• Environmental Science

    Environemental Science Topics

    Unit 1:  The Living World: Ecosystems

    Unit 2: The Living World: Biodiversity

    Unit 3:  Populations

    Unit 4:  Earths Systems and Resources

    Unit 5:  Land and Water Use

    Unit 6:  Energy Resources and Consumption

    Unit 7: Atmospheric Pollution

    Unit 8: Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution

    Unit 9: Global Change

    Course Description 

    Environmental Science is a year-long course designed to show thematic connections between a variety of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, and physics.  It gives students a coherent and realistic picture of the applications of a variety of scientific concepts as they manifest in our environment.   During this first semester of environmental science, students will focus on human population growth, ecosystem dynamics, and ecology.  The aim of this course is to increase student knowledge of the environmental challenges of today, while continuing to cultivate scientific critical thinking skills.

  • PBS- Principles of Biomedical Science

    Principles of Biomedical Science Topics   

    Unit 1:  The Mystery

    Unit 2:  Diabetes

    Unit 3:  Sickle Cell

    Unit 4:  Heart Disease

    Unit 5:  Infectious Disease

    Unit 6:  Post Mortem

    EOC Exam:  Exam will be scheduled at the end of the spring semester

     Course Summary: 

    This course provides an introduction to the biomedical sciences through exciting hands‐on projects and problems. Students investigate the Principles of Biomedical Science and various health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, sickle‐cell disease, and infectious diseases. They determine the factors that led to the death of a fictional person, and investigate lifestyle choices and medical treatments that might have prolonged the person’s life. The activities and projects introduce students to human physiology, medicine, research processes and bioinformatics. Key biological concepts including homeostasis, metabolism, inheritance of traits, and defense against disease are embedded in the curriculum


    HBS- Human Body Systems

    Human Body Systems Topics   

    Unit 1:  Identity

    Unit 2:  Communication

    Unit 3:  Power

    Unit 4:  Movement

    Unit 5:  Protection

    Unit 6:  Homeostasis

    EOC Exam:  Exam will be scheduled at the end of the spring semester

     Course Summary: 
    Students examine the interactions of body systems as they explore identity, communication, power, movement, protection, and homeostasis. Students design experiments, investigate the structures and functions of the human body, and use data acquisition software to monitor body functions such as muscle movement, reflex and voluntary action, and respiration. Exploring science in action, students build organs and tissues on a skeletal manikin, work through interesting real world cases and often play the role of biomedical professionals to solve medical mysteries.