Shelton High School

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Science Courses 2014-15

Ecology of Northwest - Lakes, Beaches and Wetlands
Grades: 11-12; one semester course; 1.0 credit(s)
Fulfills:  Elective  Meets Requirement  Occupational Ed
Course Added Value:  College Credit (available)  Industry Certification Cross-Credits with: Science or Occupational Ed
Course Description:
This is a two-period block class. It is a field, lecture and laboratory course that emphasizes the identification, habitats, adaptations and interrelationships of organisms in the Pacific Northwest marine/estuary, lake and wetland ecosystems with special emphasis on how to maintain water quality in those ecosystems.
Prerequisite: Biology


Projects In Physical Science

Grades: 11-12; one semester course; 0.5 credit(s)
Fulfills:  Elective  Meets Requirement  Occupational Ed
Course Added Value:  College Credit (available)  Industry Certification Cross-Credits with: Science or Occupational Ed
Course Description:
Projects In Physical Science will be a lab and projects-oriented class that is designed to offer a variety of activities involving chemistry and physics at the General Level.
Prerequisite: Must have attempted Biology or Earth Science


Projects In Earth and Life Science

Grades: 11-12; one semester course; 0.5 credit(s)
Fulfills:  Elective  Meets Requirement  Occupational Ed
Course Added Value:  College Credit (available)  Industry Certification Cross-Credits with: Science or Occupational Ed
Course Description:
Projects In Earth and Life Science will be a lab and projects-oriented class that is designed to offer a variety of activities across the range of these two disciplines.
Prerequisite: Must have attempted Biology or Earth Science


Advanced Placement Biology A and B

Grades: 11-12; full-year course; 1.0 credit(s)
Fulfills:  Elective  Meets Requirement  Occupational Ed
Course Added Value:  College Credit (available)  Industry Certification
Course Description:
AP Biology is a comprehensive survey of general biology that includes ecology, biochemistry, cellular biology, genetics and heredity, biotechnology, structure and function of organisms, diversity, and evolution. AP Biology introduces students to overarching scientific concepts that are used to link major biological themes. AP Biology is designed to be rigorous, interesting, and thought provoking. Participating students need to be self-directed and motivated. Students will be prepared to take the AP Biology culminating exam.
Prerequisite: A background in chemistry, math, and the biological sciences is recommended.


Honors Physics A and B

Grades: 11-12; full-year course; 1.0 credit(s)
Fulfills:  Elective  Meets Requirement  Occupational Ed
Course Description:
This course is for college-bound students. It includes the study of forces, motion, statics, energy, light, sound, color, and electricity. It is highly recommended for students planning to enter chemistry, electronics, engineering, architecture, astronomy or any physical science field in college.
Prerequisite: Completed or currently taking Algebra 2 with C or better.


Honors Chemistry A and B

Grades: 11-12; full-year course; 1.0 credit(s)
Fulfills:  Elective  Meets Requirement  Occupational Ed
Course Description:
Honors Chemistry focuses on the study of matter and the laws that govern its behavior. It includes atomic structure, chemical reactions, acids-base chemistry, the gas laws and chemical equilibrium. Problem solving is a large component of the course. This course is intended for students who will be attending a four-year college/university and who are planning to enter science, engineering, or medical fields.
Prerequisite: Passed geometry with C or better


Chemistry A and B

Grades: 11-12; full-year course; 1.0 credit(s)
Fulfills:  Elective  Meets Requirement  Occupational Ed
Course Description:
This course includes the study of matter and the laws that describe its behavior. Atomic structure, chemical-physical properties, balancing equations, gas laws, equations and acids-base reactions will be taught.
Prerequisite: Passed geometry with C or better


Human Anatomy and Physiology A and B

Grades: 11-12; full-year course; 1.0 credit(s)
Fulfills:  Elective  Meets Requirement  Occupational Ed
Course Description:
This is a college preparatory course teaching the anatomical and physiological aspects of the human body. The course includes comprehensive lectures, extensive lab work and numerous audiovisual aids. Medical terminology will be utilized. Students must be willing to participate in laboratory dissections.
Prerequisite: Biology


Zoology

Grades: 11-12; one semester course; 0.5 credit(s)
Fulfills:  Elective  Meets Requirement  Occupational Ed
Course Description:
Zoology is a college preparatory course that provides students with an overview of basic principles, concepts, and processes in animal biology. Coursework is intended to provide an understanding and appreciation of animal diversity on earth and the complex processes that have produced such diversity.
Prerequisite: Biology or teacher permission


Marine Biology

Grades: 11-12; one semester course; 0.5 credit(s)
Fulfills:  Elective  Meets Requirement  Occupational Ed
Course Description:
Students will be exposed to the living and non-living factors, which contribute to the uniqueness of marine ecosystems. The student will study the open ocean, local water and beaches, becoming familiar with the organisms associated with each area.
Prerequisite: Biology


Ecology of Northwest - Streams, Salmon and Forests

Grades: 11-12; one semester course; 1.0 credit(s)
Fulfills:  Elective  Meets Requirement  Occupational Ed
Course Added Value:  College Credit (available)  Industry Certification Cross-Credits with: Science or Occupational Ed
Course Description:
This is a two-period block class. It is a field, lecture and laboratory course that emphasizes the identification, habitats, adaptations and interrelationships of organisms in the Pacific Northwest ecosystems of streams and forests with special emphasis on salmon and native culture.
Prerequisite: Biology.


Honors Biology A and B

Grades: 10-12; full-year course; 1.0 credit(s)
Fulfills:  Elective  Meets Requirement  Occupational Ed
Course Description:
This course is intended for students who are college bound or extremely interested in science. Students will demonstrate knowledge concerning population dynamics, organism interactions, genetics and the diversity found in the microscopic/macroscopic world around them. Numerous lab activities will develop problem-solving techniques.
Prerequisite: 10th grade or higher reading level and passed Algebra 1


General Biology A and B

Grades: 10-12; full-year course; 1.0 credit(s)
Fulfills:  Elective  Meets Requirement  Occupational Ed
Course Description:
In this course students will demonstrate knowledge concerning organism interactions, population dynamics, ecosystem structure, the microscopic/macroscopic world and applied genetics. Through the use of numerous lab activities, students will develop the ability to incorporate scientific methods to problem solve.
Prerequisite: None

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