• Westmoor Science Department

    WHS Science Department

    *** Welcome to the Science Department! ***

    Here at Westmoor High School, we offer a wide variety of challenging classes tailored to your child’s every need. On top of that, we offer Advanced Placement classes that will surely prepare you for college. In this page, you will find all the science courses available, including the aforementioned Advanced Placement courses, along with prerequisites for each class.
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    Integrated Science Physical Science
    Students will explore the following themes: energy, systems and interaction, scale and structure, and stability and change. Focusing on earth-science concepts, lessons and assignments cover aspects of physical and life sciences. Students receive a multi-faceted, methodical and comprehensive approach to the study of science.
    Grade level: 9th-12th

    Environmental Science
    Students study the relationships of living things on the planet. Lessons and assignments focus on the importance and functions of natural resources and the ramifications of overusing limited resources.
    Grade level: 9th-12th
    Earth Science

    Forensic Science Forensic Science
    Students will study all areas of science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth Science. Lessons and assignments will focus on solving crimes using scientific knowledge, experience and critical thinking skills. Standard laboratory equipment and procedures common to forensic and molecular biology laboratories are utilized and emphasized.
    Grade level: 11th - 12th

    Physiology
    Course curriculum focuses on the basic facts and concepts of human anatomy and physiology. Lessons and assignments will emphasize the structure and function of the human anatomy including cells, tissue, organ systems, coordinated functions, mechanisms, and body control systems.
    Grade level: 11th - 12th
    Requirements: "C" or higher in Biology or Chemistry
    Physiology

    Biology Biology/AP Biology
    Biology is the science of living things. In this course, students will study the latest biological findings and techniques. Laboratory work will employ basic instruments and techniques.
    Grade level: 9th - 12th
    Requirements: 9th grade students must be concurrently enrolled in Geometry and have earned an "A" or "B" in eighth-grade English Language Arts

    Chemistry/AP Chemistry
    Fundamental concepts and laboratory techniques are studied.
    Grade level: 10th-12th
    Requirements: Teacher recommendation; "B" or higher in Algebra I and "C" or higher in Biology
    Chemistry

    Physics Physics/AP Physics
    This course is an analytical study of the basic physical principles of the universe. Topics covered include mechanics, heat, sound, light, electricity and magnetism, quantum and atomic physics, and nuclear physics. Conceptual and mathematical approaches to problem solving are intertwined. Laboratory experiments are integral to the course.
    Grade level: 10th-12th

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