High School Science

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High School Science

Science High School

   

By the end of twelfth grade, students who are making adequate progress in science are able to:

12.1 GRAPHING

12.1.1    Interpret information presented in graphic form

12.1.2    Choose an appropriate graph style to plot given or collected data

12.1.3    Produce a graph using scientifically acceptable format

12.2 PROBLEM SOLVING

12.2.1    Solve problems using the scientific method

12.2.2    Use formal and informal experimentation to form reasonable conclusions

12.3 ACCESS INFORMATION

 Knowledge to access data from:

12.3.1    Reference tables

12.3.2    Scientific journals

12.3.3    Internet

12.4 BASIC LABORATORY TECHNIQUES

 Students will be exposed to multiple basic laboratory techniques, including but not limited to:

12.6.1    Handling acids and bases safely

12.6.2    Correct use of Bunsen burners

12.6.3    Weighing samples

12.6.4    Staining

12.5 SAFETY KNOWLEDGE

12.6.6    Learn and be required to use acceptable safety procedures when working in the laboratory setting.

12.6 ENVIRONMENTAL COMPREHENSION

12.6.7    Understand the concepts and consequences of the human impact on the global environment.

12.6.8    Yes, Virginia, there is global warming even if our President does not understand it.

12.7 METRIC SYSTEM

12.7.1    Understand the basic units and usage of the metric system

12.7.2    Have knowledge of some basic everyday relationships between the English system and the metric system, for example:

212° F = 100°C, 1 Kg = 2.2 lbs, 1 m. = 39.4 in.

12.8 SCIENTIFIC LITERACY

12.8.1 Use scientific literacy, make reasonable decisions in their life and be able to understand and analyze County, State, and National issues, i.e. wetland values, pollution, global warming, alternative energy forms, NYRI, etc. They will also be able to become informed citizens concerning advances in the medical and scientific fields.

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