Learning Recommendations: Successful completion of SCI125 - Chemistry Laboratory Methods or SCI200 - Biology

General Description: This is a yearlong laboratory course which fulfills the science requirements for graduation and university entrance. This course is based upon field-based data collection and scientific, inquiry-based lab work so students must be able to operate within the steps of scientific process.

This course fulfills one (1) college prep science requirement as outlined by the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) as a lab-based Science course.

Content:

  • Foundations
  • Lab skills
  • The Living World (interactions among species and resources, Biodiversity, etc.)
  • Population (methods for estimating, interactions between populations and HUMANS)
  • Land and water Use (urbanization, forestry, agriculture, mining, and water)
  • Energy resources and consumption
  • Pollution (air and water)
  • Pollution (waste generation, disposal, and health risks)
  • Global change

Strategies:

  • Lecture
  • Field-based data collection
  • Inquiry-based laboratory work
  • Student-based research and presentation
  • Critical thinking exercises
  • Computer-based modeling
  • Interdisciplinary applications (where appropriate)

Equipment to be provided by Student: composition notebook, appropriate field clothing