AP Biology

The AP Biology course at Springbrook High School supports the requirements of the College Board and provides a rigorous study of college level biology.  Students will develop a conceptual framework for modern biology and an understanding of science as a process.  Students will be able to:

describe science as a process rather than as a static body of knowledge.

discuss biological concepts using scientific terminology.

explain connections between diverse topics.

gain experience in the process of scientific discovery.

analyze data and make inferences based on conceptual understanding.

think critically about the application of biology to environmental and social concerns.

 

IB Biology

The Higher Level IB Biology course at Springbrook High School is a two-year course that supports the requirements of the International Baccalaureate Organization and provides a rigorous study of college level biology.  Students will develop a conceptual framework for modern biology and an understanding of science as a process.  Students will be able to:

describe science as a process rather than as a static body of knowledge.

discuss biological concepts using scientific terminology.

analyze data and make inferences based on conceptual understanding.

gain experience in the process of scientific discovery.

think critically about the application of biology to environmental and social concerns.

 

Honors Biology and Biology

The goal of the study of Biology is for students to understand the complexity of the living world, including characteristics that all living things share. Organisms are linked in a complex web of life.  Organisms evolve over time due to the interactions of genetics and the environment. Organisms pass on their traits to their offspring through sexual and asexual reproduction. A variety of teaching strategies are used in this course including laboratory experiments, demonstrations, direct instruction, independent reading, current events, and cooperative learning.

Anatomy and Physiology

Anatomy and Physiology is an advanced level course in which students study structures, functions, and dysfunctions of the major systems of the human body. The course is intended for all students who wish to study how the human body operates. Dissection is a requirement for this course.

Forensic Science:

Forensic science is the application of science to criminal and civil laws enforced by police investigators in the criminal justice system. Forensic scientists use their specialized knowledge and training to help police investigators discover  and interpret  evidence to help solve crimes.  The forensic scientist has become an active participant in the crime laboratory and a useful contributor to the criminal justice system.

Forensics is an integrated science involving biology, chemistry, earth science, archaeology, anthropology, law, medicine, and professional/technical writing. In this course, students are exposed to analysis involving human remains, glass and soils, trace evidence, firearms and tool marks, documents, and entomological specimens.

AP Chemistry

AP Chemistry is a college level class providing the basic body of chemical information and laboratory experience typically covered in a two semester introductory sequence in chemistry.  At some colleges and universities, high scores on the AP Chemistry exam allow a student to claim up to 8 to 10 academic credits.  The curriculum for double period AP Chemistry addresses all topics required for Advanced Placement Chemistry by the College Board.  Students will explore topics such as atomic structure, intermolecular forces and bonding, chemical reactions, kinetics, thermodynamics and equilibrium.

A student who works to complete this course will acquire a solid preparation for college chemistry, exposure to laboratory methods and procedures, rigorous practice in problem solving, great practice in analytical skills, and a working familiarity with chemical concepts and many of their real world applications

IB Chemistry

Honors Chemistry and Chemistry

The goal of Honors and On Level Chemistry is to inspire a curiosity about matter and its interactions; to begin a lifetime practice of using an organized, evidence based approach to solving problems; to recognize chemistry’s central significance to the understanding of all other sciences, and to understand how chemistry relates to everyday lives and real world situations.  Mathematics will be used to explore and model the interactions of matter, and apply our knowledge of chemistry to current topics such as the disposal of hazardous materials, environmental issues, energy resources, and the development and use of synthetic materials.  Students will be expected to work individually and in small lab groups, and to participate in small group and whole class discussion.

IB Physics

AP Physics I

AP Physics C: Single Period

Ap Physics C: Double Period

Physics

Horticulture

Environmental Science

Marine Biology

Forensic Science

IAPS (Integrated & Applied Physical Science)

Honors Nutrition Science

In this project based course students study the science behind nutrition and its relationship to an individual’s health.  Student will investigate current trends in the field and conditions under which special dietary restrictions are necessary.  Students will learn through inquiry activities, laboratory activities (including cooking labs) and group projects.