High School Science

Integrated Physics & Chemistry

Integrated Physics & Chemistry (one credit)

This course integrates the disciplines of physics and chemistry in the following topics: motion, waves, energy transformations, properties of matter, changes in matter, and solution chemistry.

Online Student Resources
  McGraw Hill 

Biology Science

Biology (one credit)

Students in Biology study a variety of topics that include: structures and functions of cells and viruses; growth and development of organisms; cells, tissues, and organs; nucleic acids and genetics; biological evolution; taxonomy; metabolism and energy transfers in living organisms; living systems; homeostasis; ecosystems; and plants and the environment. .

Online Student Resources 
  STEMscopes

Chemistry

Chemistry (one credit)

Students study a variety of topics that include: characteristics of matter; energy transformations during physical and chemical changes; atomic structure; periodic table of elements; behavior of gases; bonding; nuclear fusion and nuclear fission; oxidation-reduction reactions; chemical equations; solutes; properties of solutions; acids and bases; and chemical reactions. Students will investigate how chemistry is an integral part of our daily lives.

Online Student Resources 
  STEMscopes

Physics

Physics (one credit)

Students study a variety of topics that include: laws of motion; changes within physical systems and conservation of energy and momentum; force; thermodynamics; characteristics and behavior of waves; and quantum physics. This course provides students with a conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and analytical and scientific skills.

Online Student Resources 
  STEMscopes

4th Year Science Credit Options

Beakers

 

The following courses are offered as a fourth year science credit:


TEA Laboratory and Field Requirements

How much laboratory and field time is required for high school science programs?

For all courses that receive science credit in grades 9-12, students for at least 40% of instructional time, conduct laboratory and field investigations.




 In all the high school science courses the students conduct field and laboratory investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical-thinking and scientific problem solving.

TEA Laboratory and Field Requirements

How much laboratory and field time is required for high school science programs?

For all courses that receive science credit in grades 9-12, students for at least 40% of instructional time, conduct laboratory and field investigations.

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