Science

The science sequences prepares students to understand the world around them, promotes inquiry, and builds a strong foundation for the Regents and beyond.

Living Environment

Science is both a body of knowledge and a way of knowing—an intellectual and social process that applies human intelligence to explaining how the world works. Major topics in living environment include:

Scientific Inquiry

Ecology

Organizations and Patterns in Life

Homeostatis and Immunity

Reproduction and Development

Genetics and Biotechnology

Evolution

Human Influences on the Environment

Earth Science

Theories of the universe have developed over many centuries. In earth science, students explore the following: 

Maps and Measurement

Dynamic Earth

Rocks and Minerals

Landscapes
Earth History

Insolation

Meteorology

Climate

Astronomy

Physics

Fundamental forces govern all the interactions of the universe. Through physics, students gain knowledge of:
Measurement and Mathematics through Kinematics

Mechanics

Energy

Electricity and Magnetism

Waves

Modern Physics

Chemistry

Chemistry is the study of matter and energy explained and categorized using observable characteristics. The following topics are covered:

Physical Nature of Matter

Atomic Concepts

Nuclear Chemistry

Chemical Bonding

Periodicity

Moles/Stoichiometry

Kinetics and Equilibrium

Acids and Bases

Oxidation and Reduction
Carbon and Organic Chemistry

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