Science Electives: 25The courses that follow count as your 4th year science credit REQUIRED for graduation!
AP Biology College level introductory biology course. Detailed overview of many areas of biology. Daily reading and studying expected. After school labs. Prerequisites: Chemistry and Biology Open to Juniors and Seniors. For more information see Ms. MacDonald in room 4.227 of H Bldg
AP Biology: Topics Covered Chemistry of Life Cells Energetics Heredity Molecular Genetics Evolution Diversity Plants Animals Ecology
AP Chemistry Second year chemistry course – equivalent to freshman college chemistry course and earns college credit with a score of 3 or above in AP Chem. exam (most colleges). Open to juniors and seniors. See Mrs. Rouk in room 1.251 of G Bldg for questions Fall semester: Foundation, reactions, atomic structure, bonding, solids, liquids, solutions, and descriptive chemistry. Spring semester: Kinetics, thermodynamics, equilibrium, electrochemistry and review for AP exam. Laboratory activities are an integral part of the course.
AP Environmental Science Please see Dr. Michael Tolmich for questions – Michael_tolmich@gwinnett.k12.ga.us http://gcps-michaeltolmich.onmycalendar.com/ Open to: Juniors and Seniors Fall semester: Focus on principles of ecology Spring semester: Focus on human impact on the environment Decision making and project based class Several labs are conducted outdoors, students should be prepared to get wet and/or dirty
AP Physics C Open to: Seniors Pre- or Co-requisite: AP Calculus – This is a calculus based physics course FallSemester: Linear Mechanics (Two and three dimensional) Spring Semester: Rotational and Orbital Mechanics; AP test preparation See Mr. Heier for questions
Anatomy & Physiology• Open to Junior and seniors• Counts as 4th year science credit!• Course requirements: Biology & Chemistry• Study the structure and function of the major systems of the human body and related disorders.• Class dedicated for students that anticipate pursuing a career in medicine and other health related fields.• Class includes labs and dissections of specimens
Anatomy & PhysiologyEleven Major Systems Studied:Fall Semester: Spring Semester:•Histology •Respiratory System•Integumentary System •Digestive System•Skeletal System •Urinary System•Muscular System •Nervous System & Special•Cardiovascular System Senses Organs•Lymphatic System •Endocrine System•Immune System •Male Reproductive System •Female Reproductive System
AstronomyAstronomy is the study of the universe: moons,planets, stars, comets, galaxies and more.Senior Elective Prerequisites: Physics, Chemistry Conceptual, rather than mathematical, study of most topics Students who were successful in physics and chemistry will be successful in astronomy.
Astronomy First Semester Topics: Introduction/Basics of Astronomy History of Astronomy Observational techniques & instruments Earth The Moon Mercury Venus Mars
AstronomySecond SemesterTopics: Jupiter Saturn Uranus & Neptune Asteroids, Comets, Meteoroids Pluto & other dwarf planets The Sun Stellar Evolution & Star Death
Environmental Science (non-AP course)•A performance, lab and field-based course•It integrates th e study of many components of ourenvironment, including the human impact on ourplanet (i.e. recycling, carbon footprint, etc)•Instruction will focus on student data collection andanalysis in all types of labs
Forensic Science Explore the scientific and technological aspects of criminal investigations. Allows students to apply their science knowledge and problem solving skills to real world situations. Open to: Seniors and Juniors (concurrent physics or previous physics credit required)
Forensic Science Fall semester: History of Forensic Science, Crime Scene Investigation (CSI), Glass, Sand and Soil, Paint, Fiber, Hair, Fingerprints, The Body as Evidence, Entomology Spring semester: Documents, Firearms, Drugs and Poisons, Arson and Explosives, Blood and Blood Spatter, DNA, Bones, Teeth Applications to Famous Cases, Literature, and the Media are also explored.
MICROBIOLOGY Semester One- Meet the Microbes• Learn how to collect, grow, study and kill microbes in our lives…• Learn how microbes can be helpful or harmful…• Learn how microbial information can help innocent prisoners be set free…• Learn which microbes grow on your lunch table, your toilet, and your tongue!
Semester 2: Disease EpidemiologyLearn how diseases spread…Learn what causes skin rashes. Ringworm. Herpes…Learn how to avoid the flu and Flesh-eatingbacteria!!!Learn if you can get a disease from a toilet seat.From a mosquito. From your lab partner!!!Learn how microbes are used in supplying yourdrinking water. Your food…Learn how microbes keep oceans and soil “clean”…
Beyond The Classroom Careers That Use Microbiology• Hospital/Health Jobs • Safety & Hygiene• Health Agencies Products• Microbial Genetics • Water Facilities• Medical Research • Agricultural Careers• Pharmaceutical • Veterinary Medicine Companies • Environmental• Bio-technology Scientists Companies • Cosmetology• Biochemical Companies • Pollution Control• Cosmetics & Toiletries Agencies• Food & Drink • Law Firm Consultants Manufacturing • Scientific Publishing• Molecular Biologist • Day Care• Oceanography Owners/Managers• Parks & Recreation Jobs • Teaching – all levels • ETC…
Oceanography• Learn about ocean ecosystems and the organisms that reside there!• Open to juniors and seniors only• Counts as your 4th year science credit!