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  • The Science Department offers courses to meet the needs of students at all levels. In every course, students are encouraged to think for themselves and apply scientific methods to the solution of problems. Learning is accomplished through the use of a wide variety of laboratory and classroom experiences. The courses offered in the department are designed to provide students with an appreciation for Science in the real world.

     

    For all courses culminating in a Regents examination, satisfactory laboratory reports for 1200 minutes of laboratory experience is required (1) for entrance into the Regents examination, (2) to pass the course, and/or (3) to retake the course in summer school.  In addition, laboratory reports must be completed and submitted within the time period determined by the subject teacher but in no case more than 15 school days after the completion of the laboratory work.  A minimum of 70% of the labs must be completed each marking period to receive a passing grade for the marking period.

    *Advanced Research in the sciences is available through the Advanced Research Program.

    Click here for the NYS P-12 Science Learning Standards
    Click here for the Next Generation Science Standards Parent Guide

     

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Science Course Pathway

Department: Science

Course Number: 4020, 5024

Course Title: PHYSICAL SETTING/EARTH SCIENCE / LABORATORY

Details: Year, 1 Credit, Alternating Single and Double Periods (Some students may be assigned Earth Science Workshop with this course.)

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Expense: Possible field trip

Description: This is a N.Y.S. Regents course. Students explore the physical laws of nature by studying the Earth and its place in the Universe. Topics include geology, meteorology, and astronomy. Laboratory work and research skills are part of this course.

Department: Science

Course Number: 4194

Course Title: PHYSICAL SETTING/EARTH SCIENCE WORKSHOP

Details: Year, 0.5 Credit, 1 Period, Alternate Day

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Co-Requisites: Earth Science

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Description: An individualized support program that will study Earth Science and focus on organizational skills

Department: Science

Course Number: 4150, 4153

Course Title: PHYSICAL SETTING/EARTH SCIENCE FOR THE ELL STUDENT / LABORATORY FOR THE ELL STUDENT

Details: Year, 1 Credit, 1 Period, Alternate Day

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Prerequisites: Presently in English as a Second Language Program

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Description: This course is designed to help and assist students learning language through the content area of Earth Science. This course fulfills the New York State Earth Science Regents curriculum. This course is taken to help ensure success in their class, as well as help students understand difficult concepts and vocabulary. In this class we implement ESL strategies to make learning fun and comprehensible.

Department: Science

Course Number: 4160, 4163

Course Title: LIVING ENVIRONMENT/BIOLOGY FOR THE ELL STUDENT / LABORATORY FOR THE ELL STUDENT

Details: Year, 1 Credit, 1 Period, Alternate Day

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Description: This course is designed to help and assist students learning language through the content area of the Living Environment. This course fulfills the New York State Living Environment Regents Curriculum. This course is taken to help ensure success in their class, as well as help students understand difficult concepts and vocabulary. In this class we implement ESL strategies to make learning fun and comprehensible.

Department: Science

Course Number: 4110, 4614, 4114

Course Title: LIVING ENVIRONMENT HONORS/BIOLOGY / RESEARCH 1 / LABORATORY (N.Y.S. Regents)

Details: Year, 2 Periods, 1 Credit for Biology Honors, 1/2 Credit for Science Research 1

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Prerequisites: Recommendation of 8th grade Regents Earth Science and Math teacher and an A in the Earth Science course and Regents exam.

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Description: This is an enriched curriculum in Biology which expands upon the NYS Living Environment curriculum by including additional topics. Science Research 1 is a co-requisite for this course. Students will be introduced to technical writing, library resources, and laboratory procedures that are applicable to the course. Course content is designed to prepare the student for the NYS Biology Regents exam as well as the Biology SAT subject test. SAT SUBJECT TEST AVAILABLE: BIOLOGY