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The science department is pleased to offer TDHS students a variety of courses to prepare them to meet the challenges of careers and colleges. 

SC420 EARTH SCIENCE  One Credit

This laboratory course provides a survey of earth science topics including oceanography, geology, astronomy and meteorology. The content is organized around thematic units and human activities and influences are explored.


SC426 OCEANOGRAPHY One credit

This laboratory course  explores the marine environment and its resources.  The content includes marine organisms, the geological characteristics of the sea, and the interdependent nature of the environment and conservation efforts.   Pre-requisites: SC420 Earth/Space Science , SC430 Biology 

 

SC430 BIOLOGY  One Credit

Biology, the study of living things, is a laboratory course which includes the following major areas of study: experimental design, chemistry, cells, genetics, viruses, monerans, protists, fungi, plants, animals, the human body, classification, evolution, and ecology. These areas are developed within the framework of the principal biological theories with an emphasis on critical thinking and science process skills. If dissections are conducted in class, alternatives will be provided for students that request them.

 

SC431 BIOLOGY 2 One Credit

This laboratory course provides an advanced survey of life science topics chosen from molecular and cellular biology, the biology of organisms and ecology. Science, technology and societal issues are incorporated throughout.  This class is designed around the biology SOL and students enrolled in the course will retake this SOL several times over the school year.  Because of this, enrollment in this course is by invitation only.   Pre-requisites: SC420 Earth/Space Science 1, SC430 Biology 1

 

SC434 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY One Credit

In this laboratory course students will examine the anatomy and physiology of vertebrate systems. The laboratory portion of the course provides students with the opportunity to study, through dissection, a variety of vertebrate specimens. Alternatives to dissection will be provided for students that request them.Pre-requisites: SC430 Biology 1, SC440 Chemistry 1

 

SC439 AP BIOLOGY One Credit

This course is designed to be equivalent of a college freshman general biology course. Students will explore the fundamental characteristics of living matter from the molecular level to the ecosystem level. The diversity of living organisms, their structure, function and evolution is emphasized. A college-level text is used as the basal text. Weekly time equivalent to three hours of lecture and four hours of laboratory is required. If dissections are conducted in class, alternatives will be provided for students that request them. Pre-requisites: SC430 Biology 1, SC440 Chemistry 1

 

SC444 ECOLOGY One Credit

This is a laboratory course focusing on how organisms interact with each other and their environment. Major topics in this course are population biology, ecosystems, and the effects of science and technology on physical and complex adaptive systems. Pre-requisites: SC430 Biology 1, SC440 Chemistry 1


SC440 CHEMISTRY  One Credit

This inquiry-based laboratory course surveys the major topics in inorganic chemistry. It is designed to provide a thorough foundation for the college-bound student, emphasizing the quantitative treatment of data, the development of critical thinking skills, abstract reasoning, and application of concepts. Co-requisites: MA340 Algebra 2 co-requisite

 

SC449 AP CHEMISTRY One Credit

This course is designed to be the equivalent of a first year college chemistry course. It differs qualitatively and quantitatively from the usual high school chemistry course with respect to the kind of textbook used; the scope, sequence, and detail of topics covered; the mathematical formulation of principles; the emphasis on calculations; and the nature and variety of laboratory work done by student. Weekly time equivalent to five hours independent study are expected. Pre-requisites: SC430 Biology 1, SC440 Chemistry 1, MA340 Algebra 2

 

SC450 PHYSICS  One Credit

This is a college preparatory course with emphasis on physical science concepts. Concepts involved include mechanics, thermodynamics, waves, electromagnetism, modern physics, and scientific investigation. Student experiences center around active inquiry and experimentation. Pre-requisites: MA340 Algebra 2 co-requisite

 

SC453 PHYSICS-GENERAL One Credit

Students blend real world physics application with concepts reviewed through technology and related issues in this college preparatory course. Student experiences center around active inquiry and experimentation. Mechanics, thermodynamics, waves, electro- magnetism, modern physics, and scientific investigation are emphasized topics. Pre-requisites: MA320 Algebra 1

 

SC457 AP PHYSICS 1 One Credit

This course is the equivalent of a college physics course. AP Physics 1 prepares students for the AP Physics  exam. AP Physics emphasizes both physics knowledge and problem solving. The emphasis is on basic principles of physics and their applications through careful and selective treatment of well-chosen areas. It is assumed that students are familiar with algebra and trigonometry; some theoretical developments may use basic concepts of calculus. This course provides an excellent foundation in physics for students interested in engineering, the life sciences or pre-medicine. Pre-requisites: MA340 Algebra 2 Honors

 

SC490 LABORATORY ASSISTANT One Credit

With permission of the science department chairman and the principal, a student may serve as a laboratory assistant. Only students with an interest and background in science, a strong sense of responsibility, dependability, and willingness to work will be selected. Students may use only one credit in this course to fulfill graduation requirements. This course will not satisfy a science graduation credit.


 List of Faculty Members

Faculty Name

Faculty E-Mail Address

Subject Taught

Mike Baum                                

Michael_Baum@ccpsnet.net

Earth Science & Oceanography

Jill Cammer

Jill_Cammer@ccpsnet.net

Earth Science & Oceanography

Susan Carraway

Susan_Carraway@ccpsnet.net

Earth Science & Oceanography

Gratia Goode

Elizabeth_Goode@ccpsnet.net

Earth Science & Oceanography

Al Stafford

Tutall_Stafford@ccpsnet.net

Earth Science & Oceanography

Michael Stange

Michael_Stange@ccpsnet.net

Earth Science & Oceanography

 

Andrew Boydoh

Andrew_Boydoh@ccpsnet.net

Biology, Ecology & Anatomy

Carolyn Lefon

Carolyn_Lefon@ccpsnet.net

Biology, Ecology & Anatomy

Tracy Longworth

Tracy_Longworth@ccpsnet.net

Biology, Ecology & Anatomy

Andrea Martin-Williams

Andrea_Williams@ccpsnet.net

Biology, Ecology & Anatomy

Angela Roberts

Angela_Roberts@ccpsnet.net

Biology, Ecology & Anatomy

Shenna Sikora

Sheena_Sikora@ccpsnet.net

Biology

 

Shana Davis

Shana_Davis@ccpsnet.net

Chemistry

Pam Hughes

Pam_Hughes@ccpsnet.net

Chemistry

James Buckner

James_Buckner@ccpsnet.net

Physics

Nicola Williamson

Nicola_Williamson@ccpsnet.net

Physics

 

 

 


 

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