OCEANOGRAPHY (no lab period) 0.5 credits
4221 College Prep A 2nd Semester
Dive into the course with field trips to the Long Island beaches and waters to observe and collectsamples for future study in the classroom. Class work will include the setup and maintenance of a saltwater tank, conducting water quality testing and overall upkeep of the system. Oceanographic equipment, plate tectonics, waves, tides, currents, the nature of the ocean floor and the coastal zones, the realm of marine life from the depths of the sea to the salt marshes are among the topics examined. Students will conduct dissections of various marine samples to understand adaptations and how organisms have evolved to succeed within their niche. Course work will include research projects and classroom presentation.
Graduation Standard Opportunity: SC, PS