Capuchino High School

Science

 

Physics / Physics SH

Grade: 9-12   Credits: 10   College Recommended?  Yes

Recommended Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in Algebra I

Physics is a study of Motion and Forces, Conservation of Energy and Momentum, Heat and Thermodynamics, Waves, Electric and Magnetic Phenomena, and Investigation and Experimentation. Physics will use some combination of algebra, geometry, graphing, vector algebra and trigonometric functions. Math involvement will be differentiated based on target student population.

 

AP Physics

Grade: 11-12   Credits: 10   College Recommended?  Yes

Recommended Prerequisites: Successfully completed Algebra II, and Physics 

 It is expected that students enrolled in this class will take the AP Physic Exam in May.

 

Chemistry I

Grade: 10-12   Credits: 10   College Recommended?  Yes

Recommended Prerequisites: Algebra I
 
The course is composed of the following topics. Measurement and calculations; Matter and Change; Atomic Theory; Periodic Law; Bonding; Formula and Equation Writing; Stoichiometry; Gas Laws; Solutions; Kinetics, Equilibrium; Acids/Bases; Oxidation-Reduction.
 

IB Chemistry SL

Grade: 11-12   Credits: 10   College Recommended?  Yes

Recommended Prerequisites: Successfully completed Algebra II, and Chemistry I

The IB Chemistry Standard Level course combines academic study with the acquisition of practical and investigation skills through the experimental approach. Students learn the chemical principles that underpin both the physical environment and biological systems through the study of quantitative chemistry, periodicity, kinetics and other subjects. The IB Chemistry curriculum is organized into 11 required topics and 2 options topics allowing for many opportunities to practice scientific lab skills. Throughout the course, students become aware of how scientists work and communicate with each other and have multiple opportunities for scientific study and creative inquiry within a global context.

 It is expected that students enrolled in this class will take the IB Chemistry Exam in May.

 

Biology I

Grade: 11-12   Credits: 10   College Recommended?  Yes

Recommended Prerequisites: Chemistry

This course covers all the basics of biology including human physiology, metabolism, photosynthesis, cellular respiration; cellular reproduction, genetics and DNA, evolution and ecology. There is an emphasis on biochemistry and biotechnology, therefore it is recommended that students have successfully completed a chemistry course prior to enrollment.

 

Integrated Science II  

Grade: 10 -12   Credits: 10  

Recommended Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation

Integrated Science II focuses on global systems like weather, biogeochemical cycling, climate change, and the Earth’s place in the Solar System, cell biology, genetics, and human physiology. Integrated Science II fulfills a "D" level laboratory for the UC system.


 

IB Biology SL /HL I and II

Grade: 11 and 12   Credits: 20   College Recommended?  Yes

Recommended Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation and successful completion of chemistry.


This two year course is designed for those students pursuing the International Baccalaureate diploma or certificate.  It is expected that students enrolled in this class will take the IB Biology exam in May of their second year.  

IB Biology is a two-year course that combines academic study with the acquisition of practical and laboratory skills.  There is an emphasis on open-ended laboratory investigations that the students design themselves.  The course will include topics in cells, biochemistry, genetics, ecology, human physiology, plant physiology, evolution and biotechnology.

 

 

 

 

 

Galdona, Luis
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Grover-Sidhu, Rita
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Salas, Kimberly
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Serratto, Kathleen
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Tucker, Kristen
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Valletta, Janice
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Wekselgreene, Jennifer
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