Science Department


Science Department

 

The goal of the Science Department is to provide students with a firm foundation in the sciences and foster the desire to pursue their study of science at the college level and beyond.

The Science department is pleased to inform you of our full and comprehensive program of courses to meet the needs of all our students. In addition to the four state Regents courses: Earth Science, Living Environment, Chemistry, and Physics, we have a series of excellent college-level advanced placement courses. We also have a fine selection of research-oriented courses in both the physical and biological sciences.

Living Environment

  • Scientific Inquiry
  • Ecology
  • Organization and Patterns in Life
  • Homeostasis and Immunity
  • Reproduction and Development
  • Genetics and Biotechnology
  • Evolution
  • Human Influences on the Environment
  • Students are expected to take the Living Environment Regents examination upon completion of this course

 

Earth Science

  • Maps and Measurement
  • Dynamic Earth
  • Rocks and Minerals
  • Landscapes
  • Earth History
  • Insolation
  • Meteorology
  • Climate
  • Astronomy
  • Students are expected to take the Earth Science Regents examination upon completion of this course

 

Chemistry

  • The Physical Nature of Matter
  • Atomic Concepts
  • Nuclear Chemistry
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Periodicity
  • Moles/Stoichiometry
  • Kinetics & Equilibrium
  • Acids & Bases
  • Oxidation & Reduction
  • Carbon and Organic Chemistry
  • Students are expected to take the Chemistry Regents examination upon completion of this course

 

Physics

  • Measurement and Mathematics through Kinematics
  • Mechanics
  • Energy
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Waves
  • Modern Physics
  • Students are expected to take the Physics Regents examination upon completion of this course

 

Forensics

  • Observation Skills
  • Investigation and Evidence Collection
  • Fiber and Textiles
  • Pollen and Spore Examination
  • Fingerprints/DNA fingerprinting
  • Processing Blood
  • Drug Identification and Toxicology
  • Document and Voice Examination
  • Death: Meaning, Manner, Mechanism, Cause and Time
  • Forensic anthropology
  • Casts and Impressions
  • Ballistics

 

Advanced Placement Biology

  • The process of evolution explains the diversity and unity of life.
  • Biological systems utilize free energy and molecular building blocks to grow, to reproduce, and to maintain dynamic homeostasis.
  • Living systems store, retrieve, transmit, and respond to information essential to life processes.
  • Biological systems interact, and these systems and their interactions possess complex properties.
  • Students are expected to take the Advanced Placement examination upon completion of this course

 

Advanced Placement Environmental Studies

  • Earth Systems and Resources
  • The Living World
  • Population
  • Land and Water Use
  • Energy Resources and Consumption
  • Pollution
  • Global Change
  • Students are expected to take the Advanced Placement examination upon completion of this course.