These are new course offerings for next school year, 2021-22
Chemistry of Life
Successful completion of two science credits and passing one science Regents Exam; Successful completion of Algebra I and passing one math regents exam.
Chemistry of Life is a multidisciplinary course that focuses on the practical application of chemical and biological concepts. Students will explore theories and investigate practical application of the concepts of biology and chemistry related to the medical industry, technology, and everyday life. The core curriculum will be applied to medicine and health practices, forensic studies, biochemical relationships within the body, bacterial and viral relationships to chemistry, lab techniques, and science related careers. This course is geared toward students with an interest in nursing, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, medical assistants and medical technicians.
Successful completion of two science credits and passing one science regents exam.
An astonishing 99 percent of all species that ever lived on our planet are now extinct. How have mass extinction events shaped our planet? What types of life forms have existed throughout history? What types of evolutionary adaptations have Earth’s species made in order to survive on our changing planet?
Paleobiologists combine elements of paleontology, geology, and biology as they answer these and other questions by using snapshots of the past to uncover the narrative of this planet’s living history.
Students explore the many modes of fossilization, investigate key geological concepts, and classify the major phyla of animal and plant life in ancient and modern forms. Students examine present-day organisms in order to make comparisons with extinct life forms, identifying adaptations that have led to stronger survival rates. Students leave the course with a deeper understanding of the science behind dinosaur extinction theories, the development of human life, and the overall history of life on Earth, with a special focus on New York State.