This course is designed to meet the Florida’s Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for Physical Science. The class provides an introduction into basic chemistry and basic physics. Within each chapter are several pages that cover topics such as matter, chemical reactions, solutions, motion, forces, and electromagnetism.
EARTH SPACE SCIENCE
Earth Space Science is designed for those students who have taken Chem-Physics and Biology and wish to further their study of the physical sciences. Earth Science meets the laboratory science requirement for graduation and college entrance. The student will study astronomy, geology, meteorology and oceanography.
Chemistry is the study of the structure and composition of matter that make up living things and their environment. Chemistry also deals with the study of the changes of matter and the mechanisms by which changes occur. This course is recommended for college-bound students.
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
This course is designed for those students who have taken biology and who wish to further their study of biology. The student will study the structure and function of the various cells, tissues, and integrated systems of the body. The course is designed to lay the groundwork then move into various human systems.
Applied Physics/Technology is a high school course in applied science for vocational-technical and college-bound students. The material studied shows how technical concepts can be analyzed and applied to equipment and devices in mechanical, fluid, electrical, and thermal energy systems. The course is designed for students to explore and apply the principles of technology in a classroom setting with hands-on laboratory activities.
This is an introductory course for students who wish to study topics relating to the environment, its resources, quality and ethical issues. Environmental science is the study of the natural sciences in an interdisciplinary context that always includes consideration of people and how they have influenced various systems around us. It includes many aspects of biology, earth and atmospheric sciences, fundamental principles of chemistry and physics, human population dynamics, and an appreciation for the Earth and its natural resources.
The Biology course incorporates new perspectives and understanding across major sub-disciplines of biology. Genetics, cell biology, development, behavior and immunology are some of the areas covered. The concept of evolution is seen as the central organizing theme of biology. The focus of the course is on molecular biology. As an introductory course in biology, students are prepared for college.
The course gives an introduction to zoology, with particular emphasis on the morphology and systematic of both vertebrates and invertebrates. In addition, the students should acquire basic knowledge in ethology, evolution, and human ecology (including an introduction to the biosphere and bio-diversity).
The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop and apply knowledge of the universe and compare the conditions, properties, and motions of bodies in space. Emphasis shall be placed on concepts basic to Earth, including materials, processes, history, and the environment.