Mrs. Janet Barber
610-938-6100 ext 6237
Springfield High School Science PhilosophyThe Science program at Springfield High School is designed to allow the student the option of becoming involved in specific aspects of the Sciences that parallel her/his specific interest. From Biology to Advanced Placement (AP) Environmental Science, the Science curriculum is flexible enough to account for individual needs. The program is designed to consider the development of the intellectual capabilities of each student which will in turn, lead the student to become an articulate and rational thinker. Coupled with this, is an emphasis on the application of higher order thinking processes including the skills connected with decision making, problem solving, and critical and creative thinking. The students will gain the necessary knowledge, intellectual and social awareness, and communicative skills to function and succeed in the 21st century.
379 Forensic Science
0.5 Credit Humanities and Elective Credit Grades: 10, 11, 12This course will cover updated techniques, practices and procedures used in forensic science. Students will participate in forensic analysis and the proper procedures for collection and preservation of evidence at crime scenes. Students will investigate new technologies used by forensic scientists. Discussions of probabilities role in interpreting the significance of scientifically evaluated evidence will be incorporated in this course. Students will study actual cases to see the role of forensic science in criminal investigations.
366A Human Anatomy and Physiology
0.5 Credit Science Elective Credit Grades: 11, 12Lab Fee: $5 This course is a study of both human anatomy and physiology with an integral laboratory component. This course is designed to prepare students who are considering entering the medical, nursing, or allied health fields and as such is of a rigorous content level. The course will offer a survey of important anatomical terms as well as an overview of the body’s major organ systems. Students will have the opportunity to gain insight into various career options and the studies required for them.
0.5 Credit Humanities and Elective Credit Grades: 11, 12This course provides a study of genetics, most specifically human genetics. This course will specifically cover the biochemistry of DNA and chromosomes, human genetics, genetic diseases and disorders and genetic technologies. The course will include laboratory exercises, statistical analysis, and long term projects.
0.5 Credit Humanities and Elective Credit Grades: 11, 12
This course provides an introductory study of non-vertebrate and vertebrate organisms with a dissection lab component. This course is designed to introduce students to modern classification systems, emphasize evolutionary adaptations of each group as well as to terminology of anatomy and physiology. Cooperative lab dissection work and small projects are a required component of this course.