Science Department

  • Welcome:

    The Science Department offers a wide variety of courses which introduce students to the concepts, laws, and processes of both life and physical sciences. The objective of our science program is to provide students with the skillsand knowledge that are necessary to be scientifically literate and responsible citizens. Each student is offered an opportunity to experience a developmentally apprpriate and logically sequenced program that is rooted in problem solving and inquiry. Students in all of our classes, regardless of the level of instruction, utilize the laboratory extensively with two105-minute labs within the eight-day cycle.

    While most students follow one of the four suggested sequences below, individual programs can be designed with department permission.

Science Course Sequences

Some science courses have concurrent mathematics prerequisites that identify the minimum performance skills used in that course.

Possible Sequence

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

1

Earth Science

Honors Biology

Honors Chemistry

AP Physics I

 

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

 

 

Electives

AP Environmental Science

 

 

 

Electives

2

Honors Earth Science

Honors Biology

Honors Chemistry

AP Biology

 

Biology

Chemistry

AP Chemistry

 

 

 

AP Environmental Science

 

 

 

AP Physics I

 

 

 

Physics

 

 

 

Electives

3

Honors Biology

Honors Chemistry

AP Environmental Science

AP Biology

Biology

Chemistry

AP Chemistry

AP Chemistry

 

 

AP Physics I

AP Physics C

 

 

 

AP Environmental Science

 

 

 

Electives

Electives – Open to Grades 11 and 12

 

Astronomy

Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II

 

Conceptual Science

Honors Anatomy and Physiology I and II*

 

Marine Science

Forensic Science

 

Environmental Science

NCHS Science Research Program (Grades 10-12)

*College Credit from Norwalk Community College



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