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Biology Science SLH2203 This course addresses key concepts and processes related to the chemistry of life, cells, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, genetics, and DNA, evolution, classification, and ecology. Students in biology will participate in lab work to facilitate learning and participate as scientists doing science. Through this class students will develop skills of a biologist: using a microscope, collecting data, analyzing data, and supporting ideas with biological evidence. All Biology students at the end of the semester must take the state EOC assessment. 1.00 HTA Physical Science or STEM 1 Y Big Island
Kauai
Kihei
Statewide
Waipahu
Blended & Distance Learning Program
Chemistry Science,
Electives
SPH3505 This course addresses key concepts and processes from states of matter, atomic theory, organization of the periodic table, types of chemical bonds and reactions, the naming and formulas of chemicals, chemical reactions, and stoichiometry. The field of chemistry in relation to the scientific method is also explained. This course also addresses properties of solids, liquids, and gases, state changes, solutions, flow of energy, enthalpy, heat, entropy and free energy, rates of reactions, equilibrium, acid-base theories, oxidation and reduction, electromagnetic cells, functional groups, polymerization, biochemicals, and nuclear chemistry. The course explores concepts through lessons and lab videos. 1.00 HTA Biology and Algebra 1 N Big Island
Kauai
Kihei
Statewide
Waipahu
Blended & Distance Learning Program
Environmental Science (Field Ecology) Science,
Electives
SIH3603 In this advanced science course, students will explore and investigate the interrelationships of the natural world and analyze natural and human-made environmental problems. Students will take part in laboratory investigations and fieldwork and can expect to gain skills in the following areas of scientific study - explaining environmental concepts and processes, analyzing data, visual representations, and writings, applying quantitative methods in solving problems, proposing solutions for environmental problems, supporting ideas with evidence, and analyzing a research study to identify a hypothesis. Strong emphasis will be placed on climate change, biodiversity, local (Hawaiian) environmental problems, and mitigation strategies. This course is designed for students with a strong interest in science and wants to challenge themselves to think deeply and critically about earth systems and environmental problems. 1.00 HTA 10th - 12th grade students; STEM I and Biology preferred N Big Island
Kauai
Kihei
Statewide
Waipahu
Blended & Distance Learning Program
Forensic Science Science,
Electives
SAH3003 Fingerprints. Blood Splatter. DNA analysis. The world of law enforcement is increasingly making use of the techniques and knowledge from the sciences to better understand the crimes that are committed and to catch those individuals responsible for the crimes. forensic science applies scientific knowledge to the criminal justice system. This course focuses on some of the techniques and practices used by forensic scientists during a crime scene investigation (CSI). Starting with how clues and data are recorded and preserved, the student will follow evidence trails until the CSI goes to trial, examining how various elements of the crime scene are analyzed and processed. 1.00 HTA Physical Science or STEM 1, Biology recommended but not required N Big Island
Kauai
Kihei
Statewide
Waipahu
Blended & Distance Learning Program
Marine Science Science,
Electives
SEH2503 Students will delve deep into Earth's bodies of water and study geologic structures and how they impact the oceans. They will investigate characteristics of various populations of aquatic life, patterns of distribution, and ongoing changes occurring in our ecosystem. 1.00 HTA Biology N Big Island
Kauai
Kihei
Statewide
Waipahu
Blended & Distance Learning Program
Physical Science Science SPH2603 This course centers on the engineering and design process as students utilize problem-solving skills to engage in integrated coursework. Students will identify problems, research solutions, create prototype designs, and test these prototypes. The skills learned in this class will transfer to upper-level science courses. The concepts explored include forces and motion, machines, energy, work, electricity, the periodic table, chemical bonds, and chemical reactions. 1.00 HTA N Big Island
Kauai
Kihei
Statewide
Waipahu
Blended & Distance Learning Program
Physics Science,
Electives
SPH5603 This course addresses concepts of mechanics, wave behavior and thermodynamics, Newton's Law's of motion thermal properties of matter, and thermodynamic systems. This course also contains lessons on electricity, magnetism, optics, the interactions among electric charges, properties of electric and magnetic fields and forces, and the characteristics of electromagnetic waves. Some of the basic concepts of quantum physics are presented as well. An understanding of Algebra and Trigonometry is required. 1.00 HTA Chemistry and Algebra II or Director Approval if math requirement is not met N Big Island
Kauai
Kihei
Statewide
Waipahu
Blended & Distance Learning Program