)
Grade: 10 – 11
Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Biology, Completed or concurrent enrollment in Algebra II and teacher approval.

4200 CONCEPTUAL CHEMISTRY
Grade: 10 – 11
Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Biology, IPC, Algebra I, and Teacher approval

Physics
4650 TECHNOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES (Analytical Physics)
Grade: 11 – 12
Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Biology, IPC (or Chemistry), Algebra I and Teacher Approval
4540 PHYSICS (I)
Grade: 11 – 12
Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Biology, Chemistry, Completed or concurrent enrollment in Algebra II
4550 AP PHYSICS 1 (replaces PAP Physics (I))
Grade: 11
Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Completed PAP Chemistry and Completed or Concurrent enrollment in Pre-Calculus
AP Physics 1 is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course that explores topics such as Newtonian mechanics (including rotational motion); work, energy, and power; mechanical waves and sound; and introductory, simple circuits. Through inquiry-based learning, students will develop scientific critical thinking and reasoning skills.
AP Courses
4630 AP BIOLOGY (II)
Grade: 11 – 12
Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Biology (Pre AP Biology recommended), Chemistry, and Teacher Approval
4330 AP CHEMISTRY (II)
Grade: 11 – 12
Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Chemistry (Pre AP Chemistry recommended), Algebra II, and Teacher Approval
4130 AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Grade: 11 – 12
Credit: 1
Prerequisites: Three units of science (Completed Biology and Chemistry) and three units of mathematics; one of each may be taken concurrently. This course is recommended for learners in grade 12, but may be taken by self-motivated learners in grade 11.
4560 AP PHYSICS 2 (replaces AP Physics B (II))
Grade: 12
Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Completed AP Physics 1 and Pre-Calculus
AP Physics 2 is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course that explores topics such as fluid statics and dynamics; thermodynamics with kinetic theory; PV diagrams and probability; electrostatics; electrical circuits with capacitors; magnetic fields; electromagnetism; physical and geometric optics; and quantum, atomic, and nuclear physics. Through inquiry-based learning, students will develop scientific critical thinking and reasoning skills.
Additional Courses

4400 LABORATORY MANAGEMENT
Grade: 12
Credit: .5 or 1 (Local)
Prerequisite: 3 science credits, Science Teacher Approval

Advanced Science Courses

4140 FORENSIC SCIENCE
Grade: 12
Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics and Algebra II

4610 ANATOMY and PHYSIOLOGY OF HUMAN SYSTEMS
Grade: 11 – 12
Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Biology and Chemistry

4640 EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE
Grade: 11 – 12
Credit: 1
Prerequisites: Three units of science, one of which may be taken concurrently, and three units of mathematics, one of which may be taken concurrently. This course is recommended for learners in grade 12, but may be taken by self motivated learners in grade 11.

4870 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
Grade:  11-12
Credit:  1
Prerequisite:  Biology and Chemistry

4900 PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING – Weighted Course
Grade: 11-12
Credit:  1
Prerequisite:  Introduction to Engineering Design and if for Science credit Biology and IPC or Chemistry

5155 ADVANCED ANIMAL SCIENCE
Grade: 12
Credit: 1 (To be used as 4th year Science credit. Must have completed 3 Science credits)
Prerequisite: 1 course from Agriculture Cluster recommended

5160 ADVANCED PLANT SCIENCE
Grade:  11-12
Credit: 1  (to be used as a 4th year Science Credit must have completed 3 science credits)
Prerequisite:  1 course from Agriculture Cluster recommended

5335 FOOD SCIENCE
Grade:  11-12
Credit: 1
Prerequisite:  Recommended Principles of Hospitality & Tourism and required Biology and IPC or Chemistry

0030 INDEPENDENT STUDY/MENTORSHIP I
0035 INDEPENDENT STUDY/MENTORSHIP II
0038 INDEPENDENT STUDY/MENTORSHIP III

Grade: 10-12
Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Approval and Application Required
Counts for AP grade points and as a 4th year science credit
Seniors may not enroll in ISM during the Spring semester of senior year.