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Baggett, Andrew
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Culp, Alan
Dept. Chair - Science
King, Jessica
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Murphy, Cynthia
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Patton, Pamela
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Skaggs, Scotty
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Science

The Science Department is directed towards meeting the spectrum of science education needs for students. Science education goals are currently divided into four broad categories: personal needs, social issues, academic preparation, and career awareness.

Courses

Anatomy & Physiology- This course provides exploratory activities in the structures and functions of the components of the human body. The content includes anatomical terminology, cells and tissues, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, special sensory organs, endocrine system, circulatory system, respiratory system, digestive system, excretory (urinary) system, reproductive system, homeostasis, disease process, immune response, and inheritance: molecular, cellular, organismal, mutations, and genetic disorders. Dissection of lower animals elucidates the study of human anatomy and is used extensively as an instructional strategy. Students who object to dissection should not elect to take this course.


Anatomy and Physiology Honors- This course advanced activities in the structures and function of the components of the human body. The content also includes cellular processes and tissues, the cardiovascular system, and special senses. Dissection of lower animals elucidates the study of human anatomy and is used extensively as an instructional strategy. Students who object to dissection should not elect the take this course.

 

Astronomy- Astronomy is an introductory level class that provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the most basic astronomical concepts associated with the Earth & its place in space, as well as, the structure & makeup of the Universe.  Through Astronomy you begin to understand your place as a planet dweller in an evolving universe; it’ll guide you to a better understanding of where we came from & how we formed.  It will also provide insights into how science works and how the processes of science can teach us more about what we are.


Biology- This course addresses scientific measurement, cell biology, cell reproduction, basic principles of genetics, microbiology, structure and function of animals, structure and functions of the human body, and ecological relationships.


Biology Honors- This course provides students with advanced exploratory experiences and activities in the fundamental concepts of life. The course addresses and expands the biological concepts that were treated in 200310 and presents.


Advanced Placement Biology- Advanced Placement Biology is a rigorous course designed to prepare students for the AP Biology Exam.  The course requires extensive reading, lecture, and laboratory experience.  Successful completion of the AP Exam will make a student eligible for college credit.  The course covers the four ‘Big Ideas’ of Biology: 1) The process of evolution drives the diversity and unity of life. 2) Biological systems utilize free energy and molecular building blocks to grow, to reproduce, and to maintain dynamic homeostasis. 3) Living systems store, retrieve, transmit, and respond to information essential to life processes. 4) Biological systems interact, and these systems and their interactions possess complex properties.


Chemistry- This course provides a study of the composition, properties, and changes associated with matter. The content includes classification and structure of matter, atomic theory, periodic table, bonding, chemical formulas, chemical reactions and balanced equations; behavior of gases, physical changes, acids, bases, and salts; and energy associated with physical and chemical changes.


Chemistry Honors- This course provides a rigorous study of the composition, properties, and changes associated with matter. The content includes heat, changes of matter, atomic structure, periodic table, bonding, chemical formulas and equations, mole concept, gas laws, energy and order, reaction rates and equilibrium, solutions, acids, bases, salts, nuclear chemistry, electrochemistry, and organic chemistry.



Advanced Placement Chemistry- This course provides a rigorous study of the composition, properties, and changes associated with matter. The content includes heat, changes of matter, atomic structure, periodic table, bonding, chemical formulas and equations, mole concept, gas laws, energy and order, reaction rates and equilibrium, solutions, acids, bases, salts, nuclear chemistry, electrochemistry, and organic chemistry.


Environmental Science- This course examines man's interaction with the environment. The content includes forms of pollution, conservation, environmental planning and policy, public land usages, population dynamics, and major forms of energy. Special Note: completion of a credit in this course precludes the earning a credit in AP environment science.


Advanced Placement Environmental Science- This course examines man's interaction with the environment. The content includes forms of pollution, conservation, environmental planning and policy, public land usages, population dynamics, and major forms of energy. Special Note: Completion of a credit in this course precludes the earning a credit in this course.

 

Forensic Science- This course focuses on the collection, identification and analysis of crime scene evidence. Emphasis will be placed on the methods that link suspect, victim, and crime scene. Laboratory exercises will include finger printing, handwriting analysis, ballistics, blood typing, hair and fiber examination, and DNA analysis. Case studies and current events will be explored.


Integrated Science - This course provides opportunities to investigate theories and ideas associated with earth science, chemistry, and physics early in the high school career. Students construct science knowledge by formulating questions, making predictions, planning experiments, making observations, interpreting and analyzing data, and drawing conclusions. The integration of physical science concepts is meant to make foundational learning more relevant and useful to high school students. The major areas of study are the nature of matter, energy, force and motion, processes that shape the earth , earth and space, and the nature of science.


Physics- Description coming soon.

Physics Honors- Description coming soon.

Advanced Placement Physics- Description coming soon.


Marine Science- This course provides students with an overview of marine environment. The content includes the origin of oceans, the nature of the marine habitat including chemical, physical, and geological aspects; ecology of the sea zonation, marine communities, classification, taxonomy, characteristics of major phyla/divisions, and man's interrelationship with the oceans.


Marine Science Honors- This course provides students with advanced exploratory experiences and activities in the concepts of marine science. The content includes the origin of oceans, the nature of the marine habitat including chemical, physical, and geological aspects, ecology of the sea zonation, marine communities, classification, taxonomy, characteristics of major marine phyla/ divisions, and man's interrelationship with the oceans.

Contact Us

Departmental Chairperson
Alan Culp
Email: aculp@escambia.k12.fl.us