BioBioethics is designed to promote dialog on the social, and ethical implications of science and technology. Such dialog will examine such questions as: What are the effects of science and technology on society and individuals? How can science and technology be managed? and what is the role of the individual in examining these decisions? Use of animals in research, informed consent for drug experimentation, can Bgenes be patented?, the impact of the Human Genome Project, physician-assisted dying, designing offspring, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, DNA databases for criminals, breast cancer susceptibility, Alzheimer's Disease and many more topics will be discussed.
*The course is unique in that it will rely on the Internet to research topics and communicate with each other. Students who have access to appropriate technology will learn concepts in ethics to solve global problems through responsible use of science and technology.


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This is is a one semester online course designed to explore the science process through the evolution of great scientific discoveries. Such discoveries will include great events in mathematics, chemistry, biology; and the sequence of scientific thought that made them possible. This examination includes an exploration of the role that a prepared mind and the role that serendipity plays in scientific discoveries.Readings, Internet resources, and discussions and books will be used to examine events, thoughts and people involved in scientific discoveries. Topics may vary from semester to semester but could include such topics as: Gravity, The Periodic Table of Elements, Atomic Theory, Quantum Mechanics, Evolution, DNA, Biotechnology, Probability Theory, Organic Synthesis, Medical Breakthroughs, Emerging Infectious Diseases and many other topics.

DNAAdvanced Placement Biology full year course will cover the topics in the required Advanced Placement Curriculum but at a deeper level and with a more intense experimental approach. The major goals of AP Biology are to help students develop a conceptual framework for modern biology and to help students gain an appreciation of science as a process. The ongoing information explosion in biology makes these goals even more challenging. Primary emphasis in this course will be on developing an understanding of concepts rather than on memorizing terms and technical details. Essential to this conceptual understanding are the following: a grasp of science as a process rather than as an accumulation of facts; personal experience in scientific inquiry; recognition of unifying themes that integrate the major topics of biology; application of biological knowledge and critical thinking to environmental and social concerns. Course activities include individual research projects, and laboratory investigations in the following areas: Botany Diffusion and Osmosis, Cell Biology, Enzyme Catalysis, Bacteria, Viruses, Protistans, Mitosis and Meiosis, Population Genetics and Evolution, Transpiration, Cell Respiration, Anatomy and Physiology and more...




Eco Advanced Placement Environmental Science is a one semester capston science course designed to investigate the physical, chemical and biological processes that support life on Earth. Biospheric, lithospheric, hydrospheric and atmospheric forces contributing to global changes including the impact of humans as a significant force in shaping an altered environment will be investigated. This course follows the AP Environmental Science Curriculum.


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This ninth grade biology course is a rigorous college-preparatory survey course. Conceptual themes are integrated with meaningful field and laboratory experiences to develop the student’s ability to recognize and solve scientific problems. Major areas of study include: ecology, cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, embryology, diversity of organisms and plant science.



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This course is designed to present students with a study of the relationships between the body's structure and function. A review of cell anatomy and physiology plus a unit on human genetics will precede a study of body systems. Lecture and laboratory experiences will be integrated with community experiences with medical professionals.

evoThis is a one semester online course designed to explore the science process through the evolution of great scientific discoveries. Such discoveries will include great events in mathematics, chemistry, biology; and the sequence of scientific thought that made them possible.This examination includes an exploration of the role that a prepared mind and the role that serendipity plays in scientific discoveries.Readings, Internet resources, and discussions and books will be used to examine events, thoughts and people involved in scientific discoveries. Topics may vary from semester to semester but could include such topics as: Gravity, The Periodic Table of Elements, Atomic Theory, Quantum Mechanics, Evolution, DNA, Biotechnology, Probability Theory, Organic Synthesis, Medical Breakthroughs, Emerging Infectious Diseases and many other topics.



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Microbiology is designed to introduce students to the various roles microorganisms play as they relate to human endeavors. Laboratory work includes such microbial techniques as cultivation, staining, enumeration and microbial research from soil, water, food and humans. Lecture, guest lectures, field trips and laboratory work *will be utilized to discuss the morphology, metabolism, genetics, and disease potential of these organsims as they impact humans and the environment.