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https://ceh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/science/I06https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=68082{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}I06IB Biology 1 wtIB Bio 1 is the first year of a two-year sequence in the IB Biology curriculum. This course begins the study of five major topics of biology: cells , chemistry of life, genetics, ecology & evolution, and human health and physiology. These five topics are required by the IB Biology program. They are also aligned with the BVSD content standards for Biology. Students will gain conceptual and practical skills as a result of involvement in scientific activities and statistical analyses. This course requires that students apply critical thinking, group cooperation, chemistry and geometry. 10SC - Life ScienceS50 or S5111th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/IB%20Biology%201%20wt.docx
https://ceh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/science/I114https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=68120{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}I114IB Physics 2 HL wtIB Physics 2 HL is a continuation of IB Physics 1 and expands upon the studies into Newtonian mechanics, electricity and magnetism, optics and atomic physics: added to this content is astronomy and astrophysics. The course includes extensive lab work and the use of computer technology to design investigations, collect data, analyze results and communicate findings. Successful completion of the course prepares students for the IB SL or HL exams. 10SC - Physical Science11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/IB%20Physics%202%20HL%20wt.docx
https://ceh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/science/I38https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=68096{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}I38IB Environmental Systems and Societies wtThis course provides students with a coherent perspective of the interrelationships between pressing environmental issues they will come to face. An emphasis is put on study of the ecosystem, human population, carrying capacity and resource use, conservation and biodiversity, pollution management, the issue of global warming and environmental value systems. The course will provide methodologies and skills that can be used in the analysis of environmental issues at local and global levels. Inquiry-based laboratory activities reinforce concepts and are used for internal assessments required by IB. This course prepares students for the IB Environmental Systems and Society Standard Level exam.10SC - Life SciencePre-IB Science, grade 10 11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo15.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/IB%20Environmental%20Systems%20and%20Societies%20wt.docx
https://ceh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/science/I40https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=67658{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}I40BVSD PIB Biology 1 wtIB Biology 1 is a comprehensive survey of cells, biochemistry, genetics, evolution, ecology and select topics in physiology. Students will gain conceptual and practical skills as a result of involvement in scientific activities and statistical analyses. Students will develop the ability to evaluate biological knowledge with respect to problems which are facing mankind at present, and which have implication of serious consequences in the future. Laboratory experiences are a major portion of the course. This course is the first part of a curriculum pathway leading to IB/AP exams. 10SC - Life SciencePrerequisites - S10 or I42, concurrent I3410th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo25.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/BVSD%20PIB%20Biology%201%20wt.docx
https://ceh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/science/I42https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=67659{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}I42BVSD PIB Chemistry Physics wtThis class is an exploratory science course which leads to a solid foundation for IB/AP science courses. Emphasis will be placed on observing relationships, identifying variables and developing explanations in qualitative and quantitative ways through experimentation and analysis. Students will be able to relate concepts of chemistry and physics to real world phenomena, while understanding their theoretical principles. The course teaches strong laboratory skills. 10SC - Physical SciencePrerequisites - M35, Concurrent enrollment I349th;#10th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo40.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/BVSD%20PIB%20Chemistry%20Physics%20wt.docx
https://ceh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/science/I43https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=68072{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}I43IB/AP Biology 2 HL wtThis is the second year of a two‐year sequence in the IB/AP Biology curriculum. This course continues an in‐depth study of selected topics introduced in IB Biology 1. An emphasis is put on cell structures, membranes, genetics, botany, evolution, human anatomy and physiology, and ecology and conservation. Laboratory activities are accentuated with the goal of improving student scientific writing skills and to reinforce key research concepts; these labs are used for IB assessments. Additionally, students will design their own labs. Students must complete IB Biology 1 and IB Biology 2 to take either IB and/or AP exams. 10SC - Life SciencePrerequisite - completion of a pre-IB or IB Biology course11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo25.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/IB%20AP%20Biology%202%20HL%20wt.docx
https://ceh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/science/I75https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=68119{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}I75IB Physics 1 wtThis class will acquaint students with the basic physical laws of our world. Key concepts covered in the course include Newtonian mechanics, electricity and magnetism, optics and introductory atomic physics. From a physics approach to studying science, students will design investigations, collect data, analyze results, evaluate and communicate findings. The course is the first installment (of two) leading to IB/AP exams. Students will utilize a high degree of skill in algebra and geometry. 10SC - Physical Science11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo25.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/IB%20Physics%201%20wt.docx
https://ceh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/science/S10https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=68056{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S10Physical SciencePhysical Science is a lab-based, inquiry‐oriented course involving principles and concepts concerning the physical world. Content areas explored include nature and behavior of matter, atomic theory, chemical and physical changes including bonding and reactions, mechanics, electricity and magnetism, light and sound, and energy. The course emphasizes the study and proper use of fundamental science tools including the metric system, periodic table, and graphing. 10SC - Physical Science9th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/HS%20Physical%20Science.docx
https://ceh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/science/S101https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=67866{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S101Environmental Science and Sustainability (1 semester)Environmental Science and Sustainability – 1 semester is a course intended for juniors and seniors who have already taken grade physical science and 10th grade biology, to solidify their understanding of basic scientific processes and use that understanding to seek solutions to problems that they will likely face in their lifetime. ES&S 1sem is designed to help students continue to build interest in sciences and allow them the opportunity to connect their learning to environmental issues and potential solutions. The focus of the class will be environmental problems and solutions. Instruction will take place through laboratory activities, field trips in the Boulder area, and student design and implementation of school and community projects related to environmental science. This course will have a laboratory component of at least 50% (including work on a community-based project). 5SC - Life Science11th;#12th;#1 SemesterNatural ScienceN/ANo15.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Environmental%20Science%20and%20Sustainability%201%20semester.docx
https://ceh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/science/S102https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=67547{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S102AP Physics 1 wtAP Physics 1 is the equivalent of an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. Students cultivate their understanding of Physics through inquiry-based investigations as they explore topics such as Newtonian mechanics (including rotational motion); work, energy, and power; mechanical waves and sound; and introductory, simple circuits.10SC - Physical Science11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/AP%20Physics%201%20wt.docx
https://ceh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/science/S103https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=67548{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S103AP Physics 2 wtAP Physics 2 is the equivalent of an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. Students cultivate their understanding of Physics through inquiry-based investigations as they explore topics such as fluid statics and dynamics; thermodynamics with kinetic theory; PV diagrams and probability; electrostatics; electrical circuits with capacitors; magnetic fields; electromagnetism; physical and geometric optics; and quantum, atomic, and nuclear physics. 10SC - Physical Science11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo15.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/AP%20Physics%202%20wt.docx
https://ceh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/science/S16https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=67840{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S16Earth Space GeophysicalThis course provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding about the relationships between the structure, processes, and resources on Earth and other solar bodies. Emphasis is placed on laboratory and field experiences. Units of study include Cosmology and Earth History, energy and forces in the Solar System, plate tectonics, climate processes, resources and the environment, physical and chemical changes in the geosphere, and natural hazards. This course is inquiry based and involves both independent and cooperative learning. 10SC - Physical Science10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo15.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Earth%20Space%20Geophysical.docx
https://ceh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/science/S31https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=68049{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S31BiologyIn this class, students will explore relationships between structure and function in organisms and the interaction of cells and organisms with each other and their environments. Topics of study include: use of a microscope, cell structure and function, biochemistry, microbiology, classification, human physiology, genetics, evolution, botany and ecology. Laboratory activities reinforce concepts presented and engage students in the practices of scientific inquiry. 10SC - Life Science9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo25.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/HS%20Biology.docx
https://ceh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/science/S33https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=67490{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S33Anatomy & PhysiologyAnatomy & Physiology is a yearlong course that provides students an opportunity to explore the intricate and sophisticated relationship between structure and function in the human body. The course offers students an environment in which they may explore topics such as homeostasis, anatomical and physiological disorders, medical diagnosis and treatment, modern and past imaging techniques, biochemistry, cytology, histology, and a survey of the remarkable array of body systems that comprise the human body. Laboratory activities reinforce concepts presented in the course.10SC - Life Science11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo30.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Anatomy%20Physiology.docx
https://ceh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/science/S50https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=67703{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S50ChemistryThis course provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding about the relationships between the structure and properties of matter and the interaction of matter and energy. Units of study include: matter and its changes, atomic structure, chemical composition, nomenclature, acids and bases, reactions, stoichiometry, gas laws, periodicity, bonding, molecular geometry, and thermochemistry. Laboratory activities reinforce concepts presented in the course.10SC - Physical Science10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo25.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Chemistry.docx
https://ceh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/science/S51https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=67698{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S51Chemistry Advanced wtThis course provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding about the relationships between the structure and properties of matter and the interaction of matter and energy. Units of study include: matter and its changes, atomic structure, chemical composition, nomenclature, acids and bases, reactions, stoichiometry, gas laws, periodicity, bonding, molecular geometry, and thermochemistry. Laboratory activities reinforce concepts presented in the course. As an advanced course, this course goes beyond the curriculum expectations of a standard course offering by increasing the depth and complexity. Students are engaged in dynamic, high‐level learning. The pace of an advanced course may be faster than that of a “standard” course.10SC - Physical Science10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo15.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Chemistry%20Advanced%20wt.docx
https://ceh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/science/S61https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=68420{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S61PhysicsThis course helps students understand the basic physical laws of our world. The course includes: scientific methods and measurement, forces, motion, energy, light, waves, electricity and magnetism. Laboratory work serves to promote understanding and to illustrate the experimental nature of physics. Mathematics is used every day in this course. 10SC - Physical Science11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo25.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Physics.docx
https://ceh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/science/S66https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=67506{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S66AP Chemistry wtThe AP Chemistry course provides students with a college-level foundation to support future advanced course work in chemistry. Students cultivate their understanding of chemistry through inquiry-based investigations, as they explore topics such as: atomic structure, intermolecular forces and bonding, chemical reactions, kinetics, thermodynamics, and equilibrium.10SC - Physical Science11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo15.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/AP%20Chemistry%20wt.docx
https://ceh.bvsd.org/counseling/courses/science/S70https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=67551{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S70AP Physics C wtAP Physics C combines two courses -- AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism and AP Physics C: Mechanics. AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism is a one-semester, calculus-based, college-level physics course, especially appropriate for students planning to specialize or major in physical science or engineering. The course explores topics such as electrostatics; conductors, capacitors, and dielectrics; electric circuits; magnetic fields; and electromagnetism. AP Physics C: Mechanics is equivalent to a one-semester, calculus-based, college-level physics course, especially appropriate for students planning to specialize or major in physical science or engineering. The course explores topics such as kinematics; Newton’s laws of motion; work, energy and power; systems of particles and linear momentum; circular motion and rotation; and oscillations and gravitation. Introductory differential and integral calculus is used throughout the course.10SC - Physical Science11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo25.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/AP%20Physics%20C%20wt.docx