LAB SCIENCE – COURSE CATALOG

This page covers all courses that will be offered for the 2019/2020 school year that count toward the Lab Sciences (D) requirement for college admissions.  Students must complete two years for UC admissions. 

COURSE: AP ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY (Advanced Placement Anatomy & Physiology)
COURSE NUMBER: 153
A-G: 10 credits Lab Science (D) pending UC review, 5.0 scale
PREREQUISITE: AP Biology / Biology Honors
COREQUISITE: AP Study Hall
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Scott) Periods 4,6
RIVERSIDE COURSES:
DESCRIPTION: 

COURSE: AP BIOLOGY (Advanced Placement Laboratory Biology)
COURSE NUMBER: 151
A-G: 10 credits Lab Science (D) pending UC review
PREREQUISITE: Math I/II Honors, Environmental Science
COREQUISITE: AP Study Hall
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Scott) Periods 4,6
RIVERSIDE COURSES:
DESCRIPTION:

COURSE: BIOLOGY
COURSE NUMBER: 221
A-G: 10 Credits (D)/Biology/Life Sciences
PREREQUISITE: Math I
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Scott) Periods 2,3,7,8,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES:
DESCRIPTION: Semester 1 Laboratory Biology A, College Prep Correlated directly with the California State Content Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards, Laboratory Biology A begins with the study of the cell. The cell cycle and cancer are investigated. Cellular energy including respiration and photosynthesis are investigated. The pivotal role of ATP in energy transfer is studied. Mendelian genetics and genetics since Mendel are investigated. Molecular genetics including DNA analysis, DNA fingerprinting and recombinant DNA are explained. Biomolecules are studied including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. Enzymes and the factors that affect their activity are explored. The immune system, infectious diseases, and pathogens are investigated. Students are presented with a wide variety of information, activities, and experiences related to major areas of study in the field of Biology.   

Semester 2 Laboratory Biology B, College Prep
Correlated directly with the California State Content Standards and the Next Generation Science StandardsLaboratory Biology B includes the study of the human nervous and endocrine systems, reproduction in plants and animals, the domains and kingdoms of life, the Linnaean classification system, the history of life on Earth, the evolution of life, and ecology. With rigor, depth, and breadth of content and through directed assignments, students are presented with a wide variety of information, activities, and experiences related to major areas of study in the field of Biology.

COURSE: CHEMISTRY
COURSE NUMBER: 154
A-G: 10 credits Science (D)
PREREQUISITE: C or better in Math I / C or better in Biology
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Jareno ) Periods 1,2,7,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Valme) Periods 1,2,7,9
DESCRIPTION: This is a college preparatory course in theories and concepts of modern chemistry. The course emphasizes the structure of the atom, solutions and equilibrium, periodic properties, bonding and common reactions, acid-base reactions, and oxidation-reduction reactions. The student will be introduced to quantum mechanics, nuclear chemistry, and stoichiometry. The laboratory work will develop students reasoning power, the ability to apply chemical principles; as well as acquaint students with chemical laboratory techniques.

COURSE: CHEMISTRY HONORS
COURSE NUMBER: 154
A-G: 10 credits Science (D), 5.0 Grading system
PREREQUISITE: C or better in Math I / C or better in Biology
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Jareno ) Periods 4,6
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Valme) Periods 4,6
DESCRIPTION: Chemistry is concerned with the composition, structure, and properties of substances, the transformations of these substances into others by reactions, and the kinds of energy changes that accompany these reactions. Fundamental concepts on the atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, conservation of matter and stoichiometry, gases and their properties, acids and bases, solutions, chemical thermodynamics, reaction rates, chemical equilibrium, organic chemistry and biochemistry, and nuclear processes.Emphasis on scientific investigation, analysis, and critical thinking of content through labs, research and media.

COURSE: CHEMISTRY II HONORS
COURSE NUMBER: 2019
A-G: 10 credits Science (D), 5.0 Grading Scale
PREREQUISITE: Chemistry I
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Jareno ) Periods 8
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Valme) Periods 8
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to build upon the Honors Chemistry curriculum. This second year of chemistry will conduct an extended laboratory and provide an in-depth investigation of more specialized areas of chemistry. Areas of study may include, but are not limited to, chemical reactions, the behavior of gases, solutions, thermochemistry, kinetics, oxidation-reduction reactions, electrochemistry, nuclear, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. Students participate in laboratory exercises, small group activities and discussions.

COURSE: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
COURSE NUMBER: 1555
A-G: 10 credits (D) Lab sciences / Interdisciplinary Science
PREREQUISITE: None
HOUSE: Academic
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: (Patrick) 1,2,3,4,7,8,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES:
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in environmental science topics, laboratory science techniques, fieldwork, data analysis, and critical scientific thought. The teaching medium is the natural world which means students will explore their local and global environment and view it through a scientific lens. During the course students will identify and analyze problems within the natural world, both natural and man-made, analyze data sets (either collected or researched) and develop and design solutions and ideas for preventing, reducing, or solving the identified problems. This course provides students with the strong, interdisciplinary science background necessary to understand, critically evaluate, and mitigate environmental problems. The laboratory component of the course will include field trips, discussions, and in-lab activities. Students will spend 25% of their time in labs and / or critical thinking research based projects.

COURSE: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE HONORS
COURSE NUMBER: 15551
A-G: 10 credits (D) Lab sciences, 5.0 grading scale
PREREQUISITE: Algebra I or Math I
HESPERIA COURSES: (Patrick) 1,2,3,4,7,8,9
RIVERSIDE COURSES:
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in environmental science topics, laboratory science techniques, fieldwork, data analysis, and critical scientific thought. The teaching medium is the natural world which means students will explore their local and global environment and view it through a scientific lens. During the course students will identify and analyze problems within the natural world, both natural and man-made, analyze data sets (either collected or researched) and develop and design solutions and ideas for preventing, reducing, or solving the identified problems. This course provides students with the strong, interdisciplinary science background necessary to understand, critically evaluate, and mitigate environmental problems. The laboratory component of the course will include field trips, discussions, and in-lab activities. Students will spend 25% of their time in labs and / or critical thinking research based projects.