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High School Science

Science Course Offerings
 
Advanced Placement Biology, 7200
Offered alternate years. Will be offered 2013-2014
Grade(s): 12
Credit: 1.0 Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: Biology or Honors Biology or Chemistry or Honors Chemistry

Advanced Placement Biology is for students intensely interested in college preparatory work that will prepare them for a science major/career after completion of a post-secondary program. The topics and laboratory experiences cover the eight themes identified by the college board. These experiences will provide an unequaled depth and range of current topics and underlying principles that comprise the biological foundations of the basic allied life and health sciences. The course will teach the current biomolecular basics that provided the thematic underpinnings of such areas as: Pharmacy, Dentistry, Biotechnology, Nursing, Veterinary and Medical Science.

An independent science research project is required.  A summer study project is required.  Students participating in an AP course or a Career Technical course that has an exam as part of their criteria are required to take the exam. Passage of the exam is not a requirement to pass the course.
 
Anatomy and Physiology I, 7300
Grades: 11,12
Credit: .5 Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: Biology or Honors Biology
 
Anatomy and Physiology I emphasizes both the structure and function of the human body. It includes the study of histology and identification of tissue; the integumentary system; the skeletal system; muscular system; nervous system as well as the somatic and special senses. Cat dissection with an emphasis on lab practical tests is required as well as many other labs to reinforce content. 
 
Anatomy and Physiology II, 7310
Grades: 11,12
Credit: .5 Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: Biology or Honors Biology

Anatomy and Physiology II is a continuation of Anatomy and Physiology II. We pick up with visceral anatomy including the respiratory system, digestive system, cardio-vascular system, immune system, urogenital and reproductive systems. Again, dissection and lab practical tests are required as well as many other labs to reinforce content. Both Anatomy and Physiology I and II also will include supplemental reading assignments as well as research to enhance the topics covered. 

AP Chemistry, 7500
Grade: 11,12
Credit 1 Weight Factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: Honors Chemistry
 
This is an advanced chemistry course that covers chemical equilibrium, oxidation-reduction reactions, gas laws, thermodynamics, atomic structure, reaction mechanisms, chemical analysis, and identification and reactions of carbon compounds. This course is recommended for any student who intends to pursue a scientifically oriented college program. Emphasis on math and theory as related to the physical and chemical properties of particles is included in both lecture and laboratory investigation.  Safety goggles and written records of laboratory work are required.

Students participating in an AP course are required to take the AP Exam. Passage of the exam is not required to pass the course.

Applied Science (Cos), 7680
Grade(s): 12
Credit: 1 Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: None
 
This course is designed to give the cosmetology career technical student a practical understanding of science principles as they apply to cosmetology. Applications to realistic situations are emphasized to benefit students in acquiring their Cosmetology State Board License. For the Cosmetology student to get their full physical science credit, he/she may take any of the following:
Practical Physics
Introduction to Physics
Introduction to Chemistry
Chemistry

Biology 7900
Grade(s): 10,11,12
Credit: 1.0 Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: Physical and Earth and Space Science

Biology is for students who intend to pursue a 2-year associate degree, or a 4-year non-science post secondary degree. This lab-based course covers biological topics in preparation for the Ohio Graduation Test. Topics include: ecology, the nature of science, taxonomy, natural selection, microscopy, cell structure, inorganic and organic chemistry, genetics, and a comprehensive study of the 6 biological kingdoms.

Chemistry, 7450
Grades: 11,12
Credit: 1 Weight Factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: Physical & Earth Science
 
This chemistry course is intended for students who plan to pursue a two-year technical or four-year college non-science program. It is a laboratory oriented course that covers energy, classification, composition of matter and chemical reactions. Safety goggles and a written record of laboratory work are required.

Cosmetology Tech 1, 6510
Grades: 11
Credit: 1 Weight Factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: 10 Grade English. Both Biology or Chemistry (includes honors) may be taken concurrently
 
Cosmetology Lab 1, 6520
Grades: 11
Credit: 2 Weight Factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: 10 Grade English. Both Biology or Chemistry (includes honors) may be taken concurrently
 
This program is a two-year program (11-12th) designed to provide instruction in a variety of cosmetology treatments including care and beautification of hair, complexion, and hands. Training includes shampoo, rinse and scalp treatments; hair styling cutting, setting, dyeing, tinting, bleaching, permanent waving; facials, manicuring and arm massage.

This program will include instruction in bacteriology, anatomy, hygiene, sanitation and, salon management (including record keeping and customer relations).

Cosmetology Tech 2, 6550
Grades: 12
Credit: 1 Weight Factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: Cosmetology Tech 1, Cosmetology Lab 1
 
Cosmetology Lab 2, 6560
Grades: 12
Credit: 2 Weight Factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: Cosmetology Tech 1, Cosmetology Lab 1
 
This program is a two-year program (11-12th designed to provide instruction in a variety of cosmetology treatments including care and beautification of hair, complexion, and hands. Training includes shampoo, rinse and scalp treatments; hair styling cutting, setting, dyeing, tinting, bleaching, permanent waving; facials, manicuring and arm massage.

This program will include instruction in bacteriology, anatomy, hygiene, sanitation and, salon management (including record keeping and customer relations).

Completion of the two-program meets licensing requirements of 1500 hours of instruction. Students must also pass a state examination to qualify for licensing. All students will become members of Skills USA. Some students may be ask to attend a summer leadership camp upon request of the instructor.

When students successfully complete the program curriculum and corresponding academic classes, they are eligible to take the Ohio Board of Cosmetology exam. Upon successful completion of the two part exam; the student is granted a professional license to practice cosmetology in the state of Ohio.  North Central State College will grant any student who successfully passes the state exam twenty five (25) quarter hours of college credit toward an Associates Degree in Professional Service Management

Environmental Science, 7400
Grades: 10,11,12
Credit: .5 Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: Physiscal Science/Earth and Space Science
 
Environmental Science is a 1 semester class designed to take the pure science of Ecology and transfer it to applied science so students gain insights into many of the current environmental problems and what they can do to help solve them. Some of the topics covered are water and air pollution, land and its mis-uses, renewable and nonrenewable resources, alternative energy supplies and the steps to a sustainable society. This class includes many labs as well as problem-solving activities.

Honors Biology, 7180
Grades: 10,11,12
Credit: 1.0 Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: Physical and Earth Science
 
Honor's Biology is an accelerated course for students who wish to prepare to pursue a college major in science or related areas. This course includes all of the same topics as biology, but at a more in-depth study. It also emphasizes lab skills that are essential for success in college.

Honors Chemistry, 7480
Grades: 11,12
Credit: 1 Weight Factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: Honors Biology
 
It is strongly recommended that Algebra 2 with Trigonometry Honors be completed or taken concurrently.

Honors Chemistry is presented from a theoretical basis using inquiry, research, mathematics, and logic. It includes classification of matter and energy, behavior of matter, chemical reactions, gas laws, and atomic structure. The course is intended for the student who intends to pursue further science studies.  Safety goggles and a written record of laboratory work are required.

An independent science research project is required.

Honors Physical and Earth Science, 7130
Grades: 9
Credit: 1 Weight Factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: Recommendation from previous science teacher

Honors Physical and Earth Science is an accelerated coure recommended for students who wish to prepare for advanced high school science or pursue a college major in science or related areas. This course will place emphasis on Ohio's Ninth Grade Content Area Standards as it applies to the tenth grade OGT. Topics covered, but not limited to include scientific method, atomic structure, acids and bases, chemical reactions, geological time scale, fossils and the rock record, plate tectonics, sun, newtons laws, and the electromagnetic spectrum. Course work will be reinforced with laboratory investigations.

An independent science research project is required

 
Introduction to Chemistry*, 7430

Grades: 10,11,12
Credit: .5 Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: 7120 Physical and Earth Science

Introduction to Chemistry is a semester class that extends Physical Science I basic principles of chemistry. Students explore atomic structure; physical and chemical properties; heat transfer; design and use of the periodic table; chemical reactions; chemical bonds; electron orbital shapes and filling orders; and spectral line analysis of elements. It is intended for students who need a physical science credit for graduation, but do not intend to take a full year of chemistry. A laboratory notebook may be required.

Introduction to Physics* 7540
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Credit: .5 Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: 7120 Physical and Earth Science
 
Introduction to Physics, a semester course, is an extension of Physical Science I, exploring basic principles fundamental to physics. Topics include: the position and motion of objects; motion and forces; light; heat; electricity and magnetism; energy transfers and conservation of energy. It is intended for students who need a physical science credit for graduation, but do not intend to take a full year of physics. A laboratory notebook may be required.

Microbiology, 7320
Grades: 11,12
Credit: .5 Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: Biology or Honors Biology
 
Microbiology is a 1 semester class for college bound students planning on a possible major in the health or life science areas as well as in the environmental science areas. This lab based course investigates the anatomy and physiology of the world of microorganisms as well as their impact on our world. Included will be the development of microbiology, the tools of a microbiologist and how to use them as well as the systematic study of bacteria, viruses, protozoa, algae, molds and yeast. We will also cover the ecology of infectious disease and a unit on Bioterrorism.

Physical/ Earth & Space Science, 7120
Grades: 9,10,11,12
Credit: 1 Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: None
 
This introduction to Physical and Earth & Space Science course is designed to meet the outcomes 5 through 11 of the O.G.T. For science. Topics covered may include, but are not limited to, the nature of science, lab safety, properties and behavior of matter, forces and their effect on motion, processes and cycles occurring on and in the earth, astronomy, and natural resources.

Physics, 7550
Grades: 12 (11 with instructors permission)
Credit: 1 Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: Algebra II, Geometry, or Honors Geometry or Algebra II and Trig. Honors, or may be taken concurrently with Math Analysis.
 
This is a rigorous pursuit of fundamental concepts of physics and includes a study of light, optics, kinematics, wave motion, vectors, dynamics, energy transfers, electricity and magnetism. The course is lab oriented. Physics is a quantitative study of physical phenomena developed by a logical inquiry approach. It is highly recommended that Trigonometry, College Math, or Calculus be taken concurrently with Physics.  A Texas Instruments TI-82 or TI-83 graphing calculator and a written record of laboratory work are required in the the course.  An independent science research project is required.

Practical Physics, 7600
Grade(s): 11,12 Career Technical Students
Credit: 1 Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to give the career technical student a practical understanding of science principles as they apply to technology. Applications to realistic situations are demonstrated through discussions and lab experiments designed to benefit students who are planning a career in a technical field.