Science

  • AICE Environmental Management - 2001381

    This AS syllabus covers environmental issues and their management, especially the human aspect. Through their studies, learners gain an understanding of environmental resources and their human exploitation, and the goal of sustainable environmental management. Learners also consider a range of case study material which can feature local, regional or global examples.

     

    AICE Marine Science - 2002515

    Cambridge International AS and A Level Marine Science provide a coherent and stimulating introduction to the science of the marine environment. The emphasis throughout is on the understanding of concepts and the application of ideas to new contexts as well as on the acquisition of knowledge, and the course encourages creative thinking and problem-solving skills which are transferable to any future career path. This course can form part of an ideal subject combination for learners who want to study Marine Biology or Environmental Science at university or to follow a career in shipping, fisheries, tourism or aquaculture.

     

    AICE Chemistry - 2003371

    Cambridge International AS and A Level Chemistry builds on the skills acquired at Cambridge IGCSE (or equivalent) level. The syllabus includes the main theoretical concepts which are fundamental to the subject, a section on some current applications of chemistry, and a strong emphasis on advanced practical skills. The practical skills are assessed in a timetabled practical examination. The emphasis throughout is on the understanding of concepts and the application of chemistry ideas in novel contexts as well as on the acquisition of knowledge. The course encourages creative thinking and problem-solving skills which are transferable to any future career path.

     

    AICE Biology 1 - 2000321

    AICE Biology 2 - 2000323

    Cambridge International AS and A Level Biology builds on the skills acquired at Cambridge IGCSE (or equivalent) level. The syllabus includes the main theoretical concepts which are fundamental to the subject, a section on some current applications of biology, and a strong emphasis on advanced practical skills. The practical skills are assessed in a timetabled practical examination. The emphasis throughout is on the understanding of concepts and the application of biology ideas in novel contexts as well as on the acquisition of knowledge. The course encourages creative thinking and problem-solving skills which are transferable to any future career path.

     

    Earth Space Science– 2001310

    Earth Space Science Honors - 2001320

    9th Grade This course will cover a wide variety of topics that will help prepare students for the FCAT Science Test and for advancement into Biology and other high level science courses.

     

    Biology 1– 2000310

    10th Grade This course provides students with exploratory experiences and activities in biology. Study will include the scientific method, scientific measurement, laboratory safety, cell biology and reproduction, genetics, biological changes, classifications and taxonomy, microbiology, and ecological relationships. Laboratory investigations are an integral part of this course.

     

    Physical Science – 2003310

    11th or 12th Grade This course provides students with a qualitative investigative study of the introductory concepts of physics and chemistry. Study will include dynamics, forces, electromagnetism, wave phenomena, classification and interaction of matter and energy. Laboratory investigations are an integral part of this course.

     

    Anatomy & Physiology Honors – 2000360

    11th or 12th Grade - Teacher recommendation required from 9th grade science teacher. The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop understanding of the relationships between the structures and functions of the human body. Laboratory investigations of selected topics in the content, which also include use of the scientific method, measurement, laboratory apparatus, and safety procedures, are an integral part of this course. Inquiry into current technology and applications of anatomical and physiological principles and their relationship to the environment is encouraged. Note: Students earning credit in 2000360 - Anatomy and Physiology Honors may not earn credit in 2000350 - Anatomy and Physiology.

     

    Chemistry – 2003340

    Chemistry Honors - 2003350

    11th or 12th Grade This course provides the students with a study of the composition, properties and changes associated with matter. Topics include changes of matter, atomic structure, periodic table, bonding formulas, and equations, mole concept, gas laws, energy and order, reaction rates, and equilibrium, solutions, nuclear chemistry, electrochemistry, and organic chemistry. Laboratory investigations are an integral part of this course. It’s recommended to have a C or better in Algebra 1.

     

    Biotechnology 1 – 3027010

    Honors- 1/2 credit Science and 1/2 credit CTE. Students in this course will combine laboratory and real-life applications in the field of Biotechnology. Areas of study include basic chemistry, experimental design, solution preparation, DNA isolation/ purification, sterile technique, and culturing microorganisms. This course is designed to support learning in Pre-AICE chemistry and is project based with a heavy emphasis on laboratory experiences.

     

    Biotechnology 2 – 3027020

    Honors- 1/2 credit Science and 1/2 credit CTE. Pre-Requisite Biotechnology I. Students will continue Biotechnology investigations with major laboratory experiences. Topics introduced in this course include: cell structure and function, transformation, recombinant protein, protein production, filtration and purification, protein detection, PCR and Assay development. This course is designed to support learning in Pre-AICE biology and is project based.