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Students will learn concepts and applications of the different branches of chemistry (matter, atomic structure, chemical bonding, moles, solutions, acids and bases, and carbon compounds).  Laboratory investigations are central to science; therefore, students will be required to participate in labs and complete detailed lab reports.


An outline of the course is:  

Unit 1: Measurements and Problem Solving

Unit 2: Matter

Unit 3: Atoms and the Periodic Table

Unit 4: Chemical Bonding and The Formation of Compounds

Unit 5: Moles, Reactions and Stoichiometry

Unit 6: States of Matter, Energy Changes, and LeChatelier’s Principle

Unit 7: Solutions and Acids and Bases

Unit 8: Carbon and Its Compounds


Biology II (H)-

Designed to introduce students to the principles of biological science in the classroom and laboratory environments.  Areas of study will include:  scientific method, chemistry of life, the cell, photosynthesis, mitosis, meiosis, heredity, evolution, viruses, bacteria, microscope use, classification and characteristics of plant and animal phyla, and the anatomy and physiology of the human body.


Schedule of Topics/Units Covered


I.  Intro to Biology, Scientific Method, History of Science  

II.  Chemistry of Life 

III.  The Cell, Organelles, Membranes, Diffusion, Osmosis  

IV.  Cellular Energy Cycles, DNA, RNA  

V.  Cellular Reproduction; Mitosis, Meiosis 

VI.  Genetics, Heredity  


Human Anatomy and Physiology