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Middle School Science (BS, ES, AAF-S)

Biology (Foundation/Core) - Course #3111 | Credit (BS) | Grade 9 | 1.0 Credits
The Biology Core includes three major concepts for instruction. (1) The structures in all living things occur as a result of necessary functions. (2) Interactions of organisms in an environment are determined by the biotic and abiotic components of the environment. (3) Evolution of species occurs over time and is related to the environment in which the species live.

Biology H (Foundation/Core) - Course #3004 | Credit (BS) | Grade 9 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Instructor approval
The Biology Core includes three major concepts for instruction. (1) The structures in all living things occur as a result of necessary functions. (2) Interactions of organisms in an environment are determined by the biotic and abiotic components of the environment. (3) Evolution of species occurs over time and is related to the environment in which the species live. Students will be expected to design investigations in the laboratory and field using research technologies.

Earth Science (Foundation/Core) - Course #3101 | Credit (ES) | Grade 9 | 1.0 Credits
The theme for Earth Science is systems as an organizing concept to understand life on Earth, geological change, and the interaction of atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Earth’s place in the universe, internal structure, atmospheric processes, and resources are explored to help students understand how Earth Science interacts with society.

Earth Science H (Foundation/Core) - Course #3102 | Credit (ES) | Grade 9 | 1.0 Credits
The theme for Earth Science is systems as an organizing concept to understand life on Earth, geological change, and the interaction of atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Earth’s place in the universe, internal structure, atmospheric processes, and resources are explored to help students understand how Earth Science interacts with society.

Environmental Science AP (Foundation/Core) - Course #3105 | Credit (ES) | Grade 9 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Instructor approval
This course is a core curriculum science course. The goal is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems – both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them. University credit can be earned with a successful performance on the Advanced Placement (AP) exam.

Integrated Science 7 - Course #3150 | Grade 7 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
Seventh Grade Integrated Science focuses on the theme of “structure.” Life, physical, and earth science contents are integrated in a core curriculum. The standards to be taught relate to matter, structure of earth’s crust and interior, structure of cells and organisms, reproduction and heredity of organisms, and classification schemes.

Integrated Science 8 - Course #3051 | Grade 8 | 1.0 Credits
Eighth Grade Integrated Science focuses on the theme of “change.” Physical, earth, and life science contents are integrated in a core curriculum. The standards to be taught relate to observations of chemical and physical change, changes in biological energy, forces, energy and motion, constructing machines, and changes in the Earth’s crust and climate.

Marine Biology and Oceanography - Course #3166 | Credit (AAF-S) | Grade 9 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
The study of the marine environment, living and nonliving, will be studied in this course. Fish, marine mammals, the physical environment of the sea and environmental challenges facing the world's oceans are examined. This course is also available as a USTAR course which is taught after school or during the summer.


LEGEND (Credit)

A = Fine Arts
AAF-M = Applied, Advanced Foundation Math
AAF-S = Applied, Advanced Foundation Science
BS = Biological Science
CS = Chemistry Science
DS = Digital Studies
CTE = Career and Technical Education
E = Electives
ES = Earth Science
F = Financial Literacy
WG = World Geography
HE = Health Education

ILA = Individual Lifetime Activities
ELA = English Language Arts
FL = Fitness for Life
M = Mathematics
PS = Physical Science
PST = Participation Skills & Techniques
Sr. ELA= Senior English Language Arts
S = Foundation/Core Science
WH = World History
USH = US History
USGC = US Government & Citizenship

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