Life Science

  • ID: 1414

An introductory level course designed to enable students to explore basic biological concepts. Students focus on concepts that are shared by all living things such as cell structure, biochemical make-up, and inheritance. As students move into the second semester, the focus is on the diversity of life as they classify the many different species of…

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Biochemistry

  • ID: 1411

The structures and properties of the four major classes of biological molecules: proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids will be studied. Other topics include enzyme kinetics, mechanisms of enzyme action, and regulation of enzymes. The main focus of this class is to analyze the four biomolecules and how they affect living organisms at the cellular…

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Biology Interactions

  • ID: 1408

Biology Interactions utilizes a standards aligned curriculum framework to encompass the essential concepts of biological science. The biology curriculum focuses on the core concepts of the Standards Aligned System set by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. This course is also designed to prepare students for the Biology Keystone Exam. In this Biology course, students will…

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General Biology

  • ID: 1405

General Biology introduces students to the living world and to the fundamental processes that control all living things. This class utilizes a standards aligned curriculum framework to encompass the essential concepts of biological science. The four major themes of the course emphasize unity or common features of all living things, diversity of the Earth’s many…

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SAT Prep

  • ID: 1378

The SAT Prep course is a semester course divided into two quarters. One quarter consists of instruction pertaining to the critical reading/writing sections of the SAT exam, and the other quarter consists of instruction pertaining to the math sections of the SAT exam. This course is an elective for high school students.

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Science Interactions

  • ID: 966

This course introduces major concepts in and relationships among the four science disciplines—chemistry, physics, life science, and earth/space science. Introductory principles of matter, energy, and forces are studied and related. Students investigate relationships between earth/space systems and living things. Topics include the Earth’s atmosphere, watersheds, and astronomy. Natural resources management and its relation to public…

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Environmental Science

  • ID: 964

Environmental Science is designed to help students understand and learn to protect the environment. Students will study populations and communities, ecological interactions, ecosystems, biome structures, wetlands, stream development and protection, and land, water and air resources. Students will examine and analyze global environmental topics such as energy production, soil, resource use, wildlife, wetlands, groundwater investigation…

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