ONTARIO SCHOOL DISTRICT

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Zoology

Semester

Must be at least in 11th or 12th grade with Instructor approval and Previous completion of both one biological science and one physical science.

This course is designed to expose students to the animal kingdom and to how animals have evolved diverse ways to carry out basic life processes and maintain homeostasis. Students will learn about the characteristics and traits that define animals, and the evolution and diversity of invertebrates, chordates and primates. In addition students will learn about the systems of animals (feeding & digestion, respiration, circulation, excretion, response movement & support, reproduction and homeostasis) and animal interactions with one another and their environment. 

Astronomy

Semester

Must be at least in 11th or 12th grade with Instructor approval and Previous completion of both one biological science and one physical science.

Astronomy is the study of: the Earth, Moon, Sun relationships; our Solar System (the planets and their moons, asteroid belt, meteors, comets, the Kuiper belt, and the Oort cloud); Stars; the Milky Way, Galaxies, Clusters and Cosmology (where did the Universe come from and where is it going). The class will consist of lecture, reading, computer assignments, and labs (both computer and physical). 

Genetics

(Semester)

Pre: grade 11 or 12, Instructor approval.

Previous or concurrent completion of both one biological and one physical science is required. This course will investigate how traits are passed from generation to generation. How does DNA code for our traits? What role does DNA play in the evolution of organisms? How can science manipulate genes in bacteria and higher organisms? How can organisms be cloned? How does the environment affect the genetics of a population? 

Physics

Year Pre: Instructor Approval, Algebra II with emphasis on Geometry

This course is designed for the student who is prepared for a rigorous course in science. A combination of lab experience and lectures will guide the student through the study of motion, dynamics, electricity, and light.